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Laughter is still the best medicine

Beverly Rousseau may not have entered laughing, but it didn’t take long before her non-stop guffaws filled the next hour.

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Not All Veterans Are Created Equal

Unfortunately, under the rules of veterans benefits programs, not all veterans are created equal — eligibility is everything. There are compensation benefits for veterans who are disabled because of their service.

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The Veterans benefit the VA doesn’t want you to know about

One of the biggest fears many people have today is having their life savings wiped out if they have to pay for substantial medical and health care expenses, or God forbid, assisted living or nursing home care.

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New state publication offers guide to healthy, happy old age

A new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-funded publication is aimed at making Massachusetts families aware of the long-term needs they will face in the years ahead.

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Curves program proves play keeps you young

After two recent hip replacements forced her to slow down, Ruth “Penny” Nikolajevs, 67, who had always lived an active hands-on lifestyle wanted to get back in shape.

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Dr. shortage affects aging Americans

Like many of his fellow geriatricians, Dr. Gary Blanchard of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester has been keeping a leery eye on Jan. 1, 2011.

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