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When Falling Asleep Is An Elusive Chore

I can feel a good night’s sleep coming on like I can sense a weather change. I can also feel a bad one. There’s nothing more frustrating than tossing and turning as you watch the clock digits move slowly past midnight, then 1 a.m., and beyond.

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President Plays “Trump Card” With Seniors

On Sept. 24, Donald Trump held a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina to present the media with his new America First Health Care Plan.

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Birthday Thoughts: ‘When I’m … 64???’ (Yikes!)

You can’t imagine how old and wretched I pictured this age when I first heard Paul McCartney’s song back in 1967.

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What COVID Has Taught Us About Long Term Care

A nursing facility is a quick referral. But in the middle of a COVID pandemic, we learned it could be a risky referral.

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What I Wish I Had Known About Raising Teenage Boys

The other day I overheard two women talking about their high school age sons. “I can’t motivate him,” said one with a sigh. “He’s smart, but his grades are awful.”

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Social (Security) Distancing: Trump Scheme Harms The Entitlement

On Aug. 14, Social Security celebrated its 85th birthday. Instead of enjoying the celebration, the program had to deal with an Executive Order from Donald Trump which instructed the IRS to stop collecting the payroll contributions that fund the program.

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