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Medicare Insolvency Looms But There’s A Fix

The most urgent retirement issue facing the new Biden administration and Congress is not Social Security reform or figuring out how to boost savings in 401(k)s and IRA accounts.

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Mass. Gov. Made No Buddies With Vaccine Buddy Plan

Getting people to wear masks during the COVID pandemic has been hard enough. But getting people to accept a vaccine to protect them has been equally hard.

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Housework As Therapy: It’s Small Things, Nicely Done

In these turbulent times, there’s one thing I do daily that keeps me on track and gives comfort. I turn to it, whether in the mood or not.

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Biden Health Plan A Shot In The Arm For Older Americans

America’s health care system will look different as the administration of Pres. Joe Biden settles into the Oval Office.

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Why My Pedometer Is Better Than Xanax

God, this is a stressful time. My body’s buzzing with so much tension, I want to reach for a Xanax, two shots of tequila or both.

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Looking For Patient-Centered Care In A Pandemic

A few weeks ago, I drove a home-bound elderly man to get a COVID test in Western Massachusetts. The test took only a few minutes, and the results several days later were negative.

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