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Beware Of Scammers Pretending To Be From Social Security Medicare’s Wellness Visit Isn’t The Same As An Annual Physical What Would You Tell Your Younger Self? How To Zero In On Your Final, Forever Home Can Common Prescription Drugs Fight Aging? Tales Of Parental Caregiving: Cat On A Plane Visiting The Scene: Movie Buffs Travel To Favorite Movie Shoots Are You Eating And Living The Way You Want?
 
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Beware Of Scammers Pretending To Be From Social Security

Last week I received six recorded calls purportedly from the Social Security Administration (SSA) informing me that my Social Security number was being deactivated.

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Medicare’s Wellness Visit Isn’t The Same As An Annual Physical

The annual wellness visit generally doesn’t include a physical exam, except to check routine measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure.

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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Many years ago when I turned 17, I was so young and dewy, so eager to begin. If I could go back in time, what would I say to this insecure, vulnerable creature?

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How To Zero In On Your Final, Forever Home

When Martha Powers and Larry Gomberg heard the news about Hurricane Florence bringing horrific winds and catastrophic flooding to Wilmington, N.C., they grimaced.

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Can Common Prescription Drugs Fight Aging?

Green is among a small but growing number of doctors who prescribe drugs “off-label” for their possible anti-aging effects.

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Tales Of Parental Caregiving: Cat On A Plane

As crazy-making as it can be to care for aging parents sometimes, there also can be moments of snort-stuff-out-your-nose hilarity.

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Visiting The Scene: Movie Buffs Travel To Favorite Movie Shoots

From Maine to Hawaii, locations where movie scenes were filmed attract visitors seeking to hold onto memories of beloved motion pictures.

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Are You Eating And Living The Way You Want?

For most of my young adult and later years, I started every New Year resolved to change my body.

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How Caregiving Role Can Put Your Wellbeing At Risk

24 January 2019

Much has been said about the Sandwich Generation, that group of people tasked with simultaneously caring for aging parents and raising their own children.

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Should You Pay Off Mortgage Before You Retire?

23 January 2019

To cover mortgage payments, retirees frequently have to withdraw more from their retirement funds than they would if the mortgage were paid off.

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On Facebook & Twitter Privacy At Risk Even Without An Account

22 January 2019

Privacy on social media is like second-hand smoke. It’s controlled by the people around you, according to a study.

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Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs Out Of Reach

21 January 2019

Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for years.

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Why You Should Eat More Protein And Not Overdo Shakes

20 January 2019

Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when losing weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization.

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Can Drinking Oolong Tea Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

19 January 2019

The results of a study offer a potential non-toxic strategy to prevent breast cancer.

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