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Nursing Homes Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk How To Support People With Dementia Medicare Outpatient Part B Premium Going Up To $144.60 Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core Eight Vital Life Lessons From My Mother New Castle, Delaware: America’s History Lives On Every Street Medicare for All: What Happens To Medicaid? 5 Ways To Manage Political Stress
 
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Nursing Homes Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk

As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to protect their vulnerable residents from fires, earthquakes and other disasters.

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How To Support People With Dementia

Many older Americans worry about their risk for developing some form of dementia, and with good reason. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops some form of dementia every 65 seconds. Dementia most commonly affects people age 65 and older. Even worse, right now, there is no cure. “None of the […]

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Medicare Outpatient Part B Premium Going Up To $144.60

Medicare’s “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by nearly 7 percent to $144.60 a month next year, officials said. They blamed rising spending on medications. 

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Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core

For a dozen years, Larry Bocchiere, 68, didn’t find it especially difficult to care for his wife, Deborah, who struggled with breathing problems.

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Eight Vital Life Lessons From My Mother

My mom is now 85 and you’d be hard-pressed to find a fitter, more adorable and adroit senior citizen.

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New Castle, Delaware: America’s History Lives On Every Street

Everyone has heard of Colonial Williamsburg with its dozens of buildings from the late-17th to mid-19th centuries. But it’s not real life, folks.

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Medicare for All: What Happens To Medicaid?

One of the most controversial health care debates in the upcoming federal elections is the creation of a single, federal-level, universal health insurance program known as “Medicare For All.”

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5 Ways To Manage Political Stress

No matter what your political beliefs or affiliations, it’s safe to say all Americans are now living through a unique moment in our nation’s history.

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In Search Of Age-Friendly Health Care

14 September 2019

A month ago, during a visit to her doctor’s office in Sequim, Wash., Sue Christensen fell to her knees in the bathroom when her legs suddenly gave out.

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Signs Your Aging Parents May Need More Help At Home

13 September 2019

When aging parents struggle with basic tasks such as self-care, transportation or household chores, they don’t always talk about it.

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Investors’ Deep-Pocket Push To Defend Surprise Medical Bills

12 September 2019

As proposals to ban surprise medical bills move through Congress and state legislatures with rare bipartisan support, physician groups have emerged as the loudest opponents.

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More Vitamin D May Improve Memory: Too Much May Slow Reaction Time

11 September 2019

How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much?

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Viking River Cruises Offers Carefree European Travel

10 September 2019

It was early morning as our Viking long ship, Alruna, docked in the little town of Breisach, Germany.

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Five Hidden Benefits Of Getting Your Flu Shot

10 September 2019

Getting the flu vaccine is not only your best shot at beating the virus. It could help in other ways you may never have realized.

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