Featured Stories
Panama Offers More Than The Canal Surviving The Summer Family Vacation With Adult Children Obamacare, Medicare Brain Power Loss Expected, But We Don’t Ask Doctors About Prevention Nursing Home Cameras Protect But Present Ethical Dilemmas Broken Care System Frustrates Doctors Too ‘The Financial Health of Social Security Is Strong’ Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Overeating
 
Panama

Panama Offers More Than The Canal

Panama offers the sun-and-sand attractions enjoyed in most countries that front the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Sunbathers find stretches of seashore which are conducive to working on their tans.

summer vacation with Laurie Stone's family

Surviving The Summer Family Vacation With Adult Children

You know the feeling. Your family’s going to everyone’s favorite summer spot. In our case, it’s the same house in South Yarmouth, Cape Cod each year.

Obamacare, Medicare, Medicare For All

Obamacare, Medicare & ‘Medicare For All’ Muddy Campaign Trail

The health care debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they stand.

brain

Brain Power Loss Expected, But We Don’t Ask Doctors About Prevention

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia.

nursing home

Nursing Home Cameras Protect But Present Ethical Dilemmas

For many people who care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home.

doctor, storm, twitter, healthcare , care

Broken Care System Frustrates Doctors Too

Dr. Hasan Shanawani was overcome by frustration. So, last week he picked up his cellphone and began sharing on Twitter his family’s enraging experiences with the U.S. health care system.

piggy-bank-life-preserver

‘The Financial Health of Social Security Is Strong’

Some members of Congress may not be prepared to protect Social Security, but the American people know better.

Mediterranean diet

Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Overeating

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true.

lasagna

Cooking For 2: Easy Meatless Lasagna Can Also Feed A Crowd

22 March 2019

There’s no reason why a vegetable lasagna made with the classic trio of eggplant, zucchini and summer squash should be any less satisfying than a meat-based casserole.

Read the full story

Posted in Good Eats0 Comments

medicarewellness-01

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

21 March 2019

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

Read the full story

Posted in Health, Features, Your Money0 Comments

Laurie

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

20 March 2019

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?

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Laurie's Scribbles4 Comments

shitake mushrooms

Eating Mushrooms May Reduce The Risk Of Cognitive Decline

19 March 2019

Older adults who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 percent reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment.

Read the full story

Posted in Health studies0 Comments

loneliness, elderly, caregiver, health, man

Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults: Tailoring A Solution

18 March 2019

For years, Dr. Linda Fried offered older patients who complained of being lonely what seemed to be sensible guidance. “Go out and find something that matters to you,” she would say.

Read the full story

Posted in Health, Family Care0 Comments

gomberg-powers-wapo_1350

How To Zero In On Your Final, Forever Home

17 March 2019

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

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Housing Options0 Comments