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Who’s That Tired-Looking Older Woman In The Mirror?

Just the other day, I accidentally hit the Photo Booth button on my laptop, and was jolted by the image of a person I barely recognized staring back at me.

Mindy with her husband, Eddie

My Husband Just Retired and I Feel Like I’m Just Getting Started

It’s been almost two weeks since I got the email from my husband that he was retiring as of that afternoon.

Stan Hugo with his wife, Donna, who is a resident at the Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Hugo tracks staffing levels at the skilled nursing facility. (Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times)

Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

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Feel Like The Last Friend Standing? How To Cultivate New Buds 

As baby boomers age, more and more folks will reach their 80s, 90s. They will not only lose friends but face the daunting task of making new friends.

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A Few Surprising Things I’ve Learned Traveling With My Mother

Let’s face it. The thought of getting older is scary. Being in my 60s feels surreal, especially since I know I was only 30 last week.

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Vacation Digs With A Difference

Ari and Brad Nicholson settle for the night in the most luxurious setting they’ve enjoyed anywhere.

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Fixing Social Security Starts With Us Voters

Every year the people who depend upon Social Security can count on two things: the program’s trustees will release a report showing a continued deterioration in its finances, and the pundits will castigate politicians for not doing anything about it.

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Life Stages And Estate Planning

Estate planning is not a one-time endeavor. Unfortunately many people believe that they do not need an estate plan until they approach retirement.

Vitamin D No Defense Against Dementia

11 July 2018

New research from South Australian scientists has shown that vitamin D is unlikely to protect individuals from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or other brain-related disorders.

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(Molly Ferguson for Kaiser Health News)

Taken For A Ride? Ambulances Stick Patients With Surprise Bills

09 July 2018

One patient got a $3,660 bill for a 4-mile ride. Another was charged $8,460 for a trip from one hospital that could not handle his case to another that could.

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4 Ways To Prevent Loneliness From Wrecking Your Retirement

08 July 2018

A study found that nearly half of Americans report feeling lonely sometimes or always, which the study concluded is a national “epidemic.” 

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5 Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

07 July 2018

Summer is here, but enjoying longer and sunnier days outdoors means your skin is vulnerable to sunburn and health risk. 

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Cooking For Two: Gazpacho Shines After Sherry Vinegar Marinade Bath

06 July 2018

Hand-cut vegetables marinated in seasoned vinegar are the key to this stellar gazpacho. 

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Geriatric Assessments Could Fine-Tune Cancer Care For Older Adults

05 July 2018

In a move to improve cancer care for older adults, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is recommending that all patients age 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or undergoing chemotherapy.

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