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Laughter Acts As A Stress Buffer: Even Smiling Helps

People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events, although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter.

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Trump Risks Future Of Social Security & Medicare

President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation’s lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount.

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The New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World

Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same, particularly for people over 60.

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Cognitive Functioning: Boomers Show Concerning Decline

In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations.

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12 Lifestyle Changes Could Delay, Prevent Dementia

Modifying 12 risk factors over a lifetime could delay or prevent 40 percent of dementia cases, according to an updated report.

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Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Disease A Step Closer

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia.

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Marriage: How Do You Celebrate 40 Years of Everything?

Randy and I didn’t expect to have our big anniversary during a pandemic. But here we are and we’re adjusting.

happiness

Happiness, what’s love got to do with it?

How accurate was William Shakespeare when he said, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?”

Pandemic

Pandemic: Avoiding Care Could Mean Life Or Death

03 August 2020

These days, Los Angeles acting teacher Deryn Warren balances her pain with her fear. She’s a bladder cancer patient who broke her wrist in November.

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What To Do With Your Stuff The Kids Don’t Want

01 August 2020

Parents who are downsizing or simply decluttering may have to get creative at finding homes for all their unwanted possessions; particularly these days.

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Home Health Workers Pay Is Paltry, Says Biden

31 July 2020

In a speech this month, former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, offered the third installment of a four-part economic plan being rolled out in advance of the Democratic National Convention in August.

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Vaccine: Public Health Experts Fear a Hasty FDA Signoff

30 July 2020

The vaccine trial that Vice President Mike Pence kicked off in Miami on Monday gives the United States the tiniest chance of being ready to vaccinate millions of Americans just before Election Day.

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Sunglasses: Myths That Could Damage Your Vision

27 July 2020

Did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye disease? The good news is that prevention is simple.

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Technology

Technology Divide Between ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

25 July 2020

Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians. These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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