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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.

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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.

Congress

Congress Should Curb Drug Prices Say Voters, Are Lawmakers Listening?

13 November 2019

Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable, with voters from both parties agreeing that reducing the cost of prescription drugs should be one of Congress’ top priorities.

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1 In 2 Seriously Sick Medicare Enrollees Struggles With Bills

11 November 2019

The survey findings were a surprise to researchers, since Medicare is considered relatively good coverage and most people have supplemental insurance to fill its gaps.

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Time Credit Card Application This Bonus-Friendly Season

10 November 2019

In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley’s comet of airline credit card welcome offers.

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Daylight Saving Time Has Long-term Effects On Health

09 November 2019

The annual transition to and from daylight saving time has clinical implications that last longer than the days where clocks “fall back” or “spring forward.”

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Black Friday: How To Save The Most During Bargain Hunt

06 November 2019

My husband and I have a Thanksgiving routine. Before the family arrives or the turkey is carved, we gather in the living room.

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Learn 4 Ways To Spend The Long Winter Months

03 November 2019

As the cold weather sets in we often spend more time indoors, offering the perfect opportunity to learn something new.

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