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Medicare’s Wellness Visit Isn’t The Same As An Annual Physical What Would You Tell Your Younger Self? How To Zero In On Your Final, Forever Home Can Common Prescription Drugs Fight Aging? Tales Of Parental Caregiving: Cat On A Plane Visiting The Scene: Movie Buffs Travel To Favorite Movie Shoots Are You Eating And Living The Way You Want? Forget Vanity, Glasses Serve A More Useful Purpose
 
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Medicare’s Wellness Visit Isn’t The Same As An Annual Physical

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

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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

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?

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How To Zero In On Your Final, Forever Home

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

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Can Common Prescription Drugs Fight Aging?

Green is among a small but growing number of doctors who prescribe drugs “off-label” for their possible anti-aging effects.

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Tales Of Parental Caregiving: Cat On A Plane

As crazy-making as it can be to care for aging parents sometimes, there also can be moments of snort-stuff-out-your-nose hilarity.

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Visiting The Scene: Movie Buffs Travel To Favorite Movie Shoots

From Maine to Hawaii, locations where movie scenes were filmed attract visitors seeking to hold onto memories of beloved motion pictures.

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Are You Eating And Living The Way You Want?

For most of my young adult and later years, I started every New Year resolved to change my body.

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Forget Vanity, Glasses Serve A More Useful Purpose

Ever have something you take for granted, even though it makes your life better?

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Nanjing, China: Come For The History, Stay For The Food

12 March 2019

Savvy travelers know Nanjing as a hidden treasure, offering an array of rich historical and cultural sites for visitors to explore.

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Report Finds Few Of Us Get Routine Memory Checkups

11 March 2019

Medicare pays for an annual “wellness visit” that is supposed to include what’s called a cognitive assessment — a brief check for some early warning signs of dementia.

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5 Tips To Avoid Email Scams This Tax Season

10 March 2019

Phishing attempts have become much more sophisticated in recent years, so it’s even more important to be vigilant in order to protect your personal financial information.

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Cities And Counties Unlikely To Heed FDA Warning On Importing Foreign Drugs

08 March 2019

Prices of drugs from overseas pharmacies can be as much as 70 percent lower than what people pay in the U.S. because the costs are regulated by the foreign governments.

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How To File Your Taxes For Free

06 March 2019

The IRS estimates about 70 percent of Americans are eligible for FreeFile. There are options for free state preparation as well. 

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Medicare Trims Payments To 800 Hospitals

04 March 2019

The penalties pit hospitals against one another in a race to prevent the most infections, blood clots, cases of sepsis, bedsores, hip fractures and other complications.

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