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Nursing Homes Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk How To Support People With Dementia Medicare Outpatient Part B Premium Going Up To $144.60 Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core Eight Vital Life Lessons From My Mother New Castle, Delaware: America’s History Lives On Every Street Medicare for All: What Happens To Medicaid? 5 Ways To Manage Political Stress
 
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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. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops some form of dementia every 65 seconds. Dementia most commonly affects people age 65 and older. Even worse, right now, there is no cure. “None of the […]

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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.

Women

Why Alzheimer’s Risk For Women Differs From Men

18 July 2019

Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases in the U.S. are in women and it’s not just because we live longer.

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Medicare Advantage Overbills Taxpayers By Billions Yearly

17 July 2019

Officials have known for years that some Medicare Advantage plans overbill the government by exaggerating how sick their patients are or by charging Medicare for treating serious medical conditions they cannot prove their patients have.

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Did Your Health Plan Deny You Care? Fight Back

16 July 2019

Have you ever stepped up to the pharmacy cash register only to learn your new prescription will cost you hundreds of dollars because your insurance doesn’t cover it?

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3 Sites To Help Aging Parents Organize Details

15 July 2019

Sean Fletcher knew his dad had an estate plan, complete with a health care directive detailing what medical treatment should be given in an emergency.

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Men

Five Tips For Improving The Health Of Men

14 July 2019

Men are far more likely to skip routine health screens than women.

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How To Get A Cheaper Prescription From The Doctor’s Office

13 July 2019

When Mary Kay Gilbert saw her doctor in May for a skin infection on her leg, she wasn’t surprised to receive a prescription for an antibiotic cream.

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