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Beware Of Scammers Pretending To Be From Social Security 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?
 
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Beware Of Scammers Pretending To Be From Social Security

Last week I received six recorded calls purportedly from the Social Security Administration (SSA) informing me that my Social Security number was being deactivated.

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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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Myanmar: Country of Contrasts, Pagodas, Culture & Controversy

27 November 2018

There is very little that can entice me to get up at 4 a.m., but how often do you get a chance to bathe a Buddha?

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Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous Errors

26 November 2018

When Liz Tidyman’s elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren years ago, they carried their medical records with them in a couple of brown cardboard folders tied with string.

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Grandparents: The Wild Kingdom Is Alive In Holiday Gift Items

25 November 2018

Pick your print, type of gift item and price range and away you go, especially in women’s apparel and accessories.

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Most of the seniors displaced by the Camp Fire had moved on from the tent camp at Walmart by Friday. (Brian Rinker/California Healthline)

WildFire Chases Seniors From Retirement Havens To Field Hospitals

24 November 2018

After barely getting out of Paradise alive before the Camp Fire turned her town to ash, Patty Saunders, 89, now spends her days and nights in a reclining chair inside the shelter.

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Orange Juice, Leafy Greens, Berries Tied To Decreased Memory Loss In Men?

23 November 2018

Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in men.

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Black Friday: Shop It Or Skip It?

22 November 2018

A solid 70 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday this year, according to a recent NerdWallet study conducted by The Harris Poll.

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