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Day-Tripping: People In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? You Can Change Your Story What Are The 7 Best, Most Amazing Travel Benefits? Can Having A Considerate Partner Lead To Longer Life? Why ‘Medicare For All’ Better Cost More Sunset At The Palms: Getting One’s Goat In Jamaica A Late-Life Surprise: Taking Care Of Frail, Aging Parents Is Social Security Still A Third Rail Issue?
 
Megan Baker (left) of Papa & Barkley Co., a cannabis company based in Eureka, Calif., shows Shirley Avedon different products intended to help with pain relief. (Stephanie O’Neill for KHN)

Day-Tripping: People In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus

Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments is prompting her to consider some new options.

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? You Can Change Your Story

I remained steadfastly attached to my story, rooted to a past that had no future. Instead of confronting what I feared would be totally destructive to the present

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What Are The 7 Best, Most Amazing Travel Benefits?

You think you know a place, even if you’ve never seen it. After all, you’ve watched television shows about it.

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Can Having A Considerate Partner Lead To Longer Life?

Research shows having a partner whom you feel understands you, and cares about and appreciates you is linked to better health and well-being.

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Why ‘Medicare For All’ Better Cost More

Recent polling by the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that more than half of all Americans support a national health plan, an increase from 40 percent 20 years ago.

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Sunset At The Palms: Getting One’s Goat In Jamaica

I was delighted when my husband and I received Betty’s invitation for a picnic lunch at the Sunset in the Palms Resort in Negril, Jamaica.

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A Late-Life Surprise: Taking Care Of Frail, Aging Parents

The implications of later-life caregiving are considerable. Turning an elderly parent in bed, helping someone get into a car or waking up at night to provide assistance can be demanding on older bodies

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Is Social Security Still A Third Rail Issue?

Every year, the Trustees of the Social Security Trust Funds urge Congress to take action on the gaps developing in the beloved program’s finances.

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Spring 2018 Decor: A Happy And Relaxed Refuge At Home

01 April 2018

The biggest trend in decor may be that there isn’t a big seasonal shift in style any more. In an era of democratic design, there’s a relaxed approach to home decorating that has put the notion of “in” or “out” on a back burner.

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Social Security Funding Should Ease Customer-Service Crisis

31 March 2018

Years of budget cuts by Congress have left the Social Security Administration short of staff on its toll-free customer service line. Long lines form daily outside many local field offices.

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Roasted Asparagus Toasts Make An Elegant Spring Brunch

30 March 2018

Here’s a special dish tailor-made for an elegant spring brunch. It requires slightly more than the usual amount of work, but it’s so worth it.

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Why Reverse Mortgages Are A Harder Sell Now

29 March 2018

The millions of Americans who haven’t saved enough money for retirement still have a potential safety net: their home equity.

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Goodbye Uteri, You Served Your Purpose

28 March 2018

In a few weeks, we will part. I’m 56 and sadly, you are more of a liability now. You challenged me over the years, but together we did great things.

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Nirva (left), a Haitian immigrant living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, has helped care for Isolina Dicenso since 2011. They’ve grown close, bonding in part over their Catholic faith. “Thank God I met this woman,” Dicenso, 96, says of Nirva. (Melissa Bailey/KHN)

Trump Targets Immigrant POP: Elderly Brace To Lose Caregivers

27 March 2018

After back-to-back, eight-hour shifts at a chiropractor’s office and a rehab center, Nirva arrived outside an elderly woman’s house just in time to help her up the front steps.

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