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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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Making your home feel light and bright: some tips

25 August 2011

Whatever a person’s taste, “I think almost everybody wants to maximize the light in their living space,” said HGTV host Genevieve Gorder.

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Technology allows grandparents face time with grandkids

23 August 2011

Every couple of days, Taara McTee, 46, a Reno, Nevada-based Realtor, receives a simple text message from her son on her Android Sidekick mobile phone: “Skype.”

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Social Security disability on verge of insolvency

22 August 2011

By Stephen Ohlemacher WASHINGTON — Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security’s disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency. Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can’t find new ones in an economy […]

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Gridlock could benefit programs for America’s aging

19 August 2011

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON — Gridlock, as much as it’s derided, may be the best outcome for the elderly, health care providers and poor people in this fall’s fight over further deficit cuts. A new congressional supercommittee, split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, has until Thanksgiving to propose a gargantuan $1.5 trillion in budget savings […]

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Medicare prescription premiums won’t rise in 2012

05 August 2011

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — The Obama administration had good news for seniors Thursday: The average monthly premium for Medicare’s popular prescription program won’t go up next year. Many seniors may even see a dip in their costs, particularly if they shop around during open enrollment season this fall. Officials credited growing use of generics […]

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Get the body you always wanted

29 July 2011

Let’s face it, every body changes its appearance over time, and the aging process isn’t always to blame. Some of us fall in and out of intervals of exercising, indulge in occasional unhealthy eating, experience a slowing down of our metabolism, or have too much sun exposure.

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