Minister Harper Confronts Ageism And The Shame It Brings

04 September 2021

Later life is a time of reassessment and reflection. What sense do we make of the lives we have lived? How do we come to terms with illness and death? What do we want to give to others as we grow older?

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Indian Spice Blend Makes Better Burgers

03 September 2021

The quest for better burgers often focuses, wrongly, on the toppings. For Labor Day, let’s instead pack flavor into the meat itself.

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Social Security Insolvency Up A Year Due To COVID Recession

02 September 2021

The sharp shock of the coronavirus recession pushed Social Security a year closer to insolvency but left Medicare’s exhaustion date unchanged, the government reported Tuesday in a counterintuitive assessment that deepens the uncertainty around the nation’s bedrock retirement programs.

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Better Care Better Jobs Act Aims To Strengthen Human Infrastructure

01 September 2021

At the end of June, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, D-MI and Senator Bob Casey, D-PA, introduced the “Better Care Better Jobs Act,”(S.2210) to widen access to Medicaid’s home and community based services for low-income elderly and disabled people, and to improve pay for the frontline caregivers who provide home care.

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Yosemite National Park: Scenic Sights Assault the Senses

31 August 2021

When I encountered my first giant Sequoia in the Mariposa Grove, I could not tilt my head far back enough to see the top. Walking around the trunk practically required a GPS.

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Hearing Aids: Apple, Bose Others Hit Market Filling FDA Void

30 August 2021

Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices.

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