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Social Security Myths You Shouldn Did Your Health Plan Deny You Care? Fight Back Generic Drugs Can Cost Medicare Recipients More Than Brand-Names Are Your Grandchildren Getting Too Much Screen Time? Why You Should Get Your Beneficiary Designations Right How To Get Rid Of Pesky ‘Subscription Creep’ Family Overnights Can Be Stressful, Yet Welcome Nursing Home Cost Outpaces Inflation, Medical Care
 
Social Security

Social Security Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Researchers tell us that most people would be better off waiting to claim Social Security benefits. Yet most people file early.

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Did Your Health Plan Deny You Care? Fight Back

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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Generic Drugs Can Cost Medicare Recipients More Than Brand-Names

Medicare Part D enrollees may pay more out of pocket for high-priced specialty generic drugs than their brand-name counterparts, according to new research.

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Are Your Grandchildren Getting Too Much Screen Time?

Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun.

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Why You Should Get Your Beneficiary Designations Right

when you sign up for a life insurance policy, retirement account such as 401 (K), IRAs, or other investment accounts, you are required to list a beneficiary who will receive the proceeds when you pass.

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How To Get Rid Of Pesky ‘Subscription Creep’

From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with subscriptions that are costing you dearly.

Family

Family Overnights Can Be Stressful, Yet Welcome

Soon after my brother returned from a family trip with his two young children many years ago, I asked him how it was.

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Nursing Home Cost Outpaces Inflation, Medical Care

One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices.

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Top 4 Ways To Stay Healthy This Summer

25 June 2019

Summer is a great time to get active, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the outdoors.

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Are Older Social Drinkers Putting Health At Risk?

24 June 2019

Nearly half of Americans older than 65 years of age self-report as current drinkers. Most do not develop alcohol use disorders.

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Will Legislation Ensure Retirement Security?

23 June 2019

Federal policy on retirement security is one chaotic mess right now. Just consider the contradictory state of affairs when it comes to pensions and retirement income. 

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Prostate: A Health Number Men Should Know

22 June 2019

Blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index can tell you a lot about your heart health, but if you’re a man, you need to know one more.

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Why You Should Peek At Your Doctor’s Notes

21 June 2019

When Pamela DeSalvo read the clinical note from her doctor’s visit, the words on the page hit her hard: “clinically morbidly obese.”

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What’s On Your Summer Teacup List?

19 June 2019

Enjoying summer was easy as kids. Most of us did what we wanted. We didn’t need a list.

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