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Nursing Homes Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk How To Support People With Dementia Medicare Outpatient Part B Premium Going Up To $144.60 Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core Eight Vital Life Lessons From My Mother New Castle, Delaware: America’s History Lives On Every Street Medicare for All: What Happens To Medicaid? 5 Ways To Manage Political Stress
 
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Nursing Homes Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk

As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to protect their vulnerable residents from fires, earthquakes and other disasters.

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How To Support People With Dementia

Many older Americans worry about their risk for developing some form of dementia, and with good reason. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops some form of dementia every 65 seconds. Dementia most commonly affects people age 65 and older. Even worse, right now, there is no cure. “None of the […]

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Medicare Outpatient Part B Premium Going Up To $144.60

Medicare’s “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by nearly 7 percent to $144.60 a month next year, officials said. They blamed rising spending on medications. 

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Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core

For a dozen years, Larry Bocchiere, 68, didn’t find it especially difficult to care for his wife, Deborah, who struggled with breathing problems.

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Eight Vital Life Lessons From My Mother

My mom is now 85 and you’d be hard-pressed to find a fitter, more adorable and adroit senior citizen.

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New Castle, Delaware: America’s History Lives On Every Street

Everyone has heard of Colonial Williamsburg with its dozens of buildings from the late-17th to mid-19th centuries. But it’s not real life, folks.

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Medicare for All: What Happens To Medicaid?

One of the most controversial health care debates in the upcoming federal elections is the creation of a single, federal-level, universal health insurance program known as “Medicare For All.”

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5 Ways To Manage Political Stress

No matter what your political beliefs or affiliations, it’s safe to say all Americans are now living through a unique moment in our nation’s history.

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Cruise Ship Passengers Should Prepare For Sickness Or Injury

20 October 2019

Royal Caribbean’s gargantuan Oasis of the Seas boasts four outdoor pools and an 82-foot zip line and made quite a splash shortly after its 2014 refurbishment when it added the first Tiffany & Co boutique at sea.

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When Is Best Time To Your Get Flu Shot?

19 October 2019

When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided if older adults wait until October to get a  flu shot.

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The 6 Biggest Retirement Mistakes, And 1 Defense

18 October 2019

One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don’t know.

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Health Care Stayed Front And Center At Democratic Debate

17 October 2019

Voters got a better look at Democrats’ health care priorities as 12 of the leading candidates vowed to codify abortion access, threatened to jail opioid company executives and added a few more details to their health plans during the fourth Democratic debate.

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Think ‘Medicare For All’ Is The Only Democratic Health Plan?

16 October 2019

If you tuned in for the first five nights of the Democratic presidential debates, you might think “Medicare for All” and providing universal care are the only health care ideas Democrats have.

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Elderly Use Virtual Reality For Travel, Health Issues

15 October 2019

Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years.

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