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Who Knew? Life Begins (Again) At 65 Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need To Know The Exquisite Torture Of Tolerating A Pedicure Finding The Spirit In Cassadaga, Florida Dementia: Consequences Of Failing To Do An Estate Plan Marrying Intelligent Women Could Protect Men From Dementia Day-Tripping: People In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? You Can Change Your Story
 
Bruce Horovitz with his wife, Evelyne, and daughters, Becca (left) and Rachel, at a lakeside campground near Interlaken, Switzerland, where the family travels each summer. (Courtesy of Bruce Horovitz)

Who Knew? Life Begins (Again) At 65

I’m certain that turning 65 was the watershed moment that finally grew me up.

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Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need To Know

If you are not happy with your Medicare coverage, now is the time to make a change.

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The Exquisite Torture Of Tolerating A Pedicure

Yes, there are worse problems in life. But I admit to envy when sitting on a pedicure perch in my local nail salon.

Finding The Spirit In Cassadaga, Florida

Cassadaga was founded by a medium named George Colby, who claimed that during a séance his “spirit guide” Seneca advised him to establish a spiritual center in Florida.

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Dementia: Consequences Of Failing To Do An Estate Plan

A diagnosis of dementia, or other cognitive impairment, all too often leads to denial on the part of the person who is affected and on their families as well.

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Marrying Intelligent Women Could Protect Men From Dementia

Research suggests that marrying an intelligent woman helps protect a man from dementia. But another study says that men are terrified of smart women.

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

Things to do even before you’re eligible for a VA pension

11 June 2010

I talk with a lot of veterans who are disappointed they don’t qualify for a Veteran’s Pension, and dismiss the whole subject from their minds.

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Why doesn’t the VA speak English, or what is an IVAP and an UME?

11 June 2010

It’s true, like most government entities, the Department of Veterans Affairs is rife with abbreviations.

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Which Comes First, the Pension to Buy the Services, or the Services to Qualify for the Pension?

11 June 2010

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This is the quintessential issue in VA nonservice connected disability pensions.

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Free Resources for Veterans

11 June 2010

mes, veterans face all sorts of problems: needing to afford home health care or an assisted living apartment, to appealing disability claims and recharacterizing discharges.

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What to do about age-related eye problems

10 June 2010

Most Individuals over the age of 40 experience difficulty seeing up close without the aid of bifocals, trifocals or reading glasses.

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Why should you pay more for cremation?

10 June 2010

There are two reasons why you are willing to pay more for something.

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