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Gratitude & Bringing Your Best Self To Holiday Table

Perhaps you or a loved one are not in a place emotionally, physically or spiritually that you’d hoped you’d be at this time.

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The Terrifying Day My Chocolate Ran Out: 5 Stages To Coping

You think you know how you’ll react in a crisis. You think you’ll be calm and collected. But then it happens and you’re not.

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What The Numbers Say About Living Longer In Retirement

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and we spend more on healthcare per capita than any other country.

Ellen and her brother celebrate Chanukah in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the family’s bronze menorah.

Menorah Memories Fuel Chanukah Traditions

I was about 4 when I went with my mother to buy the first and only menorah I remember my family having.

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Mingling In Myanmar, A Country Of Surprises

My first surprise was that a Buddhist monk in Myanmar spoke English, although our guide did have to translate some of the discussion that my wife Fyllis and I had with him.

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More Scenes From A Boomer Marriage

After two plus decades of marriage, I still can’t imagine a better partner than Hubs with whom to navigate this adventure called life.

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The Things We Do For Love

God bless my husband, Randy. He’s doing something soon he really doesn’t want to do. If left to his own devices, he’d be relaxing in front of the television or playing a gig.

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Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

As you will quickly realize, I am not a fan of the rules governing claiming date within Social Security.

One out of every five older Americans are financial swindle victims

17 June 2010

More than 7.3 million older Americans — one out of every five people over the age of 65 — have been victimized by a financial swindle, according to a new survey by Investor Protection Trust (IPT)

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Older Americans show alarming uptick in drug abuse

17 June 2010

The study also shows a sharp rise during this period in the proportion of older Americans admissions related to illicit drug abuse — even though alcohol abuse is still the leading cause for admissions involving this age group.

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Tests help predict falls in Parkinson’s Disease

17 June 2010

“Falls are a major problem for people with Parkinson’s disease and can lead to injuries and reduced mobility, which can result in increasing weakness, loss of independence and increased use of nursing homes,” said study author Graham K. Kerr.

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Businesses should apply for federal relief to reduce retiree ins. costs, says Gov. Patrick

17 June 2010

The program provides reimbursement to participating employment-based plans for a portion of the cost of health benefits for early retirees and their spouses, surviving spouses and dependents.

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Problematic blood clotting contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease

17 June 2010

A drug that interferes with that process could reduce the memory loss and dementia that are the most wrenching consequences of the disease, the findings suggest.

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Obama and GOP bicker over doctors’ Medicare pay

14 June 2010

President Barack Obama is asking Republican lawmakers to approve billions of dollars in new spending to avert a scheduled 21 percent cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.

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