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Panama Offers More Than The Canal Surviving The Summer Family Vacation With Adult Children Obamacare, Medicare Brain Power Loss Expected, But We Don’t Ask Doctors About Prevention Nursing Home Cameras Protect But Present Ethical Dilemmas Broken Care System Frustrates Doctors Too ‘The Financial Health of Social Security Is Strong’ Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Overeating
 
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Panama Offers More Than The Canal

Panama offers the sun-and-sand attractions enjoyed in most countries that front the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Sunbathers find stretches of seashore which are conducive to working on their tans.

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Surviving The Summer Family Vacation With Adult Children

You know the feeling. Your family’s going to everyone’s favorite summer spot. In our case, it’s the same house in South Yarmouth, Cape Cod each year.

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Obamacare, Medicare & ‘Medicare For All’ Muddy Campaign Trail

The health care debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they stand.

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Brain Power Loss Expected, But We Don’t Ask Doctors About Prevention

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia.

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Nursing Home Cameras Protect But Present Ethical Dilemmas

For many people who care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home.

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Broken Care System Frustrates Doctors Too

Dr. Hasan Shanawani was overcome by frustration. So, last week he picked up his cellphone and began sharing on Twitter his family’s enraging experiences with the U.S. health care system.

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‘The Financial Health of Social Security Is Strong’

Some members of Congress may not be prepared to protect Social Security, but the American people know better.

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Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Overeating

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true.

How federal health reform is helping now

24 February 2011

By Deborah E. Banda At the end of January, we were gearing up for a major battle on Beacon Hill. Gov. Patrick was readying the release of his 2012 state budget proposal. With a projected $1.8 billion shortfall, we worried how services for vulnerable seniors would be impacted, especially since they are already operating at […]

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In terms of retirement readiness, Boston region is 10th in the U.S.

24 February 2011

By Brian Goslow Boston residents rank 10th in re-tirement readiness, according to a study of the country’s 30 biggest metropolitan areas by Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked first, followed by Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn. “Overall, Boston residents are doing well from a preparation standpoint,” the report stated. Over 75 percent have set […]

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Bay State strives to provide secure retirements

24 February 2011

Baby boomer “tsunami” catches state by surprise.

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Report: Mass. cities face $20B retiree health care burden

16 February 2011

The $20 billion represents what local governments would have to pay for lifetime health care benefits already earned by 150,000 current employees and retirees. The report said the figure was likely understated, because it assumes 5 percent annual growth in health care costs, when actual increases have exceeded 10 percent over the last decade in […]

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Obama budget ignores Social Security, Medicare fixes

14 February 2011

Speaking at a news conference a day after releasing his 2012 budget — a $3.73 trillion spending plan — Obama said the politically explosive changes in those programs cannot be solved through dictates from the White House. The White House budget proposal does not address reforms to the Social Security pension system, Medicare medical insurance […]

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Sens. propose spending cap affecting Soc. Sec., Medicare

02 February 2011

Social Security, Medicare and virtually every other federal program would face the budget ax under legislation unveiled Tuesday aimed at forcing Congress to dramatically cut spending over the coming decade.

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