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Ageism In Medicine: A Doctor Speaks Out A Not-So-Shaggy Dog Story About Companionship 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
 
Ageism

Ageism In Medicine: A Doctor Speaks Out

Society gives short shrift to older age. This distinct phase of life doesn’t get the same attention that’s devoted to childhood.

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A Not-So-Shaggy Dog Story About Companionship

It was the end of a chilly Wednesday in late November and I had a car full of blankets made for dogs living in a shelter.

Panama

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.

Every patient has questions about hearing aids, Part 1

24 February 2011

By Dr. Robert Mario Which hearing aid will work best for me? A hearing aid should be selected that best suits your needs and lifestyle. It also depends on the kind and severity of your hearing loss. If you have hearing loss in both of your ears, two hearing aids are recommended because they provide […]

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The basics of Medicaid: What you can and cannot keep

24 February 2011

By Margot Birke In order to understand Medicaid qualifications, you first need to know how Medicaid treats your assets. Basically, Medicaid breaks your assets down in to two separate categories. The first is those assets that are exempt, and the second is those assets, which are non-exempt, or countable. Exempt assets are those that Medicaid […]

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State’s homestead law and newly enacted changes

24 February 2011

By Cathleen Summers We are often contacted by clients and asked to explain the homestead law here in Massachusetts. What are the advantages of declaring a homestead on my home? Can I claim a homestead on my second home? This article will provide you with the most current information regarding the homestead law, including a […]

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Blepharitis is the common cause of red, irritated eyelids

24 February 2011

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy One of the most common complaints is red, irritated eyelids. Often the lids are itchy, red, scaly and sore. In addition, the eyes can become red, heavy and teary. Most often the cause of these symptoms is blepharitis. Blepharitis is not an infection. It should not be confused with conjunctivitis. […]

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Senior moments or dementia? How to tell the difference

24 February 2011

By Angela Rocheleau Have you ever been carrying on a conversation and suddenly you can’t remember the name of your best friend, the movie you saw last night, or even what you were just going to say? A new Mayo clinic study of more than 2,000 men and women over 70 found that most were […]

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Caregiving for the cognitively impaired through expressive arts

24 February 2011

By David Price Madison Square Garden, October 2009: My wife, Sylvia and I are delighted to attend the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert. The show opens with Jerry Lee Lewis, still on fire at age 74, followed by a fabulous line up Hall of Fame Inductees. They all sound great. As […]

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