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How To Get The Most Out Of Online Reviews The Joys of Having My Mom Live with Us Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care Poll: Pets Help Us Cope With Health and Emotional Issues Unpartnered With No Heirs: Estate Planning Still Important Medicare’s Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite Into Budgets States Push For Caregiver Tax Credits Beware Of Scammers Pretending To Be From Social Security
 
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How To Get The Most Out Of Online Reviews

Many online purchases are based on careful consideration of star ratings and product reviews left by complete strangers.

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The Joys of Having My Mom Live with Us

I love having her here. I haven’t lived with my mom in 40 years. At first we were out of practice, but now it feels like we picked right up where we left off in 1978.

(Darren Hauck for KHN)

Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long.

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Poll: Pets Help Us Cope With Health and Emotional Issues

A curled-up cat, a tail-wagging dog, a chirping parakeet or even a serene goldfish may help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues.

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Unpartnered With No Heirs: Estate Planning Still Important

Even if you do not have a partner, children or any living relatives, an estate plan makes sense.

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Medicare’s Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite Into Budgets

Unlike commercial plans that cap members’ out-of-pocket drug spending annually, Medicare has no limit for prescription medications in Part D, its drug benefit.

Gloria Brown is the primary caregiver for her husband, Arthur, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease four years ago. (Emma Marie Chiang for Kaiser Health News)

States Push For Caregiver Tax Credits

The price of paying for help isn’t cheap: The going rate in the San Francisco Bay Area ranges from $25 to $35 an hour.

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Beware Of Scammers Pretending To Be From Social Security

Last week I received six recorded calls purportedly from the Social Security Administration (SSA) informing me that my Social Security number was being deactivated.

How to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

26 October 2010

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, is a winter depression that occurs approximately the same time every year.

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A recipe for estate planning disaster awaits amateur ‘cooks’

26 October 2010

As eager cooks everywhere break out their favorite time-tested holiday recipes and experiment with new ones, it is a fitting time to discuss every estate planning attorney’s least favorite year-round recipe: the estate planning disaster.

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Would your loved ones know the answers?

26 October 2010

For example, do they know the names and phone numbers of your doctors? What about your health insurance policy numbers or your health care directives? Is there a list of your current medications, and is it up-to-date?

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Quiz to check your hearing

26 October 2010

If you are occasionally questioning your ability to hear the way you used to, the hearing quiz below may help give you direction on what to do next. Answer the questions with either a yes, no or sometimes:

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What women need to know about spinal fractures

26 October 2010

Spinal fractures are the most common fracture that result from osteoporosis.

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How VA Aid and Attendance helps veterans’ surviving spouses

26 October 2010

The VA Aid and Attendance benefit enabled John to attend a day care program several days a week to give Martha a break and time for errands.

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