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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
 
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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.

Retiring on time despite the economic downturn

26 October 2010

It took guts and good planning to decide to retire in the middle of the deepest recession in decades. Even so, those who did felt flickers of self-doubt when the stock market crumbled around the time they banked their final paychecks.

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Tai Chi and Qigong show significant health benefits

26 October 2010

n across-the-board review of the health effects of Qigong and Tai Chi finds these practices offer many physical and mental health advantages with benefits for the heart, immune system and overall quality of life.

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For the good of us all: family searches for Alzheimer’s cure

26 October 2010

As the years passed, he would see it again in other family members, including a horribly forgetful aunt, who put ice trays into the stove instead of the freezer.

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Mass. candidates address retiree concerns at AARP forum

21 October 2010

The candidates appeared at historic Faneuil Hall for an AARP sponsored forum, which focused on key issues for older individuals and their families, including health and prescription drug affordability, economic security for older workers, home and community based care, housing and transportation.

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Federal funding finally frees up Home Care wait list

19 October 2010

The funding released was half of what the home care program lost in the early summer, when the supplemental federal funds were delayed by Republican members in the House of Representatives.

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House to consider $250 payments to SS recipients

12 October 2010

To make up for the lack of a COLA, the House will vote in November — after congressional elections — on a bill to provide $250 payments to Social Security recipients, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

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