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Medicare Patients Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage Historic Village, Strawbery Banke, Hosts Food Genetic-Testing Scam Targets Seniors And Rips Off Medicare Viking River Cruises Offers Carefree European Travel Social Security 2100 Act Aims To Fix The Entitlement Is There A Way To Prevent Robocalls? Alexa Could Be Your Go-To Doctor In The Future Retiring Abroad? Medicare Doesn’t Travel Well
 
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Medicare Patients Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage

Medicare paid for Betty Gordon’s knee replacement surgery in March, but the 72-year-old former high school teacher needed a nursing home stay and care at home to recover.

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Historic Village, Strawbery Banke, Hosts Food & Wine Festival

Vintage & Vine offers more than 1,000 guests an opportunity to chat with knowledgeable wine and restaurant partners as they nibble and sip their way through the 10-acre, enchanting historical village.

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Genetic-Testing Scam Targets Seniors And Rips Off Medicare

The 86-year-old woman in rural Utah doesn’t usually answer solicitations from strangers, she said, but the young couple who knocked on her front door seemed so nice.

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Viking River Cruises Offers Carefree European Travel

It was early morning as our Viking long ship, Alruna, docked in the little town of Breisach, Germany.

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Social Security 2100 Act Aims To Fix The Entitlement

According to bill sponsors, the Social Security 2100 Act increases benefits for all current and future Social Security recipients, cuts taxes for almost 12 million seniors, and ensures the system remains solvent for the rest of this century.

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Is There A Way To Prevent Robocalls?

Collecting a person’s phone number is not a hard task these days. They are shared on the internet through social media platforms and other online channels.

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Alexa Could Be Your Go-To Doctor In The Future

Amazon has partnered with numerous health care companies, including several in California, to let consumers and employees use Alexa for health care purposes.

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Retiring Abroad? Medicare Doesn’t Travel Well

When Karen Schirack, 67, slipped on her way into her house in January and broke her left femur in multiple places, she had a decision to make.

Protect your elderly parents from scammers

19 November 2010

By Micha Shalev Adult children and caregivers play an important role in helping older people avoid scams. Unfortunately, scammers often prey on lonely seniors looking for someone to talk to. Sit down and talk to your elderly parents. Remind them not to give out personal or financial information to a stranger — no matter how […]

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Innovative procedure can alleviate back pain

19 November 2010

By Denise Moore Spinal fractures probably aren’t one of the current “hot” health topics when having an annual physical. But for a growing number of older women, it should be. These common fractures can be disfiguring and the underlying cause of other health issues. Spinal fractures are the most common osteoporotic fracture; over 900,000 spinal […]

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Helping hands help veterans during this and every season

19 November 2010

By Attorney Tracey Ingle As we near the end of the year thoughts inevitably turn to the holidays and questions of how one can help the less fortunate. Most of us are aware that cash donations are always welcome; the donation of a used car can bring a great tax break. But with a tight […]

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Raising Social Security retirement age hurts poor

19 November 2010

Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress.

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Medicare chief seeks better hospital safety

17 November 2010

About 1.5 percent of those patients, or 15,000 people a month, suffered a complication that contributed to their death, the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services said.

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Most in Mass. insured: Access to care tight

17 November 2010

The report found that while 97 percent of the state’s residents were insured, in part due to the state’s 2006 health care law, finding a doctor wasn’t always easy. Only 44 percent of primary care doctors are accepting new patients, and hospital emergency departments, where care is typically more expensive than in a doctor’s office, […]

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