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Gloves And The Great Covid PPE Hunt Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion As You Become Older, Do You Become “More”? Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming? Souvenirs Bring Back Past Adventures The Do’s and Don’ts of Face Masks Trump’s Take On COVID Testing Misses Public Health Realities Medicare: When A Doctor No Longer Accepts Patients
 
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Gloves And The Great Covid PPE Hunt

I recently received a call from two front-line workers who are caring for an elderly friend of mine. “We’re just about out of gloves,” the personal care attendant worker said.

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Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion

Since the start of the pandemic, the public has been barraged by conflicting messages.

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As You Become Older, Do You Become “More”?

Someone once said we discover who we really are as we age. I used to wonder if that was true.

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Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming?

As Americans continue to grapple with the novel coronavirus, one question is on a lot of people’s minds: Are we already seeing, or will we eventually see, a second wave of the virus?

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Souvenirs Bring Back Past Adventures

My body is home, but my mind is roaming the globe. I’m stalking endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, interacting with animals and people in the Amazon.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Face Masks

Face masks are an important part of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all masks are created equal.

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Trump’s Take On COVID Testing Misses Public Health Realities

President Donald Trump sought to downplay the numbers associated with COVID-19 in the United States by arguing that the soaring national count was simply the result of superior testing.

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Medicare: When A Doctor No Longer Accepts Patients

Pneumonia. Heart problems. High cholesterol. Betsy Carrier, 71, and her husband, Don Resnikoff, 79, relied on their primary care doctor in Montgomery County, Maryland, for help managing their ailments.

Are you financially prepared to retire?

20 January 2011

It’s unusual to feel financially well prepared for retirement. That’s due partly to the poor performance of stocks over the past decade. But mostly it’s due to not socking enough money away.

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Childhood prediction may not live up to reality

20 January 2011

When I was in the first grade, I had a particular interest in the number 100. I liked the way it sounded and looked. When I informed my teacher that I planned on living to 100, she didn’t laugh.

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Medicare and prevention: Take charge of your health

20 January 2011

By Ron Pollack Experts tell us the key to making New Year’s resolutions is to make your goals realistic. So if walking a mile is a challenge, don’t tell yourself this is the year you’re going to run a marathon. Instead, how about something more attainable — something that will serve you better in the […]

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Failure to plan for long-term care could leave you holding an empty bag

20 January 2011

By Margot Birke Today we face the real possibility, as we grow older, of seeking long-term care in a nursing home for ourselves or for a loved one. Long-term care in nursing homes consists mainly of assistance with the tasks of daily living such as eating, dressing and bathing. Medicare or private medical insurance does […]

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Heart to heart advice for families and caregivers

20 January 2011

By Angela Rocheleau February is National Heart Month and here are a few interesting facts to ponder. Every year since its congressional approval in 1963, the president has issued a proclamation to help raise public awareness of heart disease. Even though most people associate heart disease with men, it’s also the leading cause of death […]

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What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?

20 January 2011

By Micha Shalev About 5 million Americans, or 10 percent of those over 65 years of age, suffer from Alzheimer’s disease according to the Fischer Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Yet despite the prevalence of this condition there exists a great deal of confusion over what it is and what causes it. When a loved […]

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