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Would A Higher Social Security Retirement Age Hurt Retirees?

Is it time to raise the Social Security retirement age? The idea crops up often as a partial fix for the long-term financial challenges facing the program.

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Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

As you will quickly realize, I am not a fan of the rules governing claiming date within Social Security.

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Is Age A Factor in Facial Skin Cancer Treatment?

Age of the patient and relative lifespan could be taken into consideration when discussing treatment for slow-growing facial nonmelanoma skin cancer, say the authors. 

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Carol Smith is able to control the lights and the thermostat with Amazon Echo. She can ask Alexa to remind her to take medications, or even to call for help. “It gives her a great deal of independence,” said her husband, Ray. “If for some reason I have to be away, she’s able to function on her own.” (Courtesy of the Smith family)

New Tech. Helps Seniors Age In Place — And Not Feel Alone

Voice-assistive technologies like the Amazon Echo, Google Home and HomePod are likely to play a bigger role in helping seniors age in place, especially when paired with apps geared specifically for senior living.

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Is Massachusetts Ready To Be An ‘Age Friendly’ State?

In his Third State of the Commonwealth speech on Jan. 23, 2018, Gov. Charlie Baker announced “that AARP has formally designated Massachusetts as one of only two age-friendly states in the country.”

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True or False? Your Relationship With Food Affects Metabolism

Some of us are hearing the call of those jumbo sized bags of Halloween candy or realizing Thanksgiving isn’t far away.

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