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caregiving

How my caregiving stint reveals disturbing dark side

I always considered myself a nurturing person. Though I don’t have children, I am a classic hoverer and worrier — a regular Johnny-on-the-spot whenever friends or family require emotional or medical support.

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Cheney’s heart transplant about freedom

I was taken aback by my less than enthusiastic reaction upon learning that former Vice President Dick Cheney had had a heart transplant.

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Bargain hunter on demise of Filene’s Basement

Modesty took a backseat to a bargain at the original Filene’s Basement in downtown Boston. As women stripped down to their bras and girdles in the middle of aisles to try on skirts, dresses or slacks, men stood on the stairs unabashedly ogling the scene below.

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Secretariat key to reversing dismal care record

There was a time when a sound argument could be made that Massachusetts was on the right track when it came to aging residents in need of long-term care services and their caregivers.

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How come we aren’t as happy as our elders?

A new Gallup-Healthways index confirms there is such a thing as a mid-life crisis, but don’t worry because once we turn 65, it’s all laughter and contentment. older people are less likely to be sad or depressed than any other age group. In fact, although the difference is small, they’re actually somewhat happier.

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Vote, ballot box

The future of Medicare, Social Security

Here lies the opportunity for my generation to make sure that whatever Congress does to curb the deficit, Medicare and Social Security will not only survive, but will remain in forms we can count on as safety nets.

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