Monthly Archives: March 2012

Featured Link ― Type 2 Diabetes

You’ll find a ton of information about Type 2 diabetes at the Healthline Web site.

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AARP Says Texas Needs Better Oversight of Nursing Homes

AARP is pointing out the obvious — that the State of Texas is doing a less than adequate job of overseeing skilled care facilities. This situation is not unique to skilled care facilities. Texas generally does a poor job of … Continue reading

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FDA Adds Blood Sugar Increase and Memory Loss Warnings to Statins

Reuters reports the US Food and Drug Administration stated that it will add more warnings to statins indicating that these drugs may cause an increase in blood sugar and possible memory loss. In a statement, Amy Egan, deputy director for … Continue reading

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Featured Link – RxList.com

I haven’t listed a prescription drug Web site in quite a while, but new ones keep appearing and the older ones keep improving. One good one is RxList.com. Here’s information from their About page: RxList.com – Owned and Operated by WebMD … Continue reading

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What Is Long-Term Care?

My friend Brian Walker, of New York Life Insurance Company, has offered to give me several guest posts about long-term care insurance. I am pleased to use these helpful articles. I’m a big believer in long-term care insurance, but I … Continue reading

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AARP Launches National Conversation on Health and Retirement Security

This press release is from AARP: ‘You’ve Earned a Say’ gives Americans a platform to make their voices heard in debate about Medicare, Social Security RICHMOND, VA – AARP leaders at events across the country announced the launch of You’ve … Continue reading

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Young Caregivers Fill Gap for Families of Dementia Patients

A touching, but sad, story about how younger and younger children are being forced to participate as caregivers for elderly or disabled family members ran recently in the Dallas Morning News. I recommend you read it. Here are the opening … Continue reading

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Senior Home Owners Find Financial Resource in Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage is not appropriate for all seniors, and you should never take one without competent legal and financial advice. But everyone should know at least the basics of reverse mortgages. This summary is provided by LongTermCareLink.net: For many … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Checklists for Caregivers and More

The home care company Brightstar has an excellent page of checklists to be used by families looking for care for an elderly person or planning to hire a babysitter or needing to learn more about medical issues. It’s a very … Continue reading

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AARP Study Says Price of Popular Drugs Rose 26%

Thank goodness for the Medicare prescription drug program! How could seniors afford their medications without that help? Here are excerpts from an article in the New York Times about the latest increase in the cost of prescription medicines: The prices … Continue reading

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