Monthly Archives: November 2012

Do You Know the Basics of Medicare?

How much do you know about Medicare? The basics, at least? American citizens can apply for Medicare benefits beginning three months before they turn 65. You can begin receiving benefits on the first day of the month you turn 65. … Continue reading

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When Should You Go to the Emergency Room?

When should you go to the emergency room, and when is it all right to just call your doctor? We get some help in this matter from Methodist Hospital of McKinney. According to the hospital, you should go to the … Continue reading

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Dallas Nonprofit’s Digital ‘ArtBooks’ Bring Museums to Hospitals, Hospices

I’ve had the privilege of meeting a couple of the people who run the For Love & Art organization, and I’ve seen their product — an iPad-like device that contains art works from many museums. The company makes these digital … Continue reading

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Atorvastatin, the Generic Version of Lipitor is Recalled

Bloomberg News reported, “Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (RBXY) fell the most in more than three months after announcing a recall of the company’s generic version of Pfizer Inc. (PFE)’s cholesterol treatment Lipitor. Ranbaxy is pulling the pills from the U.S. because they … Continue reading

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Not Your Grandma’s Social Security Office

That was the headline of a recent Tom Margenaux column. He was bemoaning the fact that services provided by workers from the Social Security Administration and the state arms of Social Security are declining. We see this every day, and … Continue reading

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Are You Destined for a Heart Attack?

Well, I don’t know the answer to that question, and neither does anyone else. But an interesting article in the Daily Mail suggests you can get a clue by just looking in the mirror. There are several physical signs that you … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wherever you are, and whoever you’re with today, I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Please give some thought to those who have less than you, and do what you can to help them.

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Make Your Holiday Family Trip a Brain Fitness Session

Is your family traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday?  If so, Emeritus Senior Living has some great tips on turning your trip into a series of brain exercises — good for all ages. Here are some ideas: – Switch Off Electronics … Continue reading

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Medical Tourism On the Rise in Bangkok: Reasons to Consider Going Abroad for Surgery

              This guest post is from Lisa Gonzales. Lisa is a freelance journalist who writes about food and travel, especially to her native country, Mexico. Have you ever thought of packing a suitcase and flying … Continue reading

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CVS Caremark Target of Four Government Investigations

The Los Angeles Times reports that “allegations that the pharmacy giant” CVS Caremark Corp. “has been automatically refilling medications without patient consent – and possibly overbilling insurers and government programs for unused medicine – have sparked four government investigations in recent weeks, … Continue reading

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