Monthly Archives: March 2013

Low Confidence In Retirement Saving Means Making Adjustments

This guest post is from Mr. Raymond Walker. The son of a banker and an accountant, finance has always been Ray’s forte. He offers his readers advice on managing their personal and business finances. The housing market is in recovery … Continue reading

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Price for a New Hip? Many Hospitals Are Stumped

This post goes along with the one yesterday about hip implants. If you need one, what will it cost? Sounds like a simple question, right? But a surprising article in the New York Times revealed that it’s almost impossible to … Continue reading

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Hip Implant Failure More Likely In Women

Here’s an interesting fact that was a surprise to me — artificial hip implants don’t work as well for women as they do for men. I have both male and female friends who have had hip implants, and none has … Continue reading

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Medicare Crackdown Spurs Innovative Fixes to Slow Hospital Readmissions Epidemic

There was an important article about Medicare benefits paid to hospitals in the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently. The gist of the article is that if hospitals don’t cut their readmission rates, Medicare may cut the amounts of money paid to … Continue reading

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Millions Went to War in Iraq and Afghanistan, Leaving Many with Lifelong Scars

We’ve just passed the tenth anniversary of the war in Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan has lasted even longer than that. Regardless of your political opinions, there is no doubt that these two wars have left many U.S. veterans … Continue reading

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Medical-Device Firm’s Unit Recalls More Hip Implants Over High Failure Rates

The AP reports that spokespersons for Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit on Thursday said that on Jan. 14, the company “notified surgeons and hospitals” that it was recalling its all-metal, Adept hip implants because a data review of national registries in … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Association Report: 1 in 3 Seniors Dies With Dementia

A geriatric psychiatrist I know says his theory is that we will all get dementia if we live long enough. Some of us just get it earlier than others. Now a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association seems to lend … Continue reading

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Wills and You – A Layman’s Guide

This guest post is written by David Williamson. A will is an incredibly important legal document, which gives you full control as to how your estate will be disseminated after your death. This is important, as in the unfortunate case of … Continue reading

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Army Seeks Better Mental Health Coordination

Here’s a promising tidbit from the military — Army leadership is looking to improve coordination between its mental health programs and other soldier-resilience efforts. The brief story was covered by Minnesota Public Radio: Army Secretary John McHugh visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord … Continue reading

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Texas Seniors Deserve To Be Protected From Abuse

Whether fiscal or physical, the elderly are ripe targets for abuse. Sadly, that abuse often comes from family members. If you have elderly friends or family, always be on the lookout for any signs of abuse, whether the senior lives … Continue reading

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