Monthly Archives: June 2013

UTSW Doctor: “I think we’re going to cure Alzheimer’s disease, and we’re not far away from it”

Here is a very optimistic statement from a doctor at UT Southwestern School of Medicine — we may be near a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. That dramatic statement was detailed in an article in the Dallas Morning News. Here are … Continue reading

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American Association for Justice Weighs in on FDA Process for Metal Hip Implant Approval

Reuters reports that the American Association for Justice has asked the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the makers of all-metal hip implants from using a proposed change to the approval process to shield manufacturers from liability. In a letter submitted … Continue reading

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Fitness Over 50: Staying Active After the Half-Century Mark

This guest post is from Haley Baker. Haley is a personal trainer and registered nurse from Kansas City, Mo. No matter your age, you want to feel healthy, energetic, and live an active life. But as you grow older, it can … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Nursing Home Inspect

The public-interest site ProPublica has a new tool you can use to compare nursing homes in your area. It’s self-explanatory, but here is information from the site: Use this tool to compare nursing homes in a state based on the … Continue reading

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Scammers Prey on Consumers’ Confusion About Health Care Overhaul

The Affordable Care Act, frequently referred to as Obamacare, is being phased in over several years. It’s a complicated law, and can be quite confusing to any of us. The Dallas Morning News published an excellent article about the ways seniors … Continue reading

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A State-by-State Snapshot of Poverty Among Seniors

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a disturbing report showing that more seniors are now living under the poverty level than in the past. Here are the key findings from the report: Seniors Living in Poverty, by State:  The share of … Continue reading

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The Inheritance Conversation. Ugh.

I’ve wondered at times what it would be like to have wealthy parents, as opposed to working-class. Not that I would trade my parents for anyone else, but still, it’s an intriguing question. One benefit of having parents who aren’t … Continue reading

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VA Mandates Overtime to Increase Production of Compensation Claims Decisions

This news release is from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Latest Initiative aimed at reducing the backlog As part of its ongoing effort to accelerate the elimination of the disability compensation claims backlog, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing … Continue reading

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Four Tips To Borrow Money Using Your Social Security Benefits

This guest post is on a subject that should be approached very carefully. Borrowing money using your Social Security benefits as collateral is risky, and should not be undertaken without advice from a financial planner. The post is from Marie Nelson, … Continue reading

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Featured Link — National Caregiving Foundation

As a companion to the post last Friday about the Caregiver Action Network, here is a link to the National Caregiving Foundation, which serves much the same purpose. Here is information from the site: Caregiving can be very rewarding. It can also … Continue reading

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