Monthly Archives: February 2016

Use Your Extra Day To LEAP Into Retirement

Happy Leap Year! USE YOUR EXTRA DAY TO LEAP INTO RETIREMENT By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX It’s leap year and that means one thing — you can add one extra calendar day to your February schedule. Many … Continue reading

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Social Security Questions and Answers — Medicare

By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX MEDICARE Question: Will my eligibility for the Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs be reviewed and, if so, how often? Answer: If you get the Extra Help, Social Security … Continue reading

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Socia Security Questions and Answers — Retirement

By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX RETIREMENT Question: My neighbor, who is retired, told me that the income he receives from his part-time job at the local nursery gives him an increase in his … Continue reading

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Social Security Questions and Answers — General

By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX GENERAL Question: What is a Social Security Statement, and how can I get a copy? Answer: Your online Social Security Statement gives you secure and convenient access to your earnings records. It also … Continue reading

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Prices Have Increased on Dozens of Branded Drugs in the US Since December

The Wall Street Journal reported that pharmaceutical companies have raised prices on dozens of branded drugs in the US since late December of last year. According to equity analysts, many of the price increases have been between 9% and 10%, although pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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Important Things Seniors Should Do To Give Their Families Peace Of Mind

It’s sometimes difficult for families to discuss end-of-life issues because the subject is not a happy one. However, failing to make plans for what should happen when you are no longer able to make your own decisions can cause much … Continue reading

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6 Injuries Common Among Aging Seniors

As we age, out bodies do too. Bones become fragile and break easier and skin becomes more thin. As an aging senior, or a caregiver of an aging senior, these are a few common injuries you can prevent. Here are … Continue reading

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Legal Implications of Divorce: 3 Tricks You Should Learn

The legal aspects of divorce can make the entire process very stressful. It is important to not only become familiar with the divorce laws in your state of residence, but to also become knowledgeable in these matters to help the … Continue reading

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Class 1 Recall Issued for Chariot Guiding Sheath Catheter

The Boston Business Journal reports in continuing coverage in “Bioflash” that on Wednesday, Boston Scientific announced a voluntary recall of its Chariot Guiding Sheath “after pieces broke off in patients.” The FDA classified it a Class 1 recall, “the most serious type … Continue reading

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Two Studies Raise Concerns About Efforts to Speed Up FDA’s Drug Approval

The Washington Post reports in “Wonkblog” that two new studies raise concerns about the 21st Century Cures Act’s reforms to speed up the Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process. The first, published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, found that early trials of … Continue reading

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