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Five steps to help improve financial – and physical – health

Five steps to help improve financial – and physical – health

Plans to improve health and finances are among the most common resolutions Americans make each year. Both are worthy goals, but did you know that improving your financial health may…

Laser spine surgery helps seniors find relief from lumbar spinal stenosis

Laser spine surgery helps seniors find relief from lumbar spinal stenosis

Two recent clinical studies bring good news to the aging population. If you have lower back pain, burning pain or numbness in your legs you are probably one of the…

Nursing home admissions avoided with simplified prescription packaging

Nursing home admissions avoided with simplified prescription packaging

Numerous factors impact a senior’s ability to live independently, such as health and memory problems, mobility issues, and care coordination concerns. Often overlooked is the fact that one quarter of…

Bathroom upgrades that boost livability for anyone aging in place

Bathroom upgrades that boost livability for anyone aging in place

Staying safely in their own home as they grow older is a major concern for many Americans. In a 2012 survey by AARP, 70 percent of surveyed members said they…

How to talk to a loved one about the difficult subject of hearing loss

How to talk to a loved one about the difficult subject of hearing loss

Full of festive gatherings, this time of year brings us close to friends and family. But if you know someone suffering from hearing loss, it may be hard for you…

Careful planning is a must for the sandwich generation

Careful planning is a must for the sandwich generation

It’s not always a good thing to be the middle. For the children of baby boomers, the middle can be a financially stressful place. Often called the sandwich generation, children…

This holiday season, share your financial and care inventory with those who need to know

This holiday season, share your financial and care inventory with those who need to know

Each year, thousands of Americans are thrust into the uncomfortable role of making long-term care decisions for their family members. These emotional decisions can create stressful situations for the entire…

Awareness and education are key to bridging the communication gap between people with diabetic nerve pain and healthcare providers

Awareness and education are key to bridging the communication gap between people with diabetic nerve pain and healthcare providers

In the United States there are nearly 26 million people with diabetes and one of the most common complications of the condition is diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a form of…

Shop early: the right prescription for selecting a Medicare drug plan

Shop early: the right prescription for selecting a Medicare drug plan

The most important shopping seniors may do this season is for a Medicare prescription drug plan. Therefore, it’s one holiday shopping item that shouldn’t wait until the last minute. New…

Life insurance: a safety net for your family

Life insurance: a safety net for your family

– Fallout from the long economic downturn has made it more important than ever for families to insulate themselves against financial shock. And yet, ownership of individual life insurance stands…

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