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Get Old Faster, Says This Geriatrician
By Bill Thomas, M.D.
Get Old Faster, Says This Geriatrician
There is a real problem with aging in America today — it’s not fast enough. I understand that “get old faster” is the most unlikely phrase to be printed on a T-shirt,…
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5 Ways to Keep Your Kids From Fighting Over Your Will
By Patrick O'Brien
5 Ways to Keep Your Kids From Fighting Over Your Will
It is your worst nightmare. You’ve passed away, and now your adult children no longer speak to each other. Circumstances around your death have destroyed the family you spent your life building. As the CEO and co-founder of Executor.org, I’ve seen this all too often. But this terrible scenario is preventable, if you plan properly.…
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Downward Facing Dork: Taking Up Yoga at 60
By Kevin Kusinitz
Downward Facing Dork: Taking Up Yoga at 60
For a guy like me, taking up yoga when pushing 60 was a bit like trying to date a 21 year-old — probably good for my circulation but with a strong chance of falling on my face. No matter. I decided to give it a whirl, as much for a spiritual as physical overhaul. Still,…
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Are You Getting Enough Protein? Too Much?
By Rashelle Brown
Are You Getting Enough Protein? Too Much?
If you’re like me, you often find yourself confused by how many health headlines contradict one another. Lately, I’ve found this to be true where protein is concerned, particularly the protein needs of adults aged 50 and over. In one study, published Jan. 1, 2015 in the American Journal of Physiology’s Endocrinology and Metabolism, scientists…
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2016 Tax Planning Ideas for People 50+
By Beth Shapiro Kaufman
2016 Tax Planning Ideas for People 50+
Passing the half-century mark brings with it new tax and financial concerns. In particular, estate planning and planning for retirement take on more importance. Below are six tax planning considerations of special interest to those over age 50. To effectively implement planning, it is helpful to have a coordinated team in place. An annual meeting…
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Are You at Risk for Alcohol or Drug Addiction?
By Lorie A. Parch
Are You at Risk for Alcohol or Drug Addiction?
Nobody wants to get any disease, but addiction is one of those conditions that many of us especially want to distance ourselves from. That’s not me, we may tell ourselves. I can handle my liquor/drug. And most of the time, most of us can. But like pretty much any health issue, alcoholism and drug addiction…
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How to Organize Your Finances for Your Loved Ones
By John Seber
How to Organize Your Finances for Your Loved Ones
If someone will need to settle your estate or care for you because you’re seriously ill, that could mean needing to amass critical financial information about you in a hurry. But this kind of scavenger hunt — finding legal documents, bank accounts, insurance policies, credit cards, online accounts and the like — is very hard…
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10 Tips to Make the Most of a Museum Visit
By Barbara and Jim Twardowski
10 Tips to Make the Most of a Museum Visit
Whether you will be chasing the grandkids through a children’s museum or sipping cocktails at the latest art exhibit, you can probably spend more time and less money on a museum outing. Here are 10 smart tips for museumgoers: 1. Check the Calendar First Have your heart set on seeing the Mona Lisa? Don’t plan to…
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The Risks of Taking Statins
By Suzanne Robotti
The Risks of Taking Statins
Is your cholesterol high? Has your doctor suggested you might be at risk for heart disease? If so, you have some decisions to make. You need to know that you can likely improve your health and lower your cholesterol by simple lifestyle changes like exercise and changing your diet. You also will likely have the…
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Economy’s Up, But Progress on Savings Is Down
By Richard Eisenberg
Economy’s Up, But Progress on Savings Is Down
You might think that the improving economy would make Americans feel more flush and lead them to save more than in recent years. You’d be wrong. A survey released today for the 10th annual America Saves Week found a sizable drop in the percentage of people saying they were “saving enough for a retirement in…
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