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A Top-Rated Nursing Home Can Be Hard to Find

(This article appeared previously on Kaiser Health News.) The call from the nursing home came just before dawn, jolting Martha Sherwood awake. During the night, fire ants had swarmed over her 85-year-old mother, injecting their stinging venom into Natalie Sealy’s face, arms, hands and chest. “She was just lying there being eaten alive,” said daughter …

My Home Was Burglarized: Here’s What You Can Learn

After her home was burglarized, she learned five lessons about taking proper safety and insurance precautions.

Early Onset Dementia Patients and Caregivers Need Support

A year after his wife died at age 53 of frontotemporal dementia, Dan Browning spoke at a national conference and urged greater support for caregivers and patients.

7 Things You Should Be Doing for Your Bones Now

When registered dietitian Toby Smithson gave presentations on bone health, she’d bring three bags of flour, each with a different amount. One bag represented osteoporosis. Another bag represented osteopenia, or bone whose density is lower than normal but not enough to be classified as osteoporosis. The third bag represented normal bone. “You could see the …

4 Ways to Avoid Outliving Your Nest Egg

Retirement expert Walter Updegrave, of RealDealRetirement.com, offers four ways to avoid outliving your money.

What a Vietnam Vet Learned from World War II Vets

The inner-city neighborhood where I grew up during the 1950s was crammed with World War II veterans. My dad, all my uncles, my best friend’s dad — it seemed that every kid on the block had a father who served in World War II. Stands to reason, since more than 16 million members of the …

Kick Off Summer With a Memorial Day Feast

Memorial Day is a bittersweet holiday. We’ve been honoring our fallen soldiers on this day for 145 years, and many towns commemorate the occasion with parades or marches, and a lot of people pay a visit to a loved one’s grave or just fly the flag. But since it’s a national holiday and the first …

The 2 Job Interview Traits That Hurt Your Chances Most

It’s natural to be nervous going into a job interview, especially now that the government says the number of job openings has been falling. But a new study says there are two anxiety cues that could really hurt your chances: low assertiveness and talking s-l-o-w-l-y. By contrast, don’t worry too much about other tics that …

Intergenerational Summit Aims to Deepen Conversation on Aging

The lead-up to the White House Conference on Aging continues with an ambitious live event, webcast and online discussion Thursday, May 28. Billed as an “Intergenerational Summit on Aging,” the event will be based in Philadelphia, Pa. and take place in multiple online and offline locations  intended to engage participants of all ages. The event and related discussions titled “Deepening …

Getting Your 50+ Body Ready for Summer

It’s springtime, and with the natural theme of birth and renewal all around us, spring cleaning is practically an annual rite of passage. Not only is this a great time to rid your home of grime and clutter, but you can also apply that same out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new mentality to your body by focusing intently on …

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