You can stop drinking all that cranberry juice. A new study suggests that cranberry isn’t all that helpful for urinary tract infections.
Tips for handling discharge day after a long hospital visit: get it in writing, keep a journal of how you feel, and get enough exercise.
Social Security payments have gone up, but Medicare premiums have too. You can’t win sometimes!
Reverse mortgages can be tricky investments for seniors. (More here.)
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The best exercise news of the day: You don’t have to do a lot of exercise to get benefits.
Here are some secrets to great napping: pick the right time to nap, have some coffee afterwards, and enjoy being more productive for the rest of the day!
There’s a new study out that has found: having a sense of purpose can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Looking for a hot stock? Yahoo Finance says that your best return comes from delaying Social Security for a few years.
Some food for thought on collecting Social Security: number of years worked is factored into your payout, payments could increase at 8% annually after full retirement age, and spouses can claim benefits. There’s much more information in the article, so go check it out.
If you are over 65 and still have student debt, take heart; you’re not the only one.
Want to make your adult children happy? Consider getting a divorce.
New findings: a stroke can change your sexual orientation. Even more, another study has found that post-stroke depression isn’t being treated in most patients.
There are a few changes to Social Security this year. Among them: increased payments, higher tax caps, and higher earnings limits.
If you wait to sign up for Medicare, coverage could cost between 10% and 50% more than if you sign up on time!
Baby Boomers believe in self-reliance. The majority of Boomers are strongly opposed to being a burden to their children.
There are millions of Americans caring for their aging parents from afar. Problems? It costs a lot of money and it’s really stressful!
The secret to getting good care: Be a likable patient.
Seven secrets of skinny people. I’m not sure these are great secrets, but it does give one some hope about losing it and keeping it off.
Social Security benefits are set to rise 3.9% this year. Don’t get too excited. Medicare Part B premiums are likely to go up.
Excerpt: The Benevolent Deception. An interesting look at why doctors lie to patients.
Palliative care. There is a lot of potential for reevaluating the way we handle patients who are very ill.