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Pharmacy and Tobacco Don’t Mix

Pharmacy and Tobacco Don’t Mix

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Feb 5 (Reuters) – CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first U.S. drugstore chain to take cigarettes off the shelf. Public health experts called the decision by the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain a […]

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What Make Surfers and Yogi’s Alike

What Make Surfers and Yogi’s Alike

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  I have friends from high school who still love to surf.  Of course there are many thousands of us over 55 practicing yoga. Unlike surfing, yoga doesn’t have to be done outdoors, but as any yogi can attest, it’s just so.much.better.that.way. But why does a love of nature equate to more attractive online personas? […]

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Cody and Fitness – Importance of Balance

Cody and Fitness – Importance of Balance

| January 31, 2014 | Email This Post Email This Post

Cody’s Fitness Cody Sipe, Phd:  Cody Completed his master’s degree in exercise science at Virginia Tech where he specialized in cardiac rehabilitation.  His doctoral studies began at the University of Virginia and finished at Purdue University where he earned a PhD in exercise science.  During his time at Purdue he also served as Director of the renowned A.H. Ismail […]

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Cody and Fitness – Importance of the Cardio Workout

Cody and Fitness – Importance of the Cardio Workout

| January 31, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Cody’s Fitness Cody Sipe, Phd:  Cody Completed his master’s degree in exercise science at Virginia Tech where he specialized in cardiac rehabilitation.  His doctoral studies began at the University of Virginia and finished at Purdue University where he earned a PhD in exercise science.  During his time at Purdue he also served as Director of the renowned A.H. Ismail […]

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Shunning Retirement At 65

Shunning Retirement At 65

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  On his 65th birthday, physical therapist Gary Kinsey incorporated a company that makes medical devices. “It is a huge risk,” said Kinsey, now 67, owner of North Florida Medical Solutions Inc. in Gainesville. “I have sunk everything I have into it the last two years. I have put myself out on the line.” Older […]

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Cody and Fitness – Working Out With Weights

Cody and Fitness – Working Out With Weights

| January 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Cody’s Fitness Cody Sipe, Ph.D.:  Cody Completed his master’s degree in exercise science at Virginia Tech where he specialized in cardiac rehabilitation. His doctoral studies began at the University of Virginia and finished at Purdue University where he earned a Ph.D. in exercise science. During his time at Purdue, he also served as Director of the renowned A.H. Ismail […]

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An Unforgettable Road Trip Plotted By Microsoft

An Unforgettable Road Trip Plotted By Microsoft

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When I was a kid back in the 50’s, my parents would load my brother and I into the car and off we would go on a road trip. The trips were usually no more than an eight hour drive from home because any longer would risk mayhem in the back seat.  Since we lived […]

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Remembering Phil Everly

Remembering Phil Everly

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no more beautiful sound than the voices of siblings swirled together in high harmony, and when Phil and Don Everly combined their voices with songs about yearning, angst and loss, it changed the world. Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers who took the high notes, died Friday […]

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The Best Gift You Can Give – or Receive – is Love

The Best Gift You Can Give – or Receive – is Love

| January 1, 2014 | 3 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Would Your Holidays be Different If You Knew You Had a Terminal Illness? Woman Living with Incurable Cancer Offers 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Every Day Jane Schwartzberg cringes when she hears someone say that a terrible accident or frightening medical diagnosis made them realize what’s important in life. “In some ways, […]

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Retire on Less Than You Think

Retire on Less Than You Think

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Now that the baby boomer age wave is crashing ashore, Americans are retiring by the boatload. About 10,000 of us will turn 65 every day for the next 17 years, the Pew Research Center tells us. If someone on your gift list is hitting the beach this holiday season, a little guidance […]

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That Retirement Crisis?  Not So Bad After All

That Retirement Crisis? Not So Bad After All

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Don’t look now, but some of the same folks who have been spreading fear about the woeful lack of retirement readiness among American workers have something new to say on the subject: a financial industry study that asserts that we’re doing a lot better than we think. “Americans’ retirement well-being has […]

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The Grey Divorce- Another Boomer First

The Grey Divorce- Another Boomer First

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Every year especially in January thousands of baby boomer,  couples are projected to file for divorce. In fact, January is the month when courts around the country accept the largest number of divorce filings. It also marks the official start of the new tax season.  Mark Baer Esq., prominent family-law attorney and mediation expert believes […]

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Walmart – BofA Connection

Walmart – BofA Connection

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is sticking with Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit to run its 401(k) program with $18 billion in assets, Wal-Mart confirmed on Tuesday. Earlier this year, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer put its retirement plan – the largest private plan in the U.S. in terms of participants – up […]

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Katie Moves To Yahoo

Katie Moves To Yahoo

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

(Reuters) – 56 year old Anchorwoman Katie Couric, who has hosted high-profile programs on all three major U.S. television networks, will head a team of global correspondents and help shape news coverage at Yahoo Inc., the Internet company announced on Monday. Couric will join Yahoo next year as global anchor while continuing to host her […]

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JFK: 50 Years On, Millennials Cross-Examine Boomer Veneration

JFK: 50 Years On, Millennials Cross-Examine Boomer Veneration

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

DALLAS (Reuters) – In a Dallas college classroom about six miles from where John F. Kennedy was gunned down half a century ago, members of the millennial generation have been learning why the assassination was a life-altering moment for so many in the baby-boom generation. For years, Tom Stone has offered a course at Southern […]

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Survey Shows Making Right Medicare Choice Helps Live Healthier Life

Survey Shows Making Right Medicare Choice Helps Live Healthier Life

| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- According to a national survey of Medicare-eligible Americans conducted this year by Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, 70 percent of people 65 and older say that selecting the right Medicare coverage impacts their ability to live a healthy life. Consequently, people eligible for Medicare coverage […]

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Packing Meds For Air Travel

Packing Meds For Air Travel

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How to Pack Medications If you use prescription medications in your daily life, you are well aware of how important they are to your health. Many travelers worry about traveling with medication and make crucial mistakes along the way. First, make sure you don’t pack your medication in your checked luggage. If your luggage gets […]

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Social Media Holiday Etiquette

Social Media Holiday Etiquette

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s so easy to share all that holiday fun in an instant: One click and you can cover Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all your other social media accounts. Two seconds later, everyone who wasn’t included will know about it, too. Or someone might notice that you’ve checked in at a store that holds the item at the top […]

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Aretha Franklin Returns

Aretha Franklin Returns

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  After recovering from an undisclosed illness, 71 year old Aretha Franklin is returning to the concert stage with a December performance in her hometown of Detroit. The Detroit News  says the Queen of Soul will sing Dec. 21 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Sound Board. Franklin is involved in recording an album for Clive […]

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Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“No man is an island.” It is hard to live life alone. This is especially true if you had a divorce or your spouse passed away, as they were happy until their spouses left them. This is the reason why the same people are considering remarriage or marrying another person, regardless of their age. However, […]

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Travel Medicine – What To Know

Travel Medicine – What To Know

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Traveling on different countries can be very enjoyable; you get to meet new people, learn about the country’s cultures, visit interesting tourist spots, try out new food, and many other things you can’t do on your own country. However, while it may be worthwhile, traveling in other countries presents a risk to your health, […]

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Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In the past few years, it is common for grandparents to give their grandchildren expensive Christmas gifts such as the newest models of Playstation and Xbox. Nowadays, the trend has changed, as most grandparents are replacing these Playstations and Xboxes with small envelopes containing money or gift certificates that can help them during their college […]

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Baby Boomers: Stay Fit and Injury Free with Exercise Tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Baby Boomers: Stay Fit and Injury Free with Exercise Tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

| October 30, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As we age, regular exercise is critical for maintaining and improving bone and muscle strength. And yet if not done properly, exercise can result in pain and injury, especially for people older than age 50. The baby boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964 (ages 49 to 67), are at increased risk for: Tendonitis, […]

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Tiny Cost of Living Allowance

Tiny Cost of Living Allowance

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday. The increase is among the smallest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. It is small because consumer prices haven’t gone up much in the past year. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, […]

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Why You Should Rethink Retiring Early

Why You Should Rethink Retiring Early

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  A study of 1.024 adults age 50 and older finds 9 out of 10 of those who still work are very or somewhat satisfied with their jobs.

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Not happy with your job? Just wait

Not happy with your job? Just wait

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job. Older workers reported satisfaction regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level. Consider Oscar Martinez. If […]

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Raising Medicare Eligibility Age?

Raising Medicare Eligibility Age?

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising the eligibility age for enrolling in Medicare won’t produce nearly the cost savings that had been assumed previously, said a new report issued Thursday. The Congressional Budget Office analysis says that phasing in an increase in the eligibility age from 65 to 67 years old would lower the budget deficit by just $19 […]

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“Boomerang” Adult Children and Their Parents: How ‘Young Invincibles’ May Cost their Parents More than a Spare Bedroom

“Boomerang” Adult Children and Their Parents: How ‘Young Invincibles’ May Cost their Parents More than a Spare Bedroom

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

PARSIPPANY, N.J., — There are more “boomerang” adult children today than at any time in the last 50 years. During the recent recession, roughly 12 million young adults moved back home with their parents (at least temporarily).  Recent survey research indicates that approximately 29 percent of parents with adult children report that a child has moved […]

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Sophia Loren Victory

Sophia Loren Victory

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sophia Loren once served time in an Italian jail for tax evasion. Now Italy’s top court has handed the 79 year old actress a victory in a nearly 40-year-long battle over back taxes. The Rome-based Court of Cassation ruled Wednesday the beauty icon was right when calculating tax owed on her 1974 income. Loren’s tax experts, […]

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Better High-Dose Flu Vaccine

Better High-Dose Flu Vaccine

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group, according to a long-awaited study by the vaccine’s manufacturer. Experts say regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older, who generally have weaker immune systems. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone […]

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Senior Center Shooting Suspect Arraigned

Senior Center Shooting Suspect Arraigned

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A 66-year-old man has been arraigned in the fatal shootings of two women at a Detroit home for senior citizens. Mike Reda (REE-‘duh) is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and other felonies. He was arraigned Wednesday. Reda was arrested after the Sunday slayings of 59-year-old Deborah Socia and 61-year-old Maria Gonzalez at the Pablo Davis […]

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Sixty-Somethings Take Over “Las Vegas”

Sixty-Somethings Take Over “Las Vegas”

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, […]

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Aging In America Searching for Work

Aging In America Searching for Work

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — When Charlie Worboys lost his job, he feared searching for a new one at his age might be tough. Six years later, at 65, he’s still looking. Luanne Lynch, 57, was laid off three times in the past decade and previous layoffs brought jobs with a lower salary; this time she […]

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New Hepatitis C Drug Option

New Hepatitis C Drug Option

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors may soon have two new drug options for patients with hepatitis C, just as the liver-destroying virus becomes a major public health concern for millions of baby boomers. The Food and Drug Administration holds a public meeting this week to review two experimental medications from Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences. […]

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Toyota Chief Eyes Boomers

Toyota Chief Eyes Boomers

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK (AP) — After five up and down years, Jim Lentz thinks Toyota is right where it’s supposed to be. Five years ago, the company unseated General Motors as the world’s biggest automaker and its cars dominated much of the U.S. market with a reputation for bulletproof reliability. Toyota even weathered the Great Recession […]

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Government Open For Business

Government Open For Business

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is back open for business.   The Obama administration changed the government’s status to “open” early Thursday, more than two weeks after a partial shutdown took hold when funding from Congress ran out.   Minutes after President Barack Obama signed a hard-fought deal struck in Congress, the White […]

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The Essential James Taylor, 5 Decades of Music, Releasing, October 29

The Essential James Taylor, 5 Decades of Music, Releasing, October 29

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Essential James Taylor is the first 2CD anthology of biggest hits and greatest songs from the quintessential singer-songwriter spanning the full course of the artist’s career. It is also the first James Taylor collection to provide equal focus on both his Warner Bros. and Columbia Records catalogs. Inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame […]

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Rx vs Where You Live: Not All Meds Treated Equally

Rx vs Where You Live: Not All Meds Treated Equally

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Where seniors live makes a difference not only in how much health care they receive but also the medications they’re prescribed — as some miss out on key treatments while others get risky ones, new research shows. More than 1 in 4 patients on Medicare’s prescription drug plan filled at least one prescription for medications long deemed […]

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Grandparents Paying Price for Grandkids

Grandparents Paying Price for Grandkids

| October 14, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

It is entirely possible you have become an unintended member of Club Sandwich.  Members are typically in their 50s or 60s and sandwiched between aging parents, adult children and grandchildren.  According to a study released today, an increasing number of Club Sandwich members are providing financial assistance to raising their children or grandchildren.   The […]

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Retirement Delayed

Retirement Delayed

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat […]

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Betty Halbreich 85, Renowned Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman: Panty Girdles

Betty Halbreich 85, Renowned Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman: Panty Girdles

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Betty Halbreich had something to share over brunch the other morning. “I’m wearing a panty girdle,” allowed the 85-year-old personal shopping guru at the legendarily tony Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue — not a shocking revelation for a woman of a certain age who’s spent her life impeccably attired. “I’ve NEVER worn a panty girdle,” […]

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Good News on 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Premium

Good News on 2014 Medicare Prescription Drug Premium

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Overall stable or lower cost options available to seniors Here is one of those rare examples where medical and prescription drug prices aren’t going through the roof every year.  Medicare standalone prescription drug plans (Part D) for 2014 are remaining stable and even lower, according to data recently released by the Centers for Medicare and […]

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Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity:  Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity: Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Jim Glay’s optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own. In a mix of boomer individualism and economic necessity, older Americans have fueled a wave of entrepreneurship. The result is a slew of […]

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High Dose Flu Shot for Older Americans

High Dose Flu Shot for Older Americans

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you are contemplating a flu shot this year you have an unprecedented number of options to choose from. “There’s something for everyone this year,” said CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat. There is the regular shot; a high-dose shot just for those 65 and older; and a tiny-needle shot for the squeamish. The bigger change: A […]

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Boomers Reject Wearable Technology

Boomers Reject Wearable Technology

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As technology creeps more into our daily lives,many baby boomers are starting to push back on the notion of have a device strapped to our bodies. In a newly released survey from Cornerstone OnDemand, 42 percent of workers said they would not be willing to strap on wearable tech for their jobs, with older and […]

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How Medicare and the impasse in Washington might play out

How Medicare and the impasse in Washington might play out

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

GRAND BARGAIN Obama and Boehner failed to reach such an accord in 2011 and again last December. Leaders of both parties say problems that killed those negotiations remain, and it’s nearly impossible to resolve them before Oct. 17. Obama told The Associated Press in an interview Friday he would be willing to negotiate with Republicans […]

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Commonly Visited Countries for Medical Care

Commonly Visited Countries for Medical Care

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Countries all over the world are dipping their toes into the flourishing health care tourism sector, where demand is high from American patients and profits are great for local medical industries. Patients Beyond Borders‘ list of the most popular medical tourism destinations and their potential discount percentages are: Brazil: 25-40% Costa Rica: 40-65% India: 65-90% Korea: […]

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Boomers Lead in Medical Tourism

Boomers Lead in Medical Tourism

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Baby Boomers are leading the way over foreign borders to access health care they perceive as unaffordable in the United States. More than $2 trillion is spent on health care in the United States each year. Rajesh Rao, CEO of IndUSHealth, told the Huffington Post that more than 80 percent of Americans who cross […]

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Good Friends = Longevity

Good Friends = Longevity

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The secret to longevity may be as simple as a few good friends. According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, social isolation reduces quality of life and actually increases the risk of death. These findings support the notion that people really need other people to […]

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Big Boomer Worry – Parents Driving

Big Boomer Worry – Parents Driving

| October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The U.S. population aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 47 million in 2015 to 72 million in 2030,* meaning more senior drivers will be on the roads. And if they are able to find cheap online car insurance deals, they’ll be spending much less on the roads than a lot of drivers. […]

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Keep It Simple When Helping Mom and Dad Move from Home

Keep It Simple When Helping Mom and Dad Move from Home

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Keep It Simple A majority of Americans over 65 are homeowners and it is predicted that many will be looking for a smaller home and different a living style.   The country’s largest franchise moving company with the quirky name, Two Men And A Truck predicts that children and families of the Baby Boomer generation […]

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Hollywood Heavyweights – Age Brings Freedom

Hollywood Heavyweights – Age Brings Freedom

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hollywood Heavyweights Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman And Kevin Kline Grace The Cover Of AARP The Magazine And Talk About Friendships, Fatherhood, Aging In The Spotlight And More Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline had never worked together before their upcoming movie Last Vegas, but they still seem like the closest of friends. With a […]

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Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

| October 1, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

  The cities were identified based on a survey that evaluated factors contributing to a fit and active lifestyle as people age. Cities were rated on life expectancy, cardiovascular health, and reported stress levels of baby boomers, as well as access to local health care and fitness resources. “Baby boomers have redefined aging by their […]

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The Red Headed Step Child of Cooking –

The Red Headed Step Child of Cooking –

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Today we interview Cynthia Stevens Graubart,  a James Beard Award winning author, speaker, and  co-author of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (James Beard Award 2013; Gibbs-Smith 2012), as well as the best-selling Southern Biscuits (Gibbs-Smith 2011).  You will be able to hear her interview, stay tuned.  Cynthia talks about how empty nesters can eat great, simply. Meals for two […]

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10 Most Popular Winter Vacation Destinations

10 Most Popular Winter Vacation Destinations

| September 30, 2013 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Cooling temperatures and falling leaves reminds us it’s time to make winter travel plans. Whether you’re going to spend time with family for the holidays or simply enjoy some well-deserved time off from work, one of the best times to vacation is during the winter months — and there are plenty of luxurious, yet […]

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Sports Energy  and Nutrition Bars

Sports Energy and Nutrition Bars

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sports Energy  and Nutrition Bars The makers of energy and nutrition bars have come up with a great product idea, especially if you are on the go or simply don’t have time to take a food break.  So those of us at BloomerBoomer.com have been trying some energy bars lately but where to you find […]

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Yoga Teacher Training – Duke Integrative Medicine

Yoga Teacher Training – Duke Integrative Medicine

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More and more people of varied ages, abilities and health conditions are turning to yoga to find ease in body and mind. This trend is fueled, in part, by a growing body of research suggesting that yoga may offer relief from a host of ailments—ranging from hypertension and fibromyalgia, to cancer, depression and insomnia. In […]

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Demise of the 401(k): About Time?

Demise of the 401(k): About Time?

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The last couple of  generations had been lead to believe the tool of choice for retirement savings is  the 401(k).  A savings plan made available through employers and created by the U.S. tax code.  Modern financial advisors are speaking out against that as the mainstay to retirement planning.   One financial expert is Todd Tresidder […]

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About the Stanford Center on Longevity

About the Stanford Center on Longevity

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Stanford Center on Longevity’s mission is to redesign long life. The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 and improve the well-being of people of all ages.

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Retirement – Outdated

Retirement – Outdated

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The term retirement is quickly becoming outdated as Americans live and work longer, yet the rapidly growing sector of older workers often faces challenges to employment, especially in a competitive marketplace. The last week in September is designated National Employ Older Works week, to encourage employers everywhere to recognize the value of older employees. By […]

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Bloomer Boomers Redefining Retirement Expectations

Bloomer Boomers Redefining Retirement Expectations

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A majority of our country’s middle-income Boomers expect their retirement to be defined by greater mental stimulation, more physical activity and more personal satisfaction than the retirement of previous generations.  However, they also anticipate their retirement to include less retiree health insurance from former employers (60%), less financial security (47%) and less care provided by […]

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In A Bad Mood? Change Home Decor

In A Bad Mood? Change Home Decor

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A new survey released today by leading off-price home fashions retailer HomeGoods found that the decor in your home can impact your mood. According survey findings by HomeGoods, 93% of Americans felt a room’s decor can positively or negatively affect The survey found that boosting your mood doesn’t have to come at a price; great […]

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Americans More Likely To Seek A Second Opinion For A Major Car Repair Than For A Medical Procedure Or Straightening Their Teeth

Americans More Likely To Seek A Second Opinion For A Major Car Repair Than For A Medical Procedure Or Straightening Their Teeth

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Millions of Americans wouldn’t hesitate to get a second opinion if their vehicle needed repair, yet a stunning percentage fail to seek a second opinion for important health decisions, a new survey reveals. A recent poll, conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Invisalign® among over 2,000 U.S. adults in July 2013, reveals that […]

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Good News: Medicare Advantage Prices Stabilize

Good News: Medicare Advantage Prices Stabilize

| September 26, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

The premiums for 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) plans released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),  has remained stable  according to HealthPocket.  The study also found that consistent with 2013 trends, one third of plans offer a zero premium, a popular option for many cost-conscious and low-income seniors. More people than ever are selecting […]

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Chew On This: What Seniors Need to Know About 4 Trendy Diets

Chew On This: What Seniors Need to Know About 4 Trendy Diets

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Some popular food trends recommend eliminating refined grains; others shun meat, fish and poultry. While the jury is still out on many of these trendy diets, some have been linked to significant health benefits. But is removing entire food groups good for an aging body? Here are details about four of today’s most popular diets […]

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Top Reasons Why Older Women Should Lift Weights

Top Reasons Why Older Women Should Lift Weights

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you are a woman over the age of 50 then one of the best things you can do to improve your health, fitness and quality of life is to lift weights.  Unfortunately very few older women lift weights regularly and, from my experience, those that do lift weights don’t do it correctly. The biggest […]

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The Best Balance Advice I Ever Heard

The Best Balance Advice I Ever Heard

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A friend of mine, Pommy MacFarlane PhD, who runs a balance training program at a university, told me this story of a new client. An older gentleman came to her program stating that he had fallen frequently over the past year and wondered what to do about it. Pommy asked him to describe these falling […]

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Evidence Based Exercise Program

Evidence Based Exercise Program

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What’s the right exercise for you? An often asked question but for a long time there was no scientifically based answer. After all since everyones body and health are different, there was no one size fits all program. For people over 55, the question of exercise is further complicated by the aging factor. Enter the […]

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2013 World Alzheimer Report Reveals Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic

2013 World Alzheimer Report Reveals Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As the world population ages, the traditional system of informal care by family, friends and community will come under increasing strain. Data from the World Alzheimer Report 2013 to be released today predicts the number of dependent older people will rise from 101 million in 2010 to 277 million in 2050, an almost threefold increase. […]

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Florida Isn’t The Only Destination For Snowbirds

Florida Isn’t The Only Destination For Snowbirds

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By mid-September, many seniors have started planning their annual trek to warmer locales for the winter. These “snowbirds” make the trip for many reasons, including arthritis relief, golfing opportunities, a simple desire for more sunshine or a change of scenery—and their numbers are growing. A study from the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and […]

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Travel Freebie

Travel Freebie

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This fall, Colonial Williamsburg is offering BloomerBoomers 50+ unlimited access to its Revolutionary City through the rest of the year – for the price of just one day’s admission. Valid from now through October 31, this limited time offer grants BloomerBoomers the opportunity to explore the Revolutionary City’s engaging programming, historic trades demonstrations, Art Museums […]

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Hall of Fame Tennis Star Pam Shriver: Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free

Hall of Fame Tennis Star Pam Shriver: Tips on Staying Healthy and Pain Free

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“I’ve been very active my entire life and believe that keeping active into your forties, fifties and beyond is critically important to ensure a happy and healthy life. As a working mom on the move, in addition to eating right, I go to the gym several times a week for strength-training and cardio workouts. I’m […]

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Best Computer Device for Older Adults: Why

Best Computer Device for Older Adults: Why

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What’s the best computer device for an older adult who is new to the digital world?  With so much to choose from, it is a vexing question whether you are buying it as a gift or for yourself. We posed that questions to Jane Ratliff, Executive Director of BlueHair Technology Group.  She  heads up the […]

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Adults Over 50 – Enhancing Brain Health

Adults Over 50 – Enhancing Brain Health

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to reverse age-related brain decline according to the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published online in Cerebral Cortex. The novel study examining brain and cognitive changes associated with brain training has found that complex cognitive […]

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Confusion: Medicare Plans vs Health Insurance Exchanges

Confusion: Medicare Plans vs Health Insurance Exchanges

| September 17, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

As the nation approaches open enrollment for new public health insurance exchanges and Medicare, a new survey shows major misconceptions among seniors over how healthcare reform impacts Medicare benefits.  This knowledge gap, coupled with fear about the affordability of healthcare, could lead seniors to make poor Medicare enrollment and health decisions. Fifty States of Confusion, […]

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Baby Boomers Divorcing More

Baby Boomers Divorcing More

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It appears that the Baby Boom Generation could be starting a revolution in divorce court.  Overall, 61% of the nation’s top divorce attorneys say that they have seen an increase in the number of divorce cases among couples over 50-years of age, according to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  […]

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5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As recently as 20 years ago, retirement actually meant settling down and relaxing for the remaining years of your life. Today, however, people often look at retirement as an opportunity to embark on a new journey that frequently involves a second career or business venture. In addition, although a small percentage of individuals have enough financial […]

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Travel Freebie For BloomerBoomers

Travel Freebie For BloomerBoomers

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

This fall, Colonial Williamsburg is offering BloomerBoomers 50+ unlimited access to its Revolutionary City through the rest of the year – for the price of just one day’s admission. Valid from now through October 31, this limited time offer grants BloomerBoomers the opportunity to explore the Revolutionary City’s engaging programming, historic trades demonstrations, Art Museums […]

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Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

— American workers expect to retire at age 67 — Less than half believe they are preparing well financially for retirement — Confident savers believe they can retire almost three years earlier than those who lag in planning   Almost half of Americans (49 percent) in their prime retirement planning years believe they will need […]

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Caregivers – Suffering and Underappreciated

Caregivers – Suffering and Underappreciated

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Dual Role of Caregivers with Chronic Condition An interesting report from Express Scripts about the role of Caregivers. Behind the scenes of the traditional healthcare system exists a role that is largely underappreciated: the role of caregiver. An estimated 42 million Americans spend an average of 20 hours a week caring for friends or […]

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