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Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside

Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Fantastic Voyage: Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside Ever been lost on a new trail on a hike? Or confused between north and south in a new city? Or after a certain age, unsure if you really took that anti-cholesterol pill last night, or was it the blood pressure pill?  They kind-of […]

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More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Cardiovascular risk calculators usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. I have enough trouble remembering my email password. So this new calculator from the Harvard School of Public Health may be a boon for people like me. It’s designed to more accurately gauge risk for people who are in their 40s […]

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Richest Generation In History: Silent

Richest Generation In History: Silent

| November 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When he and his wife married in 1959, they lived in Texas and saved 10 percent of every paycheck. Thanks to well-timed equity and property investments, the 81-year-old now lives a much different life than the elderly he knew as a child. “We just invested the money very wisely, some in markets and some in […]

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Increasing Your Brain Storage

Increasing Your Brain Storage

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Is it possible to change the amount of information the brain can store? Maybe, according to a new international study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Their research has identified a molecule that puts a brake on brain processing and when removed, brain function and memory recall is improved. […]

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Avoiding Problems When Retiring Overseas

Avoiding Problems When Retiring Overseas

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Tens of thousands of Americans have chosen to move to other countries in retirement and most have had pleasant experiences, often living happily in gorgeous tropical or European locations.  The people who have had the most success are those who took the time to do thorough research and careful financial planning. Recently I wrote a […]

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Is Your Aging Parent Safe To Drive – How To Know

Is Your Aging Parent Safe To Drive – How To Know

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you suspect an elderly parent isn’t driving as well as he used to, there are actions you can take to help. Some older people can drive safely in their 80s and even early 90s, but many seniors develop hearing, vision and other problems that impair their ability to drive safely. Loss of the ability to […]

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Warren Buffett Stocks to Hold Forever

Warren Buffett Stocks to Hold Forever

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

“When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.” — Warren Buffett, letter to shareholders, 1988 Warren Buffett is arguably the most successful investor ever, and his investment philosophy is quite straightforward: buying high-quality companies and holding them for the long term, ideally forever. Because of Buffett’s successful […]

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Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members

Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members

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

Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members The men and women in our armed forces face challenges every day, even after returning from their respective tours of duty. And while nothing can truly compare to the challenges confronted by soldiers, sailors and airmen in the face of combat, integrating oneself back […]

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Too Much Milk Cause Brittle Bones?

Too Much Milk Cause Brittle Bones?

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you drink milk to keep your bones strong, there’s good logic in it. Milk and dairy products are concentrated calcium sources, and we know calcium fortifies bones and prevents osteoporosis. However, a recent study suggests that while some milk may be good, more is not better. In fact, too much milk may be bad […]

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Cannabis In the Voting Booth

Cannabis In the Voting Booth

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Times have surely changed over the past decade, and marijuana’s perception among the public is only gaining steam. In just a matter of days, voters will go to the polls in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., to decide whether or not to approve marijuana for recreational use, while Floridians will weigh in on whether it […]

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Study of Mysterious Auto-Immune Diseases

Study of Mysterious Auto-Immune Diseases

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Scores of autoimmune diseases afflicting one in 12 Americans — ranging from type 1 diabetes, to multiple sclerosis (MS), to rheumatoid arthritis, to asthma — mysteriously cause the immune system to harm tissues within our own bodies. Now, a new study pinpoints the complex genetic origins for many of these diseases, a discovery that may […]

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Facing the Challenges of Multi-Age Workforces

Facing the Challenges of Multi-Age Workforces

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Working in management produces an endless parade of challenges. Few are as intriguing as the challenge of managing a workforce whose members may span three or more generations. First, an introduction to some definitions (these years are loosely agreed to by social scientists): Baby Boom: 1946 to early 1960s Generation X: early 1960s to early […]

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Here’s Another Reason to Try the Mediterranean Diet

Here’s Another Reason to Try the Mediterranean Diet

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Mediterranean diet, high in vegetables, nuts and healthy fats like olive oil, has once again proven itself worthy of our plates. People who maintained a version of the Mediterranean diet had a 50% lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease and a 42% lower risk of rapid kidney function decline, according to a new […]

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Diabetes: It’s Time to Take Control of Your Diet

Diabetes: It’s Time to Take Control of Your Diet

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  November is Diabetes Month Baby Boomers & Diabetes: It’s Time to Take Control of Your Health Diabetes. It’s the eight-letter word that should be top of mind for most baby boomers. In fact, 29 million Americans have diabetes and 16 percent of them are in the boomer generation. First discovered in 1889, this auto-immune […]

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U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record High

U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record High

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          Americans are living longer and healthier lives, thanks to lifestyle changes and better access to preventive care. In a new report, average life expectancy rates in the United States were at almost 79 years, the highest ever. Death rates for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death dropped, but […]

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Older Women and Challenges of Wealth

Older Women and Challenges of Wealth

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

During her 35-year marriage, Jill DeVaney earned significantly less than her husband, a television executive, but always handled the family finances. So when the couple divorced in 2012, splitting assets worth “several million dollars,” she said, “I knew where the money was.” Now a semiretired interior designer in Chicago, Ms. DeVaney, 63, has hired a […]

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Check Your Vision – You Might Live Longer

Check Your Vision – You Might Live Longer

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          A new study finds that declining vision health may be linked with shorter survival rates in older adults. It’s common for adults to have vision problems as they get older. Starting in their 40s, many adults start developing near-sightedness, which is a normal part of the aging process and may […]

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Staying Fit At 50+

Staying Fit At 50+

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Exercise is one of the many keys to long-term health and vitality. As a natural part of aging, muscles weaken and joints get stiffer, but the key to getting the most out of an exercise regimen is to understand one’s strengths and limitations, and adjusting the workouts accordingly. Although we all understand the benefits of […]

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Your Eye Health – Concern for Aging Adults

Your Eye Health – Concern for Aging Adults

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As my patients reach their golden years, they often ask what they can do to protect their eyesight. There are easy steps you can take to help your vision remain healthy, and at the top of the list — seeing your optometrist regularly. Many eye diseases develop without any obvious symptoms and can aggressively attack […]

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‘Masters of Sex’ – Masters and Johnson

‘Masters of Sex’ – Masters and Johnson

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

Though “Masters of Sex” is ostensibly about the pioneering sex researchers Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), the show has let itself veer far from its ostensible inspiration. If the first season presented a relatively limited mix of subplots (and often felt muted as a result), the second, which concludes this Sunday, […]

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Amazing Aging Population

Amazing Aging Population

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Healthcare and the Amazing Aging U.S. Population Between 2016 and 2034, the baby boomer generation – the largest population group in the United States – will begin retiring from the labor force. Baby boomers include all people born in the United States between the years 1946-1964, estimated to be 77.3 million people or nearly 25 […]

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Feds Hit Nursing Home Overmedication

Feds Hit Nursing Home Overmedication

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication A federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes may offer a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents. The lawsuit details multiple cases when the government says these drugs were inappropriately administered to patients. If […]

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Nightcrawler Movie Previews

Nightcrawler Movie Previews

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The folks at Bloomer Boomer are all news people so permit us to indulging ourselves by previewing this new film.  Catch the trailer on the left side bar Nightcrawler review: Gyllenhaal gets his hands dirty in brilliant news thriller A good newsman is an amoral newsman in Dan Gilroy’s violently entertaining feature debut. Jake Gyllenhaal is […]

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Your Rights When Planning a Funeral

Your Rights When Planning a Funeral

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sooner or later, most of us will have to plan a funeral. It could be the funeral of your parents or your spouse; it could be that of a close friend or relative. If you or anyone you know has lost a loved one, you may want to advise them to look into something like […]

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Baby Boomers Fast Facts

Baby Boomers Fast Facts

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

(CNN) – Here’s a look at what you need to know about the Baby Boomer generation, the generation of Americans born between 1946, the end of World War II, and 1964. They are the largest generation of Americans born in U.S. history. Statistics:Nearly 77 million Baby Boomers (as of 2011) 1946 – post World War […]

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Depression Not Part of Aging

Depression Not Part of Aging

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As a resident of an over-55 active adult community, most of the people I encounter each day are active, involved, happy and enjoying their retirement years … even people who are in their 80’s or older.  However, I also recognize that there is a dark underside to our community.  I have far too many neighbors […]

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Seniors in Casino Land

Seniors in Casino Land

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Over the last two years, I have traveled through casinos in Louisiana, Iowa, New York and Florida talking to older Americans to learn first-hand why they come, why they stay, and why it’s so dangerous. In honor of Responsible Gaming Education Week, let me share what I’ve what learned: Why They Come: Casinos Cater […]

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How Baby-Boomer Daughters Made Martha Stewart The Queen of Living Well

How Baby-Boomer Daughters Made Martha Stewart The Queen of Living Well

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Story of How, and Why, Martha Stewart Became the Queen of Living Well When Margaret Talbot profiled Martha Stewart in 1996, Stewart’s magazine “Living” had only been around for five years, but already boasted 1.5 million subscribers. Stewart had a television show, multiple books on the bestseller list, etc. etc. etc. Talbot noted that […]

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Daughters Trump Sons in Aging Parent Care

Daughters Trump Sons in Aging Parent Care

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Women step up to provide care for their aging parents more than twice as often as men, a new study has found. The new research found that in families with children of both sexes, the gender of the child is the single biggest factor in determining who will provide care for the aging parent: Daughters will increase […]

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First Cannabis Tablets

First Cannabis Tablets

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

First Cannabis Tablets C3 International, Inc., manufacturer of Idrasil™, the first natural cannabis tablet on the market, has published a white paper revisiting the effects of cannabis-based therapy on migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other treatment-resistant conditions. Idrasil, a 25mg tablet, is the first all-natural, standardized and consistent nutraceutical that is derived 100% from […]

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How to Retire and Sell Your Business

How to Retire and Sell Your Business

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Five Steps on How To Retire and Sell Your Business Some people, before they reach the retirement age, opt to establish a small family business in order to provide for themselves and their family members. If managed properly, this can be of help them greatly as the earnings and profits they gain from this business […]

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Passing Boomers Forecast Economic Temblor

Passing Boomers Forecast Economic Temblor

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Are baby boomers invincible? Perennially youthful celebrities Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Bill Clinton may perpetuate the impression that the baby boomer generation, who came of age during the freewheeling 1960s and 1970s, will stay active forever. Yet statistics from the National Funeral Directors Association paint a decidedly more sobering picture: the American death […]

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Baby Boomers Reverse Work Trends

Baby Boomers Reverse Work Trends

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

One of the biggest changes in the U.S. labor market over the past two decades has been the increasing number of people working over the age of 55. From the end of World War II until the early 1990s, a smaller and smaller share remained in the labor force but since the 1990s that trend […]

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At 60 – Jackie Chan on Work and Retirement

At 60 – Jackie Chan on Work and Retirement

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Jackie Chan: ‘I hate violence’  When you say that you are meeting Jackie Chan, everyone grins. Friends, family, colleagues… nobody has a bad word to say. It’s a bit of a surprise when you consider that he found fame by falling over and beating people up. Then again, Chan is one of the most famous […]

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New York Hurt By Baby Boomer Exodus

New York Hurt By Baby Boomer Exodus

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The baby boomer generation, 76 million strong, is proving itself to be a force to be reckoned with – a fact that is becoming painfully obvious to the state of New York. Earlier this month, AARP New York hosted its “Boomtown” forum in Manhattan, focusing attention on survey results that show that many New Yorkers […]

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Heart Attacks in Women

Heart Attacks in Women

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

While heart disease has long been recognized as a common health issue for men as they age, many doctors are less likely to be concerned about it in women.  This is despite the fact that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the number one cause of death in all women, regardless of race or […]

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Celebrating 100 years – Panama Canal

Celebrating 100 years – Panama Canal

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  While many dream of traveling around the globe to see such wonders as the Pyramids of Egypt or the Great Wall of China, there is an equally spectacular site in the western hemisphere. And it is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. What is it? The Panama Canal This 50-mile waterway, connecting the Pacific […]

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Great Train Rides: Run Away on the Rails: Senior Travel Tips

Great Train Rides: Run Away on the Rails: Senior Travel Tips

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

IT’S MIDNIGHT, AND I’VE GOT two options. Maureen, a conductor on the Caledonian Sleeper train from London to Edinburgh, lays them out in stern, Scottish tones. There is a “microwavable” breakfast of “beans, tomato and a sausage.” Or a continental. Either will arrive at 6:20 a.m. sharp.  Senior Travel Tips Traveling by train in the […]

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Why am I Still Single? Single Senior

Why am I Still Single? Single Senior

| August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Many of us have had more than one relationship in our lives. We may have been married, perhaps we’re serial monogamists or something of a player.  Today we are a single senior. At times love may have eluded us and appeared to have been lost. So, navigating the somewhat turbulent waters of dating can feel […]

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Medicare Travel Abroad

Medicare Travel Abroad

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Medicare beneficiaries traveling abroad should be aware that their coverage options may be limited in foreign countries.  Medicare travel abroad is something you need to plan for. Planning a trip to Europe this summer? You may want to add “finding health insurance” to your to-do list if you want to stay covered while traveling. Medicare […]

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Colon Cancer Screenings Low Among Blacks’

Colon Cancer Screenings Low Among Blacks’

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

According to researchers in California, Colon Cancer Screenings is Low Among Blacks’.  The use of colonoscopy to look for colon cancer is infrequent despite similar access to care across races in a Veterans Affairs healthcare system. The researchers also found that having established primary care at the time of screening eligibility significantly increased screening uptake. […]

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Good Health Means Wealth At Retirement

Good Health Means Wealth At Retirement

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“Health is wealth”, according to the age-old saying, and never has it been more appropriate for American seniors and baby boomers. Today, getting a disease may set you back up to six figures. This is due to the health care costs rising rapidly every year. According to Fidelity Investments, 80% of the total American population […]

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Invest In A Boomer Industry – Your Eyes

Invest In A Boomer Industry – Your Eyes

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

Just as we examine companies each week that may be rising past their fair values, we can also find companies trading at what may be bargain prices. While many investors would rather have nothing to do with stocks wallowing at 52-week lows, I think it makes a lot of sense to determine whether the market has […]

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Probe Exposes Flaws Behind HealthCare.gov Rollout

Probe Exposes Flaws Behind HealthCare.gov Rollout

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

FILE – This Nov. 5, 2013 file photo shows Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president’s new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday. […] WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures […]

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Widening Gulf Among Rich Retirees

Widening Gulf Among Rich Retirees

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Staying in the workforce just a few extra years may help couples save tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs.(Photo: Thinkstock) William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It’s looming and threatening, but there’s little he can do. Kistler, a 63-year-old resident of Golden, Colorado, has […]

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A Voice of Baseball Shapes Life – 66 Years and Counting

A Voice of Baseball Shapes Life – 66 Years and Counting

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

Vin Scully is the very definition of “Vinsanity,” a phenomenon, a broadcasting marvel who defies aging. He also despises cliches, let’s the action speak for itself and remains unfailingly objective on the air. Scully this week announced that he will return as the Dodgers’ golden voice next season, his 66th summer with the club. Even […]

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Trend Toward Niche Retirement Communities

Trend Toward Niche Retirement Communities

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

Mike Schneider Associated Press Updated: 07/29/2014 02:17:18 AM PDT ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. The ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Are you looking for a good retirement community for you or your loved one? There are lots of options and niche […]

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Boomers Big Beneficiary From Medical Marijuana

Boomers Big Beneficiary From Medical Marijuana

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

    Baby boomers are the group that stands to benefit most from medical marijuana, and their numbers may be key to whether Amendment 2 passes or fails, activists say. In addition, industry experts say boomers 50 and older will likely drive growth of medical marijuana revenue. With this in mind, it is important to […]

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Older, Wiser and Working

Older, Wiser and Working

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Gene Zaino The way we work is changing– but so is the way we are retiring. Today, older professionals are showing the world that there is more than golf and grandchildren in the next phase of life. Older professionals are not only working; they’re surpassing their younger counterparts. A new report reveals that from […]

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Dividends Pay Retirement Bills

Dividends Pay Retirement Bills

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In December I compiled a list of Monthly Dividend Stocks to Snag in 2014, which has proven to be one of my most popular articles of the past year.  It’s not hard to see the appeal of a monthly dividend, particularly if you are retired and living off your investments.  Your expenses—including everything from house and […]

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Prosecutors Target Health Care Fraud

Prosecutors Target Health Care Fraud

| July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to devote “significant time” to investigating medical […]

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Greyhound: 100 Year Old July Birthday

Greyhound: 100 Year Old July Birthday

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Americans have been “leaving the driving” to Greyhound for 100 years this month. From the price of the first ticket to billions of miles traveled, we take a look at the bus line by the numbers. (Gillian Brockell and Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post) It was nearing midnight when a sleek coach adorned with galloping canines […]

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A Virtual Love Lock for Your Wedding Anniversary

A Virtual Love Lock for Your Wedding Anniversary

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Matt and his wife, Trish, of Yankton, S.D., launched The Love Lock website Wednesday to provide a digital alternative to folks cluttering some of the world’s most romantic cityscapes with padlocks on bridges. The idea is to affix a lock to a bridge and throw away the key as a symbol of everlasting love. “We […]

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The Best Years of A Boomers Life – After Age 65

The Best Years of A Boomers Life – After Age 65

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Have your ever thought about what you are going to do with the final two or three decades of your life?  While many people retire from their jobs sometime in their 60’s, they may continue to live an active, healthy life for another 20 to 30 years.  If you feel healthy and active as ou […]

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Passing the Baton: Baby Boomers & Ensuring Knowledge Transfer

Passing the Baton: Baby Boomers & Ensuring Knowledge Transfer

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          The baby boomer generation can create a brain trust and enhance their legacy –the workforce is aging; however, they are also desirous of staying employed longer for several reasons, with many motivating factors. Many senior workers are motivated by their need to experience respect in their working environments and by […]

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Brazilian Smoker May Be World’s Oldest Person

Brazilian Smoker May Be World’s Oldest Person

| July 19, 2014 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

All things considered, Jose Aguinelo dos Santos is a pretty  lively Brazilian man. He walks without a stick, has no known health problems, smokes a pack of cigarettes a day, and is still a childless bachelor, according to reports. Oh, and he might be 126 years old—the world’s oldest living person. That’s the claim being made […]

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More RN’s Staying In The Workforce

More RN’s Staying In The Workforce

| July 17, 2014 | 12 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          Despite predictions of an impending nurse shortage, the current number of working registered nurses has surpassed expectations in part due to the number of baby-boomer RNs delaying retirement, a study by the RAND Corp. found. The study, published online Wednesday by Health Affairs, notes that the RN workforce, rather than peaking […]

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Avoiding 8 Retirement Screw Ups

Avoiding 8 Retirement Screw Ups

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

CNBC spoke with eight advisers, who between them came up with the eight most common mistakes made in retirement.(Photo: Thinkstock) The potential pitfalls threatening a successful retirement are many, and the biggest errors fall into both psychological and financial categories, according to financial advisers. CNBC spoke with eight advisers, who between them came up with […]

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Late Start to Retirement Savings

Late Start to Retirement Savings

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Everyone knows the time to start saving for retirement is when you are young, but very few actually do. In fact, for those over the age of 40, a recent survey shows that their biggest regret regarding retirement is not starting to save early enough. What about those who have not saved at all? They […]

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Graphic Video Affects End of Life Decision

Graphic Video Affects End of Life Decision

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When Ted Goff was hospitalized late last year, barely breathing and with advanced emphysema, his doctor said the prognosis was bad. They talked about Goff’s last wishes and whether he wanted to be placed on a breathing machine. Goff wasn’t sure. So his doctor suggested he watch a video explaining this technique and other options […]

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Another Vote For Fitness

Another Vote For Fitness

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Study: Moderate physical activity helps older people stay mobile It may seem obvious, but now there’s proof: Physical activity of moderate intensity can help older people stay mobile and independent, according to the largest clinical trial ever done on the issue. The study, presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports […]

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Medicare Advantage Plan Lawsuit

Medicare Advantage Plan Lawsuit

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Center for Public Integrity has sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeking a wide range of records concerning oversight of Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for senior citizens. The suit, filed today in U.S. District Court in Washington under the Freedom of Information Act, argues that officials have yet to release […]

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How Women Can Create a More-Secure Retirement

How Women Can Create a More-Secure Retirement

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirement insecurity runs high among the baby boomer generation, but female boomers in particular feel less prepared for their golden years. While women continue to be a growing and thriving part of the workforce, a recent survey by Charles Schwab found that only 36% of women believe they’ll have enough money for a comfortable retirement. […]

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CNNMoney: Retired Women Often Live in Poverty

CNNMoney: Retired Women Often Live in Poverty

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The financial disparity between men and women extends beyond the workplace into retirement, a time when women are more likely to live in poverty. In fact, women are almost twice as likely as men are to live below the poverty line during retirement, with single and minority women struggling the most, CNNMoney reports. Men aged […]

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Retirement Savings Rebound

Retirement Savings Rebound

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

On the plus side, a new study shows, Americans’ retirement savings has rebounded from the depths of the Great Recession. Nearly 60 percent of workers say they have somewhat or fully recovered from the 2007-2009 downturn and median savings has risen substantially. Even so, unless they’re holding sizable nest eggs under the proverbial mattress, they […]

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Huge Threats to Retirement Security Today

Huge Threats to Retirement Security Today

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The baby boomer generation is worried about retirement, and with good cause. Not only are they the demographic that has begun aging into that part of life, but they also carry a heavier load of debt than this age group did 10 years ago. When the folks at Gallup asked boomers if they thought they […]

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Millenneals, Gen X, Boomers Sweat Retirement

Millenneals, Gen X, Boomers Sweat Retirement

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

The retirement crisis in America is not contained to any one generation. Across the country, people of all ages are struggling with stagnant wages, rising living expenses, and an overall sluggish economy. Some are closer to their golden years than others, but one thing is clear: There are three unique generations with very different retirements […]

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The Pioneer of River Cruising for Senior Traveler

The Pioneer of River Cruising for Senior Traveler

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Taking an ocean cruise is a great way for couples to spend their time together. Not only will they be able get a chance to spend some time together without having to worry about anything, they also get the chance to be able to visit and see some of the most wonderful spots from all […]

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Retire to World’s Happiest Place

Retire to World’s Happiest Place

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Happiest Country in the World Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a tropical paradise that is filled with lush green forests, clear lakes and rivers, white beaches, and some of the most majestic mountains in the world. Costa Rica is also home to many festivities, some […]

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Sandwich Generation – Kids and Grandparents

Sandwich Generation – Kids and Grandparents

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

During your midlife years, you are likely to encounter one of the problems commonly found on that particular age group – taking care of your elderly parents while at the same time taking care of your own children. This can be very especially stressful as not only you will have to meet the needs of […]

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Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

| May 9, 2014 | 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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Travel Medicine – What To Know

Travel Medicine – What To Know

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

Travel Tips From a Real Doctor of Travel Traveling to 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 on other […]

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Boomers Fuel Cash Real Estate Market Trend

Boomers Fuel Cash Real Estate Market Trend

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

Now more than ever, cash is king in real estate WASHINGTON — One in three buyers of U.S. homes is paying cash, a record high number, according to data made available to McClatchy. The trend is being driven by retiring baby boomers and rich investors, who unlike most first-time buyers can bypass tighter lending requirements […]

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Medicare Spending Growth Slower Than Expected

Medicare Spending Growth Slower Than Expected

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

Amid its grim projections for the economy overall, the Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday said that Medicare spending growth is slowing, although the program will take up a larger share of the economy in a decade than it does now. In an update to its January report on the nation’s budget and economic outlook, CBO […]

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7 Fall Prevention Resources for Older Americans Month

7 Fall Prevention Resources for Older Americans Month

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

Every May we celebrate Older Americans Month in order to recognize the contributions and achievements of older Americans. The observance also affords the nation an opportunity to take action on important issues that impact the health and safety of elders. This year, the theme of OAM is Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow, in order to bring […]

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Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

| May 8, 2014 | 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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Life After Retirement – The Importance of Having a Business Plan for Life

Life After Retirement – The Importance of Having a Business Plan for Life

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

If there’s a word that brings fear and uncertainty to active, working people, it’s “retirement”. They dread the thought of having to spend the rest of their lives just sitting on a chair, watching TV all day and getting up only when food is served. They dread the thought that they would never be active […]

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Retirement Physical Fitness: 8 Steps To Getting in Better Shape

Retirement Physical Fitness: 8 Steps To Getting in Better Shape

| May 7, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirees need to do physical activities that will keep them strong and flexible so they can continue to do the things they want to do for years to come — whether that’s playing with their grandchildren, living independently or going on vacations, says Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, head of the department of kinesiology and community health at […]

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Online Dating Over 55

Online Dating Over 55

| May 6, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

  The Golden Rules of Online Dating Judith Bitterli, CMO at AVG Technologies I have watched many of my friends try to navigate the “new world” of dating after a divorce, death or break-up. I have observed that when it comes to online dating, getting started is often the hardest part. How do you know […]

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Heavy Smokers No CT Screenings?

Heavy Smokers No CT Screenings?

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A Medicare panel determined that there is not enough evidence to justify annual CT scans to detect early lung cancer in heavy smokers. The CMS’s nine-member Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee voted Wednesday against paying for the screening tool.The unexpected decision on the nonbinding recommendation runs counter to a December 2013 recommendation by […]

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