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Traveling in the West? Know the Symptoms of Valley Fever

Posted on July 11, 2017 - Ben felt lousy. He thought he had the flu, but when he didn’t feel better after a week, he went to the doctor. The doctor guessed that Ben had viral pneumonia, but then he asked Ben if he’d traveled recently in the desert southwest. “Yes,” said Ben, surprised. “We went hiking in Saguaro National Park last month.” The doctor ran some tests, and told Ben he was suffering from Valley fever.

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Medicaid Cuts Will Affect Older Adults

Posted on June 30, 2017 - How will Medicaid cuts affect older adults? Says a New York Times op-ed, “Many American voters think Medicaid is only for low-income adults and their children — for people who aren’t ‘like them.’ But Medicaid is not ‘somebody else’s’ insurance. It is insurance for all of our mothers and fathers and, eventually, for ourselves.”

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British Study Calls for End to “Age Apartheid”

Posted on June 27, 2017 - Like our own country, Britain is in the midst of a polarizing political situation—made worse by intergenerational tension. A recent report from the organization United for All Ages pinpointed part of the problem: the generations spend much less time together than they once did! We hear about people of various political beliefs isolating themselves into a “bubble.” It seems that the generations, too, spend less time interacting.

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An Overview of Long-Term Care Financing

Posted on June 22, 2017 - Will you need long-term care? What’s available? Who pays? The Motley Fool provides a quick overview of an important topic.

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An Exercise Lesson from Our Ancestors of Long Ago

Posted on June 20, 2017 - When we look at fossils of early man, we might be in awe of their heavy, powerful bones. Yet research from University of Cambridge in the UK reveals the surprising truth that our own bones have the potential to be just as strong.

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