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A Solution for Loneliness

Posted on June 11, 2019 - “Loneliness is rampant, and it’s killing us—literally,” reports Scientific American. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to ward off a sense of isolation. Volunteer service might be the best!

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The awful, fast-growing tech scams fleecing the elderly out of millions

Posted on June 6, 2019 - The phone rings, and the person on the line claims to be calling from a trustworthy tech company like Microsoft or Apple. There’s a problem with your computer, he says–perhaps it’s infected with viruses or infiltrated by hackers–but he’s happy to work with you to clean things up for a fee. If you ever get such a call, it’s a scam, and experts say you should simply hang up. Tech companies simply won’t call you to offer services to fix your computer, nor will they pop up messages in your web browser offering help eradicating malware or a digital tune-up.

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It’s Not Just About a Nice Smile

Posted on June 4, 2019 - June Is Oral Health Month. Our teeth and gums change as we grow older. Years of wear and tear take a toll, often causing thinning enamel and broken or lost teeth. Teeth with repairs such as crowns, fillings and root canals are less hardy. As gums recede, sensitive areas of the teeth not covered by enamel may be exposed.

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For patients, a caregiver’s compassion is essential

Posted on May 30, 2019 - The 34-year-old man lay in his ICU bed for over a month — dependent on a breathing tube and artificial respirator to stay alive. The patient knew his life hung in the balance, as he was a physician himself. Some days the suffering was so intense that he contemplated ways he could unplug the machine on his own. Now, nearly 50 years later, that patient, Edward Viner, an oncologist who served as chief of the Department of Medicine at Cooper University Health Care in New Jersey for more than two decades, reflects on how he was able to survive such a harrowing experience.

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You’re a Widow. Now What?

Posted on May 28, 2019 - Susan Covell Alpert was crushed by grief when her 71-year-old husband, Larry, died of leukemia in 2008. Adding to her misery, a tidal wave of financial decisions and tasks demanded the new widow’s attention at a time when she could barely think straight.

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