Taking a lesson from Sandy

Are you still receiving your Social Security benefit check in the mail?  Although most people have made the transition to electronic payments in anticipation of the March deadline for doing so, some individuals still receive paper checks.  According to the Social Security Administration, 92,000 individuals in New Jersey, 43,000 in Connecticut and 229,000 in New…

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Two studies look at high blood pressure

Study links high blood pressure with aging of brain Neurologists at UC Davis measured the affect that high blood pressure had on the brains of 579 participants and concluded that even a little bit higher than normal blood pressure can lead to damage to the structural integrity of the brain that is evident by age…

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Planning ahead-the power of attorney

Joseph Roy, a thin, dapper English ex-pat with a love for everything with a motor was the power of attorney for a long-time friend, May Rogers.  May’s mind was still sharp as a tack but because of osteoporosis, her body could no longer safely make trips outside her home.  Though they argued over everything from…

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