ALZHEIMERS IN WOMEN

Few of our age-related maladies fill us with more dread than Alzheimer’s disease. Globally this debilitating illness, now the sixth leading cause of death, affects over 36 million men and women – about five million here in the U.S. Here’s a sobering prediction: by 2050, this number is expected to triple. Planning ahead to avoid…

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LONELINESS: The Invisible Epidemic

We have said repeatedly, on our website and in our radio broadcasts, that aging should be a family affair. After all, aging is not an option – but how we age is! And in our quest for independence, it is essential that we avoid the trap of loneliness. Here’s a startling fact, explained in this…

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Eight Trivia Question for the 80th Anniversary

Eight Trivia Questions for the 80th Anniversary By Kirk Larson Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist Eighty years ago, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. Here in Washington State, Social Security plays a major part in supporting our communities and our economy. Over 1.25 million…

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Obamacare premiums likely to rise by 4.4% in 2016.

A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of ACA plans in major metropolitan areas in 11 states where data are available, including the District of Columbia, finds that preliminary 2016 premiums for benchmark silver plans grew modestly, but increased more sharply this year than last year. The average increase for benchmark plans across the cities is 4.4…

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