No laughing matter!

Here’s a list of long-term effects of laughter. Laughter may: Improve your immune system. Laughter releases neuropeptides which in turn help fight stress and potentially more serious illnesses. Relieve pain. Laughter produces its own natural painkillers and breaks the pain-spasm cycle common to muscle disorders. Increase personal satisfaction. Laughter makes it easier to cope with…

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Bob Pittman's "What about Me?"

When we think about estate planning, we tend to think of Wills, Powers of Attorney and related documents. But, what about you? If you are incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself, what do you want a caregiver know about your life? Most caregivers will want to do a good job of taking care of…

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5 facts about men and aging

Many of the articles on this site look at women and aging. One, women live longer. Two, women are more likely to end up in poverty and someone should do something about that. Finally, I’m a woman. I’ve got more skin in this game. Still, if that suggests somehow that men have an easy go…

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Reduce your mortality risk by 23%

Reduce your mortality risk from heart disease, cancer and other diseases by 23 percent with one simple food. A Dutch study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that eating nuts lowers mortality rates. The study, which looked at 120,852 men and women aged 55 to 69 years old followed study results for participants…

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Why Medicare might deny ambulance costs

The following refers to Original Medicare. An individual with an Advantage Plan would likely find that the rules for ambulance transportation vary by plan while the costs, rights, protections and choices may be different. Those individuals with an Advantage Plan should read the plan material or call their plan for clarification. Medicare Part B (Medical…

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