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(This article previously appeared on MarketWatch.com and reflects the views of its authors.) On the campaign trail, President Trump made a lot of promises, including the declaration that he would not cut Medicare as president. But we believe that’s exactly what he’s doing with his proposed budget for 2019. Trump’s plan includes $554 billion in…

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(A longer version of this article appeared previously on BetterHealthWhileAging.net.) You’ve likely heard the news: the flu is pretty bad this year, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirming a higher-than-usual level of illnesses, hospitalizations and even deaths. You also probably know that people 65 and older (and certain other groups of people) have a…

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Once the “only living boy in New York,” Paul Simon recently announced that he is retiring from touring. Retirement will not bring sounds of silence, however. Like many retirees, Simon hopes to continue using his talents. He said he would consider performing and donating the proceeds to charities. Among the lessons one could take away…

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Next Avenue by Richard Eisenberg - 3d ago

Ken Lopaty, 81, has spent the last 55 years working at McDonalds; currently he owns seven franchises across Los Angeles. Before that, he worked a number of jobs in Chicago, starting with selling women’s magazines door-to-door at age 10. He’s been working ever since, with no plans to stop. Lopaty says that, working, for him,…

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(Editor’s Note: This story was previously published on the PBS Newshour site.) Remember how terrible the 2009 swine flu season was? This flu season is now as bad as that one, and public health officials in the United States don’t know if we’ve seen the worst yet. So what’s happening? Nearly 3,000 people across the U.S. died as a…

The post Is It Really Too Late to Get a Flu Shot? appeared first on Next Avenue.

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Imagine moving to the best neighborhood in your town. You live across from a park with walking paths, tennis courts and a farmer’s market. Down the street, there are all Italian, Indian and Vietnamese restaurants. From your window, there’s a breathtaking view of the skyline. Now imagine living there, but only being able to access…

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Next Avenue by Julie Pfitzinger - 3d ago

It’s the secret that many Americans don’t like admitting: siblings often have deep problems getting along and, as a result, cut off their relationships. Sibling estrangement is more common than you think. Despite all the homilies about “love thy family,” many Americans are unwilling to talk to their brother or sister. In fact, some siblings…

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Make every day Valentine's Day: 6 tips for keeping your romance alive, no matter how long you've been together . 

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On the shelf outside U.S. Small Business Administrator (SBA) Linda McMahon’s Washington, D.C. office, there’s a book prominently on display: People Before Profit: The Inspiring Story of the Founder of Bob’s Red Mill.  It caught my eye when I just interviewed McMahon. And it made me smile. Bob is Bob Moore, 87, who started Bob’s…

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By the time they hit their 70th birthday, 19 percent of men and 9 percent of women will be diagnosed with at least one kidney stone, according to a national study. “They are super common, and it’s become a bigger and bigger issue,” said Dr. Seth Bechis, a urologist and assistant professor of urology at…

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