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3/26/2015 – Grim News on Health Costs in Retirement

Mar 26, 2015 Comments Off by

If you need a reminder that Medicare covers only a portion of retiree medical expenses, check out this report. Released Wednesday by HealthView Services, a Danvers, Mass., company that provides retirement health-care cost data and tools to financial advisers, it finds that a 66-year-old couple retiring this year with average Social Security benefits can expect […]

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3/25/2015 – Senate Special Committee on Aging: Finding an Alzheimer’s Cure

Mar 26, 2015 Comments Off by

B. Smith, restaurateur and author, testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on the importance of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. See video at ABC News.

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3/25/2015 – Stanford research: People from different cultures express sympathy differently

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Stanford psychologist and Center on Longevity faculty affiliate Jeanne Tsai found that Americans tend to focus on the positive in expressions of sympathy while Germans focus on the negative. The research showed that how much people wanted to avoid negative emotion influenced their expressions of sympathy more than how negative they actually felt. Read the […]

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3/25/2015 – How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment

Mar 25, 2015 Comments Off

In a new study involving mice, aerobic exercise slowed the growth of breast cancer tumors and made the cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy. The results raise the possibility that exercise may change the biology of some malignant tumors, potentially making them easier to treat. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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3/24/2015 – The Medicaid bill that doesn’t go away when you die

Mar 25, 2015 Comments Off

Medicaid is thought of as free health insurance for the poor, but federal law requires that recipients pay for the costs of long-term care. And when patients die, Medicaid charges the expenses to the leftover assets in their estates, sometimes passing the burden on to heirs. Special correspondent Sally Schilling reports on how California is […]

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3/24/2015 – Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer’s Fail To Tell The Patient

Mar 24, 2015 Comments Off

Doctors are much more likely to level with patients who have cancer than patients who have Alzheimer’s, according to a report released this week by the Alzheimer’s Association. Read the full article National Public Radio (NPR).

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3/23/2015 – People ‘Grow to Trust’ as They Get Older

Mar 23, 2015 Comments Off

Contrary to some stereotypes, getting older doesn’t necessarily make people cynical and suspicious. Instead, trust tends to increase as people age, a development that can be good for well-being. Read the full article at Futurity.

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3/23/2015 – Global collaboration leads to discovery of insulin-resistance mutation

Mar 23, 2015 Comments Off

An international team led by Stanford researchers  has discovered a gene associated with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body doesn’t use insulin properly. Read the full article at Stanford Medicine.

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3/23/2015 – The Scale of Financial Abuse of Seniors Will Shock You

Mar 23, 2015 Comments Off

Financial abuse of senior citizens has been estimated to cost its victims $2.9 billion a year. It is hard to estimate the scope of the problem, as financial fraud is underreported due to embarrassment, hopelessness, or the victims’ lac of awareness. With new, detailed financial data collected from family caregivers of older Americans, however, a […]

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Design Challenge Finals!

Mar 22, 2015 Comments Off

Our expert judges have chosen the top eight teams, and this day-long event will bring them together to determine the winners of the cash prizes. The day will feature keynotes and talks from leading experts in academia and industry.

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