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4 Ways to Keep Health Costs Down in Retirement

While the federal Medicare program picks up a lot of the heath-care tab for Americans over 65, it doesn’t cover everything.

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Few With Dementia Are Enrolled in Money Management Tool

One of the things a lot of us worry about is how long our parents will be able to take care of themselves — not just physically but financially.

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Signing Up for Health Insurance? You Have Less Time This Year

Open enrollment for health insurance for 2017 will mostly work the same as it has in previous years, but there’s an important change.

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Nursing Home Care May Be Less Costly Than You Think

While a nursing home stay may be nothing to look forward to, it is rarely as expensive as many of us fear, according to a new report.

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When Is It Too Early to Get a Flu Shot?

Getting vaccinated for the flu in late summer, particularly for older adults, may mean less protection from the virus as flu season ramps up in the winter.

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What Causes Gastritis? How to Protect Your Gut

If you have persistent stomach distress, don’t take it lightly: It could be gastritis. Here’s how it’s caused and how to find relief.

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Need Your Teeth Checked? Try a Dental Therapist

Millions of areas in the U.S. don’t have enough dentists. A new type of dental professional called a dental therapist is filling that void in some states.

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How to Lift Late-Life Depression

Many older adults mistakenly believe their sadness is a normal part of aging. But untreated late-life depression can intensify. Here’s how to find help.

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The Lowdown on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Sales of prescription testosterone pills, gels, and patches have soared. But are they necessary? And do they work? Here’s the latest evidence.

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Will Medicare Pay for That?

Medicare pays many kinds of medical bills, but it doesn’t cover everything. This quiz could help you avoid some costly surprises.