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Hurricane Sandy, And The Sin of Denial

Whew! Fall has arrived! And we’ve made it through another hurricane season without a storm, right? Well…not me! I just got back from a week in New York City – and Hurricane Sandy! No, I am not a hurricane chaser.

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Alice’s Mom and Dad, Part 3: My Mom Is Gone

Some of you may recall the blogs I wrote on my Mom and Dad a couple of months ago. In the last one, my Mom was in Hospice, and my Dad was in rehab. My parents live locally in Davie.

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The Let’s-Not-Talk-About-Death Checklist

As I mentioned last week, my mother is dying. And I can’t get my Dad – who’s normally an outgoing person – to talk about it. He ranges from knowing she’s dying to not wanting to know. But he never

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What Is “Palliative Care?”

Palliative care is basically the prevention and treatment of pain. It does not aim for a cure, per se; it aims, instead, for relief. And – although anyone suffering from any disease can receive palliative care – it’s most often

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End of Life vs. Prolonging Life

Unless you know something I don’t, we’re all going to die. We’re not, however, all going to die the same way. Some of us will die naturally, in a comfortable environment – perhaps our own home – surrounded by family.

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Healthcare Act Still Leaves Some Hurdles For Seniors (Part One)

The Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) will offer some interesting benefits to seniors with disabilities, or on Medicare. But that doesn’t mean, however, there won’t be any more hurdles to jump. There

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How The Supreme Court Has Helped Seniors

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is good news for people over 50 and senior citizens. If you’re over 50 and don’t have insurance through an employer your options for health coverage will be greatly improved

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