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Seniors

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers therapy services

April 22, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain how Medicare covers physical therapy services? I’m a new beneficiary, and would like to get some treatments for my back. Need Help Dear Need, Medicare covers a variety of outpatient therapy services including physical, occupational and speech therapy, if you meet their coverage criteria. Here’s how it works. Medicare…

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Savvy Senior: Coping with ringing in your ears

April 13, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any new treatments you know of that can help with constant ear ringing syndrome known as tinnitus? I’ve had it for years, but it’s gotten worse the older I get. Ringing Louder at 62 Dear Ringing, Tinnitus is a common condition that affects around 45 million Americans, but is usually…

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Savvy Senior: What to Do with Cremated Ashes?

April 7, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, When my father passed away a few months ago we had him cremated, but are now wondering what to do with his ashes. My sister and I would like to do something celebratory for his life, but aren’t sure what to do. Any suggestions? No Instructions Left Dear No, If your dad…

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Savvy Senior: How to pick a medical alert system

March 31, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, a home medical alert system with a panic button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. Can you recommend some good options to help me choose? Overwhelmed Daughter Dear Overwhelmed, A good medical alert system is an…

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Savvy Senior: How To Stop Snoring

March 18, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, Over the past few years my 57-year-old husband’s snoring has gotten much worse. It’s to the point that I have to either wear earplugs or move to a different room. Any suggestions? Sleep Deprived Susan Dear Susan, Snoring is a very common problem that often gets worse with age. Around 37 million…

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A life with hemophilia and a challenge to all

March 10, 2017

BPT Val Bias’ entire life changed when he heard the loud noise come from the bathroom. The year was 1988, but Bias remembers the moment like it was yesterday. He ran to the bathroom and found the door blocked. He pushed and finally forced the door open. Inside he found Katie, his wife, lying on…

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Savvy Senior: How to find affordable high-speed home internet services

March 3, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any resources that can help me find affordable high-speed home Internet services? I’m retired and live primarily on my Social Security and would like to find something cheaper than the $40 per month that I currently pay. Searching Senior Dear Searching, There are two great resources you can…

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Protect your heart with these easy meal add-ins

February 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Very Vegetable Frittata These foods can give your heart a better chance BPT What’s the biggest threat to our health? It isn’t cancer or even accidents, but heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, one in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease, which includes heart attack and stroke….

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Savvy Senior: How to help older drivers give up the car keys

February 17, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend that can help me deal with my mom’s bad driving? At age 83, her driving abilities have declined, but I know she’s bound and determined to keep driving as long as she’s alive. Nervous Nelly Dear Nelly, There’s no doubt that giving up driving can be a…

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