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An authority on Medicare and Prescription Part B, she is the writer of Ask Ms. Medicare and author of 'Medicare for Dummies'.
Top 10 Medicare Mistakes
What Will You Pay for Medicare in 2017?
Making the Leap From Obamacare to Medicare
'Medicare for Dummies' conveys the basics and where to find assistance to help you get the most out of Medicare
Elizabeth writes about keeping mind and body strong and sharp
Sex Helps Boost Brainpower
Slow Walking a Sign of Early Alzheimer’s
Soaring Prices Put Drugs out of Reach
Exercises Could Preserve Brain Health
Brain Health: What Helps, What Hurts
Top Doctors: How to Fix Health Care
How Exercise Affects the Brain and Improves Memory
Katherine writes about hearing loss for AARP
Tips for Learning Sign Language
Venus, Mars and Hearing Loss
New Study Reveals Reduction in Hearing Loss
Top Hearing Devices Rated
Too Old for a Cochlear Implant?
Are OTC Hearing Devices Better?
How's Your Hearing?
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Many have avoided serious anxiety and depression during the pandemic
Promise of Vaccine Provides Emotional Relief
Optimism as people prepare for post-pandemic life
What to Know Before Your Second Shot
Understand the do's and don'ts of the 2-dose regimen
Lessons Learned From a Year of the Pandemic
What we've learned about the virus and what's ahead
Injuries are up for older riders. Here's how to steer clear for the long haul
A good night's rest could reduce your risk for cognitive complications down the road
The bacteria can cause serious medical complications in older adults
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Some, but not all, report mild-to-moderate symptoms after the shot
One Day University talk explains why advancements in medicine often have unintended consequences
Why the final dose of Moderna, Pfizer vaccines could be more important than the first
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Experts explain the back-and-forth on this popular diabetes drug
From chocolate to chia pudding, which treats to try if you’re watching your blood sugar
Researchers are working to understand surprising diagnoses in some hospitalized patients
We take you through setting up an appointment
What to expect at two common appointments
Tips for using a smartphone, tablet or computer
This lesser-known nutrient helps keep your heart healthy, but many aren't getting enough
Our fitness experts share 10-minute workouts you can do in your living room
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