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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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Emerging research links improved air quality to reduced dementia risks
7 Things to Do After 50 for a Healthier Brain
Get moving, eat right and learn something new
Sleep Loss in Midlife May Increase Dementia Risk
The connection between rest and cognitive health
3 Reasons Dementia Cases Could Triple by 2050
An aging population, obesity drive predictions of spike
New study finds that coverage gaps for Blacks and Hispanics narrow at age 65
Catching the coronavirus after being fully vaccinated is unlikely, but it happens. Here's why.
With a return to air travel, anxious passengers are again contending with this common phobia
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Lawnmowers, leafblowers, exercise class, can take a toll on physical and mental health
Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix, Meijer among retailers selling potentially tainted seasonings
What to know about 4 symptoms that could signal this type of highly curable cancer
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Guides, tips and support for family caregivers
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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
1 in 4 beneficiaries 'saw' medical provider remotely
Tips for using a smartphone, tablet or computer
Expert tips to bring more meaning and joy to your daily life — starting today
These standouts can keep you healthy as nutritional needs change with age
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