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Planning a stress-free garden

“Many people came by and said they never thought about planting vegetables in anything other than in the ground.”

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Five bad strategies to avoid when dieting

I’ll have to dramatically change my diet. A radical change is not necessary. A more effective strategy is to simply cut back a few hundred calories a day.

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At a glance: 4 steps to guard against identity theft

The average person can take several basic steps to guard against identity theft both inside and outside the health care world. Here’s a sample of what experts advise: 1: Protect your Social Security Number: Ask if it is absolutely necessary to give out before you put it on a form at the doctor’s office. See […]

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Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

By Tom Murphy Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they’d rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015. The annual enrollment window for the privately run versions of the government’s Medicare program for the elderly and disabled people closes on Sunday. This is the main […]

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4 Medicare Advantage shopping tips

Early December may be the least wonderful time of the year for Medicare Advantage customers who still haven’t settled on coverage plans for 2015. Most people enrolled in the privately run version of the government’s Medicare program for the elderly and disabled people have until Sunday to decide whether they want to find a new […]

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What to do when your castle is a hassle

By David J. Dowd Seniors have many more choices for housing than their parents did. Many elders are not aware of some of the available housing choices, others are, but for a variety of reasons do not act. Owning a home can be a blessing, however, as we age it can also become a bit […]

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