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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Report for duty by reporting fraud

In July, with American flags flying, we celebrate our nation’s birthday and the freedoms and protections we hold dear. Although love for your country can take many forms, Social Security takes preventing and combating fraud as seriously as we take our other vital missions.

150 years of dieting fads and still no quick fix

Before there was Dr. Atkins, there was William Banting. He invented the low-carb diet of 1863.

It’s time to end Medicare’s three-day hospital rule

By Al Norman Three years ago, I wrote a letter to Congress about a woman I will call Mrs. Green, a 94-year-old resident of the...

Depression can be called the common cold of mental health.

By Gloria Burdett Brain researchers and scientists have discovered that there’s a direct link between stress and depression. When we become stressed by difficult life...

AARP Voters’ Guide for U.S. Senate

The AARP Voters' Guide compiles publicly available information and statements from candidates’ campaign sources on Social Security, Medicare and financial security. Find out where Scott P. Brown (R) and Elizabeth A. Warren (D) stand on these issues before voting on Nov. 6.

New machines fight battle of the bulge

Take heart, all you baby boomers who have let the years pass without a commitment to toning your abs and thighs or challenging your cardiovascular system.

How to save millions in wasted health care spending

By Al Norman Elected officials are clamoring for ways to cut costs in our health care system. Yet Massachusetts is wasting hundreds of millions of...

Older residents are footnotes in the political life of Massachusetts

By Al Norman The start of a new year always reminds me of what I did not get accomplished the year before. As a lobbyist...

November audio book releases

THE BURNING ROOM (A Harry Bosch Novel)*          Pub Date: November 3 By Michael Connelly                                          Read by Titus Welliver In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not...

The dental care gap

By Al Norman A new policy brief released in mid-August by the state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) underscores the importance of dental health—one of the...