Posted on July 12, 2017 - Summer is in full swing! Maybe you’ve ventured into the great outdoors, only to suffer your first sunburn of the season. If you forgot your sunscreen, you are among the majority of Americans who don’t use sunscreen properly—or at all. The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) report that few people use sunscreen to protect their skin, and those who do may not be selecting a product that provides effective protection.
Posted on July 10, 2017 - Ben felt lousy. He thought he had the flu, but when he didn’t feel better after a week, he went to the doctor. The doctor guessed that Ben had viral pneumonia, but then he asked Ben if he’d traveled recently in the desert southwest. “Yes,” said Ben, surprised. “We went hiking in Saguaro National Park last month.” The doctor ran some tests, and told Ben he was suffering from Valley fever.
Posted on June 29, 2017 - How will Medicaid cuts affect older adults? Says a New York Times op-ed, “Many American voters think Medicaid is only for low-income adults and their children — for people who aren’t ‘like them.’ But Medicaid is not ‘somebody else’s’ insurance. It is insurance for all of our mothers and fathers and, eventually, for ourselves.”
Posted on June 26, 2017 - Like our own country, Britain is in the midst of a polarizing political situation—made worse by intergenerational tension. A recent report from the organization United for All Ages pinpointed part of the problem: the generations spend much less time together than they once did! We hear about people of various political beliefs isolating themselves into a “bubble.” It seems that the generations, too, spend less time interacting.
Posted on June 21, 2017 - Will you need long-term care? What’s available? Who pays? The Motley Fool provides a quick overview of an important topic.