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Patient Advocates Apr. 22, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: My doctor told me that I should get a hip replacement, and I am on board with the plan after seve... Read More

Are You a Grandparent? Apr. 19, 2019

Positive Aging

If you are a baby boomer, chances are you are also a grandparent. And the reason I'm so sure about t... Read More

Do You Have a Donor Card? Apr. 12, 2019

Positive Aging

When I was a young adult driving in California, I rarely gave my donor card a thought. Back then, it... Read More

Immune Protection Apr. 08, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: Over my 70 years, I've learned the lesson that it's almost impossible to change people's minds ab... Read More

Planning Ahead Apr. 01, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I'm starting to think about making decisions about what to do with my stuff after I'm gone. I'm s... Read More

How to Be a Superager Mar. 29, 2019

Positive Aging

When I first learned that most people begin to experience a subtle but measurable decline in memory ... Read More

Do You Have Insomnia? Mar. 22, 2019

Positive Aging

Do You Have Insomnia? There used to be an old wives' tale that suggested older people needed a lot ... Read More

Aging Skin Mar. 18, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I'm finding that my skin is getting more fragile and dry with every year. Winter is especially ha... Read More

Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do Mar. 15, 2019

Positive Aging

Did you have music lessons when you were a youngster? For most of the last century, it is reported, ... Read More

Seniors with Disabilities Mar. 13, 2019

Social Security and You

Baby boomers (like me) aren't just getting old. Some of us are also getting frail. I'm a pretty good... Read More

New Regiment Mar. 04, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: At my last appointment, my doctor put me on medication for high blood pressure. My stats have alw... Read More

Travel Planning Feb. 25, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I'm looking forward to planning my first real vacation in 12 years. I've been out of town to visi... Read More

Voulez-Vous Help Your Brain? Feb. 22, 2019

Positive Aging

I live in South Florida, which is frequently referred to as the home of the silver tsunami. This phr... Read More

High Anxiety and Social Security Maximizing Madness Feb. 20, 2019

Social Security and You

My wife used to thank me, with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek, for never being rich. She wou... Read More

Marathon Goals Feb. 18, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I've always liked to be active outdoors, and working in an office for 40 years didn't do me any f... Read More

Multigenerational Living Part 2: Students Feb. 15, 2019

Positive Aging

I just love it when I learn about an experiment that has turned out to be a win-win for everyone inv... Read More

Secondhand Smoke Feb. 11, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: New neighbors just moved into the house next door, and they seem very nice except for one major d... Read More

Multigenerational Living Part 1: Families Feb. 08, 2019

Positive Aging

Ever since the 2008 Great Recession, large numbers of young people have chosen (or been forced becau... Read More

Old School Feb. 07, 2019

Work Daze

It's difficult to understand why someone in their 60s or 70s would want to work. Wouldn't it be muc... Read More

Marriage Hesitation Feb. 04, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: After many years of being alone after my husband passed, I am considering marrying a wonderful ma... Read More