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When the Care Is as Burdensome as the Condition

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a series for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Harold Peterson’s* cardiologist prescribes medications for his heart disease. His primary care physician prescribes medications for his high blood pressure and also determined that his hip pain needed to be addressed. He referred Peterson to an orthopedist, who recommended surgery. Peterson,…

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Suggestions for Your Summer Reading

Three-day weekends — not to mention summer vacations — always lend themselves to settling in somewhere sunny with a good book. What will you read? Ask your local bookseller for suggestions and check out the following recommendations from staff members at four independent bookstores across the country: Summer Stories “We’re right on the beach, and…

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Why a Government Pneumonia Vaccine Decision May Lead to More Pneumonia

Older adults contracting pneumonia (medical term: pneumococcal disease) have been in the news lately. First, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Stevie Nicks, 70, contracted pneumonia and had to cancel a tour. Then, the legendary star of films and music, Doris Day, succumbed to pneumonia at 97. In addition, we’re in the midst of…

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Rest, recharge, relax…

One of my addictions — shelter magazines!   By Caitlin Kelly It’s a long weekend here in the U.S., Memorial Day, and that means — for some — a three-day break from work. Things have been quiet-ish here for me: lots of pitching of story ideas, attending local networking events and following up with the …

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