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A New Miracle Machine Can Keep You Alive Even When Your Heart Stops

Q. My husband, Phil, and I have been married for thirty years. We were faced with a heart-wrenching situation recently, when Phil’s father had a heart attack and was on life support in the hospital. He didn’t have an Advance … [Read more...]

Does Medicare Cover Annual Physicals?

Q. My sister Amy, 66, recently called her primary care doctor’s office to schedule an annual checkup. She naturally assumed her Medicare coverage would pick up most, if not all, of the tab for the exam. After all, an annual visit … [Read more...]

How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

When Jennifer’s father died, her first worry was about her mother and how she will recover. Her mother was so shocked and saddened when it happened that she didn’t want to get out of bed and face the world, let alone deal with … [Read more...]

What’s the Difference Between a Revocable and an Irrevocable Trust?

Q. I read your recent article about wills and probate last week. I decided that I love my family way too much to put them through such a nightmare, costing them their privacy, time, frustration, and money. We’ve decided that a … [Read more...]

But I Promised I Wouldn’t Put her in a Nursing Home

Click Here to Read Magic's to "My Dad Doesn't Recognize Me - Is It Still Worth Visiting?" Q. I remember the moment like it was yesterday. My mom, who had Parkinson's for ten years at the time, was sitting at my kitchen table. I … [Read more...]

Mastering the Non-Financial Aspects of Retirement

Q. My husband and I are close to retirement age. The life we’ve known so far has included working at our full-time jobs, occasional social events with friends, visits and holidays with family, and the every-day things associated … [Read more...]

The Cost of Aging: Professionals Express Concern About Older Americans’ Financial Health

Each year the United States of Aging Survey – conducted by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Council on Aging (NCOA) and United Healthcare – polls U.S. adults 60 and older for their insights on how older … [Read more...]

Is Social Security or Medicare Running Out of Money? What the 2016 Trustees Report Has to Say

Social Security is vital to Americans, providing workers and their families with retirement, disability, and survivors insurance benefits. Medicare is also an essential program for American seniors. Since its creation in 1965, … [Read more...]

The Most Important Awareness Day of the Year (and only 20- 30% realize it!)

Anne is 71 years old, and her health is rapidly declining. When her time comes, she is confident that she wants to donate her organs to help someone else live a longer and healthier life. She also wants to be buried next to her … [Read more...]

Is it the End for Observation Status?

  Q. Late last year, you answered a question about a woman who spent a week in the hospital and was seen by doctors and nurses, given every kind of test imaginable, operated on, transferred to another room for … [Read more...]