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YOUR BEST HEALTH CARE NOW...by Frank Lalli (The Health Care Detective)...Get Doctor Discounts, Save With Better Health Insurance, Find Affordable Prescriptions, especially when he got a lifesaving $571-a-day drug he needed for his cancer for free. Everything he did, you can do, too with his book where you'l learn it's OK to skit your annual checkup, where you can save 80% on drugs, the smart way to calculate your total medical costs before you pick an insurance plan, and how to decode the Affordable Care Act--and much more. It's strongly recommended that you keep this book where you can find it easily when a problem arises.
ISBN 978-1-5011-3286-5, (Hardcover),342 pages$19.99, Touchstone, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, NY,NY.  

STOPPING THE NOISE IN YOUR HEAD: The new way to overcome anxiety & worry...by Reid Wilson, Ph.D.  Author provides tools to kick the worry addiction once and for all. Shows the importance of shifting our perspective and stepping toward our challenges in order to regain control of our lives.  You'll learn to identify the difference between heart-racing, sweaty palm signals and noise; detect anxiety-ridden patterns by catching yourself in the midst of them; Use the power of perspective to get through; Choose to feel clumsy, awkward, unsure, and afraid as a means to manage stress. Book will arm you with the strategies you need to defeat your opponent once and for all.
 ISBN-13: 978-0-7573-1906-8, 375 pages, $16.95, Health Communications, Inc.


GOD AND MONEY: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School...by John Cortines and Gregory Baumer. Two young men from Harvard Business School on the fast track to wealth and success tell their story of God's transforming power and how it change their lies and their relationship to money; offer an honest book at what the Bible says about radical generosity. Packed with compelling case studies, research, and practical applications, and outlines a simple framework no matter what your salary may be.  It's a journey through the worlds of faith and finance.

ISBN-13: 978-1628624076, 251 pages, Rose Publishing.


ODDS ON (The Making of an Evidence-Based Investor)...by Matt Hall. This book reveals the academic evidence impacting investment revolution and how it will better service investors.  In it, the author discussed how the evidence-based investment movement continues to stack the odds in the investor's favor; How patience and independent-thinking allows an investor to avoid pitfalls to which others will fall prey; Investment simplicity + transparency - happiness, which the by-product of the evidence-based approach; Long-term higher investment returns only come from patient exposure to global capitalism; AND you can live a more productive life by adopting this philosophy.
ISBN: 978-1-62634-256-9, 186 pages
Greenleaf Book Group Press.

REVOLUTIONARY GRANDPARENTS (Generations Healing Autism With Love and Hope)...Collected by Helen Conroy and Lisa Joyce Goes. Nineteen stories from extraordinary families are presented. This is a one-of-a-kind and upbeat collection of mini-memories written by and for the grandparents of Autistic kids. The contributors describe what it is like to watch their grandchildren regress into autism, and the recount the successes as well as the challenges they face. No two stories are alike in their details, but each one is similar in its honesty, passion, and overwhelming hope.
ISBN: 978-1-5107-0538-8. 166 pages. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., New York, NY.


THE PURPOSE IS PROFIT-The Truth About Starting and Building Your Own Business...by Ed "Skip" McLaughlin, Wyn Lydecker and Paul McLaughlin. Offers ambitious readers direct insight into the startup process, and how it really works by eliminating the mystery of becoming an entrepreneur. The authors, proven entrepreneurs,  distill step-by-step process to start, fund and grow the right business for readers. Includes "The StartUp Roadmap and The StartUp Funding Guide. Uses four sections; Prelaunch; Launch and Early Stage; Growth Stage; and Exit, to tell their story.
ISBN: 9781-62634-290-3 (print) , 301 pages, Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press (Austin, TX)

~~~ BEAT OSTEOPORIS WITH EXERCISE...by Dr. Karl Knopf.  This book provides the secrets to staying active as you age. It's a low-impact program for building strength, increasing basic density and improving posture. There are 100 step-by-step exercises with 300 photos, divided into detailed fitness plans, age appropriate. The author has worked with trainers dealing with older adults to help keep them physically fit because he feels that no matter what the person's age, the procedures for maintaining bone strength and density are about the same; the only difference is the intensity of strength training.
ISBN 1398612435558, $15.95, 144 (17-1/2 X 9-1/4" ) pages, Ulysess Press, Publishing. Distributed by Publishers Group West.


~~~ LIFE THROUGH LASAGNA EYES...by Samantha A. Kendall (Sam...The Lasagna Lady). The author uses the "recipes of life" as a journey of how she overcame adversities and tragedy in her personal life. She uses eight chapters (layers) to transmit a message; and also uses life's recipes as a set of instruction for preparing guidelines and a list of steps to help along the way. Her personal inscription to this reviewer, "Many Layers of Sauces for You," tells a short story of what she writes about...A special adoration to God)
ISBN 9780692599037, 05 pages, Piaott Publishing 

~~~ BODYWHEALTH (Journey to Abundance)...by Dr. Roddy Carter, MD. Explains the science of WHealth and outlines the road to attain it. Author draws on experience preparing athletes for peak performance at the Olympic Games. He gives readers seven powerful keys to unlock the best possible you based in evolutionary principles and scientific evidence. Broken down into four major sections.
ISBN 978-0-9969889-0-2, 251 pages. Aquila Life Science Press Edition.


~~~ JOEY VISITS GRANDPA...by Patricia Nichvolodoff (Illustrated by Shannen Marie Paradero). New children's book tells a humorous and heart-warming story about the special relationship between Joey and his grandfather. It's a story to be read by a grandchild with his/her grandparents. 
ISBN 978-1-4907-5910-4, 25 pages, A picture book, Trafford Publishing


~~~6 WEEK MONEY CHALLENGE OR YOUR PERSONAL FINANCES...by Steve Repak, CFP. Provides clear steps that help people understand their finances in accordance with their personal goals and beliefs. Author reveals what the Bible has to say about spending, saving, and giving as his simple, step-by-step program is founded on biblical principles, paired with a CFP's understanding of modern wealth-management strategies...ISBN 978-1-4245-5115-6, 159 pages, $14.99 (Hardcover),, Broadstreet Publishing Group, LLC.


~~~ PURPOSE PIE (Really Living in the Sweet Spot of Life),,,by Steve Douglas. Author discussed how to go from ego-lead fear to spirit-led faith in this new book that inspires individuals to find their true purpose in life. Individuals are given advice on how to discover their identity through personal stories from the author's past youth and adulthood, and he hopes that he can encompasses an inner peace for all his readers. Features 13 chapters written for all ages in hope that any person can grow into who they are meant to be.--ISBN 978-1-5127-094-8, 149 pages, $13.95. Available in softcover, hardcover and e-book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Westbow Press.


~~~ GOD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: AS TOLD TO A PHILOSOPHER...by Dr. Jerry L. Martin. Author asks "God is Calling-Are You Ready to Answer?" He reveals God's presence in every culture, every religion, every world and a way to religious peace through a series of stunning revelations. Readers discover: God is present in all or our lives, communicating through multiple cultures and religions; how different religions can learn to get along; how he began a relationship with God with a love story why sin does not need to be forgiven; the reality of reincarnations, and the existence of an afterlife in heaven; and how anyone can become closer to God. Loved the relationship between his unseen God and himself through  a conversational technique.--ISBN 978-0-9967253-0-9, 362 pages, $TBA, Caladiumm Publishing Co., LLC. Available online as an E-
Book and as a hardbook. 


~~~ BECOMING A SAGE (Discovering Life's Lessons One Story at a Time)...by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse...The author has helped countless people heal from their painful pasts and forge a better tomorrow for themselves, as well as her own life's journey. In nine chapters and 126 stories will help you become a "sage" that's courageous and confident; someone who has reached a time of inner wisdom and peace and yet wants more. It will help you realize your radiant vitality and worth in the world
ISBN-3:978-0-7573-1404-4, 294 pages, $15.94, heibooks.com.
 
~~~ THE ULTIMATE RETIREMENT GUIDE...by Dave D'Antoni.  Subtitled: How to Make the Most of the Next Third of Your Life, who states "I have always believed it was easier to learn from the mistakes of others. I only wish I could have been better at actually doing it." Uses 43 Chapters divided into four sections covering retirement is worth working hard for and when achieved, is too valuable to waste even a little of. The first two sections are very valuable, and the last two are options of what you like to do best in certain sports. Uses clean large modern type to make it easy to read.
ISBN 978-1491045626, 321 pages.

~~~HOSPICE: THE LAST RESPONDER, by Ellen Jane Windham.  This Hospice nurse and author offers patients and families a comprehensive guide to all things about hospice care. The author captures the true essence of hospice care and explains everything readers need and want to know about the process, putting loved ones at ease. The book, the author says, will help you turn the fear and pain of losing someone you love in a memorable and even joyous event for family and friends to cherish and pass to each generation that follows--ISBN: 978-1-5127-1858-4, $17.95, 187 pages. Available at Amazon and other book stores.

~~~ DAILY STRENGTHENING: 6 Keys to Balance Core Muscles for Optimal Health...by Alice Ann Dailey (with illustrations by Megan Dailey). Book is based on the author's educational teaching and practical experience. Provides three difference parts: Health Awareness, The Way It Works; Lesson Plans, and features 39 illustrations. It's a book for those who want to help themselves maintain a good and healthy life, and to empower people with knowledge and understanding of the body's systems and alignment. And that the author does. She also has illustrations for the lesson plans that make it all simple to do.
-- ISBN13: 978-1-61254-864-7, $22.95, 212 pages, Brown Books Publishing Group. 


~~~ THE CHAIR ROCKS--A Manifesto Against Ageism...by Ashton Applewhite.  Summed up, this book is about being proud of your age. The author's chapters (listed below), tell it like it is: The Problem with Ageism; Our Ages Ourselves-Identity; Forget Memory-the Older Brain; Health, Not Youth-the Older Body; No Expiration Date-Sex and Intimacy; Not Done Yet-the Workplace; Long Life is a Team Sport-the Independence Trap; The Bull Looks Different-the End of Life; Occupy Age! Beyond Ageism. It really is a call for our whole society--ISBN 978-0-9969347-D-1 51995. $19.95, 278 pages, Networked Books
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~~~THE CAREGIVING TRAP-Solutions for Life's Unexpected Changes. by Pamela D. Wilson. Offers guidance for one of the most significant and misunderstood topics of our day: Caregiving. It combines her authentic life and professional experience supporting thousands of overwhelmed and frustrated older adults and family caregivers by this popular radio producer and host. Features 12 chapters of "Tale of The Caring Generation" or an "Insight"  at the end of each chapter--ISBN 978-1-63047-535-2, 52195 $21.95, Morgan James Publishing. 


~~~ LISTENING FOR WHAT MATTERS (Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care) ...by Saul J. Weiner and Alan Schwartz.  Covers ten years of empirical research based on hundreds of recorded doctor visits by patients and undercover actors alike, which revealed a widespread disregard of patients' individual circumstances and needs resulting in inappropriate care. These medical errors have been largely undocumented and unaddressed by the American health care system. The aim of this book is to open a dialog between patients, physicians, policy makers, and medical educators, about a serious quality problem--ISBN 978-0-19-022899-6, 213 pages, Oxford Univ Press.


~~~ THE RETIREMENT BOOM...by Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, Jaye Smith. An all-inclusive guide to money, life, and health in your next chapter. The authors include tips, tricks and techniques to help you, including: Understand what's changing in the workplace and workforce today; Make your money last; Renegotiate life at home; Improve and keep your health; Build and leave a legacy; Simplify your life...and much more--ISBN 978-1-63265-016-0 253 pages, $16.99, Career Press.

~~~ IT'S NEVER TOO LATE (Getting Older, Wiser, and Worry-Free in Our Golden Years)...by Scott Page. Author gives easy (and even fun) ways to develop a workable plan for living out our lives with greater peace of mind and security regardless of our current age and station in life. Leave us wondering why we didn't do something about it sooner. Shows us how an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in helping us live better in our older years.--ISBN 978-1-63047-623-, 147 pages, $14.95.
 
~~~ CASHING OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS (Your Last Great Deal)...by Kathleen Richardson-Mauro and Jane M. Johnson. You own a successful company, but have you planned for your future and the future of your business?  These two authors are experienced financial and planning experts who will guide you to determine your goals, calculate how much money you need for retirement, maximize the value of your business, understand your options, minimize taxes and fees, and execute the plan.--ISBN 978-1-937454-85-2, 74 pages, $17.95.


~~~ LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE: DIETARY CHANGES PROVEN TO PREVENT AND REVERSE DISEASES...by Don Colbert, MD. Groundbreaking book that reveals how food can help reverse chronic diseases. Learn how through insight and actionable tools that will help readers learn how a well-known diet can beat common illnesses such as: Dementia and Alzheimer's, ADHD and Autism, Mental Illness, Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Fight Cancer--Worthy Publishing, ISBN 978-1-6179-5588-4, 272 pages, $21.99

~~~ A NEW MOURNING: Discovering the Gifts in Grief...by Georgena Eggleston. Some of the author's book endorsers point out that grief is powerful and universal, it lives in the body, and if you're in the grip of grief, read this book. Georgena writes that grief does not have to be constant and that although that's how you feel in this moment, she relates four unique, simple tools in her book to move beyond your grief: practical self-care strategies, listening touch, discovery and curiosity, and object permanence. These new strategies may help you during your period of grief--
Balboa Press & at most booksellers.
​ISBN 978-1-5043-3028-2

~~~ ORGANIZING YOUR FAMILY LEGACY...by Edward C. Meyers & Sharon K. Nick.  A practical action plan for those you leave behind.  Perhaps the best book I have ever seen on this subject. There are 257 pages broken down by these chapters: Personal Information; Financial Information; Insurance; Health & Medical Care; Government Benefits; Estate Planning; In the End; It's Your Funeral; Organizing the Family Information  and Documents; Safe Deposit Box; Your Legacy Organizer; Estate Review Checklist; Personal Matters; To the Next Generation; Your Pets; Remember Me; Identity Theft, and a very long 31-page Reference Guide at the end. This spiral-bound book should be used by every senior family head to help in transferring assets and information after passing away. --
ISBN 978-0-9911491-0-0 52495. Available with a special senior-news-watch.com discount of 20% off the list price of $24.95. Enter OYFL20 at check out; use  www.organizingyourfamilylegacy.com to order or contact apepress.com for more info--BB

NOTE: Also available in "Your Legacy Organizer" to ensure that your documents are stored safely. It has a secure buckle to keep everything inside and comes with a convenient "grab and go" handle. It accommodates 21 file pockets to secure all your documents. 


~~~ BILLS , QUILLS AND STILLS: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights...by Robert McWhirter. Author, an expert criminal and immigration attorney, writes on "What American Citizens Must Know About Their Rights". It is never too late to learn how this part of the Constitution was created by the framers of this remarkable document. It is a most outstanding analysis and is really divided into two parts (the story and how the author backed it up).  This reader was thoroughly engaged in both parts of the presentation; however, it will take a lot of patience to go through the second part which appears on each page under the story. This is material that they never taught when seniors went to school eons ago, and it's the juicy stuff missed in history classes--
website: billsofrightshistory.com 


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POSITIVE THINKING WILL NEVER CHANGE YOUR LIFE...BUT THIS BOOK WILL!...by David Essel. Author covers the myth of Positive Thinking...the Reality of Success. . He combines 30 years of work in the field of personal growth along with stories from some of the top authors and success experts. He reveals that the real secret to success requires much more than positive thinking, affirmations or vision boards, and that no one ever made a million dollars, got the perfect body or found their soulmate through positive thinking alone. There is a place beyond wishful thinking and fantastical affirmations. 
ISBN 9781523395859m 215 pages, $9.95


SIMPLE AWAKENING - Thee Power of Inner Science...by Michael Linenberger. Author explains how the silence and the resulting bliss and spontaneous improvements in life are the early and very practical stages of awakening--spiritual awakening. He found the establishment of deep supporting inner silence in his daily awareness is incredibly transformational without being "out there."
As such, work became easy, life became easy, and all striving ceased; all fears and doubts disappeared, unconditional happiness--bliss-moved in. It took three years for the transformation to take place.
ISBN  978-0-9833647-4-0, 1192 pages, $14.95, New Academy Publishers, Santa Fe NM. 

NEAR  DEATH IN THE ICU (Stories from Patients Near Death and Why We Should Listen to them)...by Dr. Laurin Bellg.  "A seasoned doctor takes on the head-scratching phenomenon of near-death experiences. She argues persuasively that patients should be accorded dignity when their stories about these bizarre but often transformative experiences are acknowledged rather than dismissed ."(Kirkus Review). Amazon.com rating 4.7 out of 5 starts. "No one has addressed so well the need to offer a helpful response to those reporting a near-death experience." (Janice Holden, EdD, Editor of Journal of Near-Death Studies.)

ISBN 978-0-996510-0-1, 209 pages, $15.95, Sloan-Press. Appleton, WI


LETTERS FROM MADELYN (Chronicles of a Caregiver)...by Elaine K. Sanchez.  An interesting new way to tell a story...via letters from the caregiver (Madelyn, the wife) of her patient (Quentin, husband) and what was happening during his 6-1/2 years after he suffered a debilitating stroke plus having prostate cancer, to her daughter. Madelyn's letter-story is not a "how-to" or "feel-good" book about caregiving, but a gritty, raw story about the day-to-day life of a 70-year-old woman and what she went through caring for her husband. Madelyn joins the approximately 43.5 million adults providing unpaid care to an adult or child. It was published to help people find hope, humor and heart of a caregiver, writes Elaine.
ISBN 978-1-60808-166-0, 309 pages, $17.95, writelife publishing.

POWER OVER PAIN (The Method for Whole-Body Healing)...by Dr. Michelle DiBiase. This graduate of Georgia State University and the Life College of Chiropractic, develops a simple approach to identifying and resolving pain when she noticed most of her patients had pain  charged by emotions, not physical ailments. She uses seven chapters to explain her method as an instructional resource for resolving chronic pain in five simple steps so that they don't come back.
ISBN 978-1-5043-4437-1, 95 pages, #11.99. Balboa Press.

WINTER SUN: A Memoir of Love and Hospice...by Phil Rice. The author basically relates his personal journey of he and his fiancee and companion (Janice) passage through their fight with her brain tumor via hospitals and finally hospice plus their love for each other. The story is both heartbreaking and uplifting. Topics explored and covered include: Why Hospice is about life and love; Confronting religious beliefs around loss; acceptance as a means of preventing needless pain and suffering; why stay  present and involved is important, even when a loved one is unconscious; and how the actual miracle in dying is love.
ISBN 978-0-9971695-1-5, 164 pages, $14.95, Canopic Publishing.


SIMPLE AWAKENING:The Power of Inner Silence...by Michael Linenberger.  This a surprising story of a businessman's unexpected leap into "Simple Awakening". He discovers a deep and profound inner silence entering his life, which grows stronger and stronger. From that silence, a fundamental set of life transformations emerged. Work became easy, life became easy, and all striving ceased, all fears and doubts disappeared, unconditional happiness--bliss-moved in.
ISBN 978-0-9833647-4-0, 192 pages, $14.95, New Academy Publishers, Sante Fe, New Mexico.  
      
THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRONIC PAIN TREATMENTS...by Cindy Perlin, LCSW.  The best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free. This book is dedicated to those who suffer needlessly from chronic pain. The author found in a recent survey that 104 US medical schools for which curriculum data were available, 20% offered no pain education at all, while only four schools offered  a required course on pain. She uses 16 chapters to describes chronic pain as defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain..."as pain that persists beyond normal tissue healing time, which is assumed to be three months."  She presents the best information she could find on the promise and perils of available treatments for chronic pain.
ISBN 978-0-9966862-0-4, 296 pages, $17.95 Morning Light Books, LLC, Delmar, NY.

THE FINAL HURDLE-A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement...by Dennis Hursh, ESQ. Covers these subjects: Compensation and Benefits; Restrictive Covenants; Call Coverage; Defining What Is Expected of You; The Term of the Agreement; Other Issues In Agreements To Watch Out For; Malpractice Insurance; and Private Practice Issues. An engaging book in which a physician's attorney since 1992 pulls back the curtain and tells physicians what they need to know before they sign an employment agreement. Includes 10 key questions-
A checklist for a physician's employment agreement.
ISBN 978-1-59932-313-8, 122 pages, Advantage Publishers.


THE LONGEST MILE: A Doctor, a Food Fight, and the Footrace that Rallied a Community Against Cancer...by Christine Meyer, MD. Named after the final mile in the legendary Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, the author takes us from her darkest hours to spread a message of hope throughout the world. Here are the insights she offers: When you're feeling hopeless is when the magic can happen; You've heard that scary word: Cancer; Create a movement; Social media harnessed for good; It's not about the stuff. Her story  will make you laugh, cry, and inspire many to join the fight against cancer and to make a difference throughout the world.
ISBN: 9781-63152-043-31, 218 pages, $16.95, She Writes Press.


~~~ STORIES FOR GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER CHILDREN...by Jennifer Bell. It's a collection of atmospheric stories, set on Dartmoor, for grandparents and children to enjoy together: "Left Behind"- A village, two boys and a house martin too young to join the Autumn migration. "The Little Christmas Tree"- A small tree struggles to grow in a rocky crevice and longs to be chosen as a Christmas tree. "Twonk"-Oliver is astonished one day when his terrapin, Twonk talks to him.
ISBN 978-0-9934032-5-5, 87 pages. 
Available on Amazon, as well as other book, "Pot Luck".


~~~ MAIN STREET ENTREPRENEUR: 9 KEYS TO SUCCESS STRATEGY GUIDE...by Mike Glauser... Helps build your dream company doing what you love where you live. Entrepreneurs share their lessons learned from coast-to-coast interviews with over 100 small business owners. Here are four of the nine key strategies to success they gathered from their amazing trip: Start With a Purpose; Build on what you know; Launxch opportunities not ideas; and Develop your supporting cast.
ISBN-13: 978-1-59918-590-3 (Hard cover); 216 pages; Entrepreneur Publishers.


~~~ GET BACK UP...by George A Santino with M.J. Beaufrand.  Relates his employment history from the streets to Microsoft Suites.  I couldn't put this book down as Santino offers an inspiring, honest and often humorous rags-to-riches story. The author states: "My book is intended for anyone facing a challenge in life who is having difficulty coming back from that challenge." He has been a fast food restaurant manager, life insurance salesman, realtor, sports bar owner, liquor salesman, shoe repair owner, real estate investor, software tester, software engineering manager and Microsoft partner, with a lot of ups and downs.
ISBN-13: 978-1-62634-276-7, 332 pages, Greenleaf Book Group Press.


~~~ THIS WAY UP...by Patti Clarke. Seven tools for unleashing your creative self and transforming your life. A story of healing for women who yearn to lead a fuller life, accompanied by a workbook designed to help readers work through personal challenges, discover new inspiration, and harness their creative power. Includes 12 weeks' worth of daily journaling exercises, thought-provoking questions and reader support. She offers seven tools: Visualization; Heart-Centered Goal Setting; Be Happy Now; Meditation on Love and Compassion; Frames of Forgiveness; Gratitude; and Uploading and Downloading from the Source-taking action on Inspiration.
ISBN:  978-1-63152-028-01, 316 pages, $16.95. She Writes Press.


~~~ IN THE DISTANCE--WHY WE STRUGGLE THROUGH THE DEMANDS OF RUNNING, AND HOW IT LEADS US TO PEACE...by Dave Griffin. Author discusses the unknown and sometimes shocking benefits of running for people of all ages, from high school teens to retirees. Running, he reports, provides health and physical benefits, but what we may not know is the intrinsic benefits you receive in the your personal and professional life by having a running "routine", even when you are older. Your running journey will pass through the same stages over the course of our lives - innocence, fear, struggle, clarity and peace.
ISBN 9780692570975, 183 pages, Available though Amazon.
 
~~~ HIGHER-AWAKEN TO A MORE FULFILLING LIFE...by Charles G. Hanna. The author discusses finding a higher perspective, a higher power and a higher purpose with a candid, practical and inspiring guide to creating a richer and more meaningful life. It's an easy-to-read, yet impactfull blend of spirituality, common sense and science to show how we can achieve and sustain a state of joy and growth higher in eight sections Author draws on both his life experience and his understanding of human nature, neuroscience, and life management.
ISBN 13 9781927958711m 205 pages, $15.95, Distributed by Publishers Group West.


~~~ THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR GRANDADS...BY J.C. Jeremy Hobson. There are many things you can do with your grandchildren that will surprise you, as we learn what we can do besides work with computers and the modern stuff available today. Here are the 15 chapter categories covered: Birds, Beasts and Bugs; Bish, Bash, Bosh-Build Something; Competition Challenge; Curiouser and Curiouser; Earth, Wind and Fire; Explore the Big Outdoors; Fishing for Fun; High Flyers-Take to the Air; Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble-Cook Something; Like a Duck to Water; Take Cover-It's Dangerous Indoors; Unwilling to School; Whittle While You Work; Create a Scrapbook; More Resources
ISBN 9781910226414, Oversized 182 pages, $18.50  Centralbooks.com.


~~~  3D PRINTING WILL ROCK THE WORLD...by John Hornick. Although they have been around for 30 years it is said to be on the verge of another earth-shattering revolution that the author says will restructure the way the world operates on an economic and personal level. While still in its infancy,  readers will discover how it will revolutionize product design, its benefits, why more companies will use it, examples of its use, and the good and dark side and its interplay with the law, including crime and national security.
ISBN 9781516946792, 364 pages, 10 Chapters, $24.95. Available from Amazon. 


~~~ BEVERLY HILLS CONCENTRATION CAMP...by Randi Maggid. A healing journey and memoir. A story to encourage people to realize that can heal themselves on levels deeper that ever though  possibly tapping into that inner voice inside us all, through creativity and faith, we have the capability of activating the power to change our situation, says its author. It is a witty memoir and relates one women's experiences of healing her mind, body and soul.
ISBN 078-0-9969693-0-7, 341 pages, Published by Flying Squirrel Publishing. 


~~~ DOCTOR, SAY WHAT?...by Larry Altshuler, M.D.  Guides American health care consumers though the dysfunctions of the system to help them obtain the best possible care from medical professionals, and empowers them to understand and navigate the health care delivery system in order to advocate for themselves or loved ones. It breaks down what works-and what doesn't-to protect people from wasting their precious resources and suffering needlessly. Covers over 90 ailments.
ISBN 978-1519269997, 655 pages. Available on Amazon.

~~~ THE NECK & BACK PAIN SOLUTION...by Dr. Jonathan Donath, DC, MS.  Everything you need to know about non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. Includes anatomy lesson; typical medical model for back pain; spinal decompression; therapies to spinal decompression; core strengthening exercises and stretches. Includes patient testimonials.
ISPN-13 978-0-9861281-5-8, $19.95, 164 pages,  

~~~ AGING WISELY, Facing Emotional Challenges from 50 to 85+ Years of Age...by Viola Meeke, PhD, ABPP. Serves as a guide for navigating the emotionally challenging situations that come with growing older, and examines the myriad life changes that lead many older adults to feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. "Aging offers a unique opportunity to know ourselves better. A different perspective on life comes as we become better acquainted with our inner self," Mecke says.

Great read...One of the best books I've read on Aging--BB

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris.
ISBN 978-1-4931-142S-2


~~~ THE CON GAME A Failure of Trust...by T.S. Laham. Elder mistreatment--ranging from physical abuse and neglect to financial fraud--is a silent epidemic in the U.S. The author exposes it and shows you how to protect yourself, your property, and your loved ones. Here are  things she discusses: the trouble with conservatorships
and guardianships for elders who can no longer manage their own affairs; Act now to protect yourself later; What to do if an elderly loved one becomes a victim; Scam detection 101: How to recognize some of the most common scams against the elderly.
ISBN 978-1-4834-1723-3
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rev, date: 10/29/14.
 
~~~ BRAHA: TALE OF INNOCENCE AND INTRIGUE...by Julie Mangano. Mouthwatering fruit of the Family Tree leads to an unforgettable tale of intrigue and passion.  A German peasant isolated in feudal Russia makes a risky connection with an army officer that leads to life on the run, pursued by the secret police. A century later, her great-great-granddaughter, Linden, discovers an old journal that hurtles her into danger, when layers of clues and secrets surface to expose the connection. It's a book that you won't put down until the end. Available from Amazon.com 1494943379.

~~~ CON GAMES NOW BEING PLAYED ON AMERICA'S ELDERLY...by T.S. Laham
Ranges from physical abuse and neglect to financial fraud which has become a silent U.S. epidemic. One to two million of those 65+ who have been mistreated by someone they trust, experts say, and only one in 25 cases are reported to authorities. Discussed are "The Trouble wih conservatorships 
and guardianships for those
who can not conduct their own affairs. Act now to protect yourself later; what to do if an elderly, loved one becomes a victim; scam detection 101; how to recognize some of the most common scams against the elderly--
A paperback book written last year, 267 pages , $24.95, ISBN978-1-4834-1723-3A

~~~ MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES FOR SENIOR LIVING...by Kenneth D. Barrinager, PhD​. Retired clinical psychologist encourages seniors to look at choices that affect retirement. Provides readers guidance for making the average 20 years in retirement fulfilling.  
ISBN: 978-1499076622 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris
     
~~~ OH MY GOD, I'M GETTING OLDER AND SO IS MY MOM...by Scott Greenberg (Senior Advocate & Radio Show Host)
Addresses topics as diverse as dealing with sibling rivalry, sex after sixty, funeral options, the value of volunteerism, along with other situations you never thought you would need to deal with as a senior...with some practical advice.
ISBN 978-1-884886-64-5

~~~ AGING, HEALTH CARE, AND YOU!...by Martin S. Finkelstein, MD (A practicing geriatric physician in a busy medical center environment). This one-of-a-kind book deals with aspects of health care that have been identified as being of concern to today's seniors and their families. It was inspired by what actually bothered and confused older patients regarding their health, their diseases, and their problems dealing with our health care system.
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~~~ Florida Conference on Aging...Save $15 for exhibitors who register and pay before 12.31.16 and you get to choose any booth in the Exhibit Hall. Event held August 28-30, 2017 at Caribe Royale in Orlando--contact FCOA at 850-222-8877, or moreinfo@foca.org, 11.4.16.

~~~ Shared. We'll Meet Again PBS...Use this program if you are looking for people to be united with, especially someone from your past. "We'll Meet Again" will follow individuals on their journey to be reunited with long lost relatives, loved ones, friends, acquaintenances...meetagain@blinkfilmsuk.com, 10.11.16.


~~~ Florida Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Juries Must Be Unanimous...Decision immediately puts state's death penalty law in limbo.  Also court opened the door to inmates already on death row (385) getting their sentences reduced--
Local10.com/news/florida, 10.14.16.


~~~ Florida Guardian Month...Proclamation by Governor Scott for the 4.9 million seniors and 2.4 million residents with disabilities--elderaffairs.fl.us.


~~~ Half of Seniors With Memory Problems Avoid Tests...
two thirds of 65+ seniors who screened positive to cognitive tests refused subsequent evaluation. Screening is designed to detect if a problem exists. Diagnostic assessment provides the best available tests--Alzheimersweekly.com + headline.


~~~ Annual Passes for Seniors at Busch Garden Properties ...Now Available for use starting January 1, 2017, + more--seniorworldparks.com


~~~ Older Americans / Key Indicators of Well-Being, 2016 Florida Report...Indicates Florida remains the Sate with most people 65+...Also includes these re;ports from these Federal Departments: Census, SMS, DH&OD, Vet Affairs, and eight others--Off the Internet, 10.4.16.

~~~ Florida's District Court of Appeals Decision...An appeal on behalf of a homeowner client that  bank failed to comply with a trial judge's order that the adequate sanction was a dismissal of the case. Bank disagree and appealed. Court ultimately agreed that the judge had acted correctly and the case would remain dismissed--The Ticketin Law Group, 9.29.16.

~~~ Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman, James Billie, Removed From Office..Effective immediately on vote of 4-0. Recall petition cited numerous issues with policies & providers. Came to office in May, 2011--Local 10 News, 0.28.16.

​​~~~ Broward County Posts Election Results Before Voting Ended...An action by the provider, VR Systems, was quickly withdrawn, although there will be an investigation by the Dept. of State--News Services of FL 8.29.16

~~~ Solar Amendment Passes...The amendment that helps to expand a renewable energy tax break that will spark the solar industry.--News Service of FL 8.29.30

~~~ FL Voter Turnout Last Week...Preliminary Data indicates 23.58% turnout, with large counties lagging rest of state. Broward at the bottom with 16.5% turnout--News Service of Florida., 8/31/16.

~~~ Court Backs State In Doctor Overpayment Dispute...3rd District of Appeals sides with the state Agency of Health Care Administration about whether a pediatrician is required to repay $1 million to the Medicaid program--News of Florida, 8.31.16.

~~~  Great Site for Floridians...Visit this site to see some excellent Florida editorial information--aarp.org/region/florida/

~~~ Florida Business Owners Push for U.S. Supreme Court on Credit Card Law...Some states allow price differences to be construed as surcharges for credit card users. Want court to settle dispute--News Service of Florida.

~~~ FL Dept of Affairs is Shielded from Lawsuit...Filed by former state ombudsman for long-term care residents, C?laire Caldwell, who was fired after she made critical comments about the operation of the program, an appeals court ruled--News Service of Florida/9.8.16

~~~ Palm Beach Physicians Groups Rank No. 2 in USA...They rank #2 in keeping patients happy while avoiding unnecessary costs. Doctors in groups called to accountable care organizations and are allowed to keep some of the money they save Medicare if they do so while achieving high scores for taking care of patients--medicare and more, Issue 296, published by dukerichard.com.

~~~ Elder-Update (Headlines from September-October, 2016 Editon)

* Living the Legacy (New program to document seniors'life experience)
* Flo Goldmann Award (Volen Center recognized for outstanding service to seniors)
* Aging Master Program a Big Hit With Seniors (Program acclimating seniors to modern computer technology finds success)
* Creating Multigenerational Cities (Designing cities with social connection in mind benefits people young and old)
* Medication & Memory ( Be aware of rare drug interactions)
* Ready, Steady Balance (Falls Prevention Awareness Day and what seniors can do to improve strength and balance)
* Keep Florida Working (Governor Scott announces growth in jobs, GOP,and record tourism)
​-- News from the Florida Dept of Elder Affairs.

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​​MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016


~~~ Replacing Paper Paychecks With Payroll Cards...Can take the cost and hassle out of your payroll process, and make it easier for your employees, too--manta.com/resources/Headline, 11.10.16.


~~~ How to Get Online Store Ready for the Holidays...Plan ahead; Show off your holiday spirit; Highlight your goods; Show your trustworthy ; Embrace your inner Santa; Promote your sales; Optimize and improve--wix.com/blog/2016/11+ Headline,21117194, 11.10.16.


~~~ Advisers Must Deepen Relationships...To retain market share in 7.8 trillion U.S. high-net-worth market--presspage@cerulliassociates.com,11.16.

~~~ Advance Training Goes Live at MoreNiche.com...This course will introduce you to promotional & techniques to help you optimize your affiliate campaigns---support@moreniche.com.


~~~ Dealing With Alzheimer's Difficult Behavior...Symptoms such as aggressiveness, wandering and paranoia can really put you over the edge, Also includes: sleeping & eating problems and difficulty with behavioral problems--
Article by J.B.Buckley, Caregiver.com, Issue 964, 11.10.16. 


~~~ Cannabis Drops Available Legally in 50 States...No prescription needed; 100% natural and organic; Does NOT show up in a drug test--medicalmarijuana.com, 11.8.16, youridealhealthlifestyle.online/cbd2/af.html.

~~~ Finding the Right Medicare Coverage...Here are ten Medicare questions to help you complete Original Medicare coverage and enroll in Part A & B with options to help--
aplaceformom/blogs/10.28/16 + Headline.


~~~ Are You Prepared for a Cyberattack?...HIMSS17 Cybersecurity Forum, to be held Sunday, February 19, 2017, 8am - 4:30pm ET, Presented by HIMISS and CHIME--
HIMSS Annual Conference, Orange County Convention Center, 112.11.16. Register by calling 1-855-326-8342.


~~~ The Truth About Buying Gold...Some popular stories when you are ready to retire early: Bitcoin, Lithium, Rigged Systems; Berkshire stock better?--wealthdaily, 11.12.16.
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T​​​HURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

~~~ NIH News in  Health Monthly...Healthy Foods and Fun; Cone Snails Venom Reveals Insulin Insights; Alzheimer's  Genes & Family History; Science Quizzes & Puzzles--health.nih.gov,11.7.16.


~~~  Fierce With Age November 2016 Heads About Spirituality & Aging...The Divine Human; Magic of the Ordinary; Another Chance; Welcoming Change--carole@fiercewithchange, 11.2.16.


~~~ Market for Financial Advice is Undergoing Change...Due to factors such as Dept.of Labor Conflict of Internet Rules, historically low yields market,and the emergency of digital advisers (or rebo-advisers)--press@cerulli.com,11.3.16.


~~~ Life After Caregiving...After the death of loved ones, your life changes again. Here's what happens: Find Your Way to Grieve; Regain your health; Build a new normal--
TodaysCaregiver,#963, 11,8.16 by Sandra O'Connell.


~~~ Do You Suffer from Sleep Cramping?..It's a symptom of a lack of magnesium which helps your muscles relax. Here's a holistic health expert, Stan Clark, who created EASE Magnesium Spray, a topical product--tharrinton@5w Public Relations,11.8.16.


~~~ 2016 Honor Family Caregiving Survey...21% believe caring for an aged loved one is a gift; 6% believe it's a burden; 60% believe they will play this important role in the future--
suekon@joinhonor.com.


~~~ Robo-Advisers...Not the functional one that the financial disruption that the traditional industry had been concerned about. Instead,they are a catalyst making traditional advice providers--cerulliassociates.com,11.9.16


~~~  Faster, Better, and Cheaper Patient Matching Approach...A video that explores how to link records despite out-of-date or inconsistent
data, find duplicate patient records from your existing matching tech has missed--(himssmedia),info@healthcareITnews.com, 11.8.16.data

~~~ WEBCAST: DOL Rule Compliance: Are You Ready?...Held Thurs. Dec.1,2016,2 pmET.  Covers bunsiness compliance before April 1,2017 and January 2018 cut off dates...lifehealthpro.com,11.8.16.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016


~~~ Should I Choose Memory Care of Assisted Living?...It's no an immediate concern if your loved one is still relatively independent
( Okay for Assisted Living). However, if they have a complex care need associated with memory impairment, memory care may be the choice--aplaceformom/blog/2013-3-4 (Republished 10.6.16) article by Sarah Stevenson.

~~~ Dog Bites in Detail (Strict Liability)...The dog owner is strictly liable for any damaged caused by the dog bite (Florida Statute 767.04)--TheTicktineMinute.com, 10.31.16.


~~~ Senior Resource Center Newsletter...November 2016 U.S. Report along with local reports available--seniorsresourceguide.com/directectories.


~~~ Social Security Top Blogs...Agency is always looking to improve on how they communicate. Here's a list of four popular logs to catch up what's happening. Posted on 11.3.16 by Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications--
socialsecurity.gov/over-top-ten-blogs/#more-1988.

~~~ Summary of Veteran Benefit Options...Related links include: Veteran Benefits; Veteran Benefits for Spouses; Veteran Assisted Living; Veteran Insurance, and VA Loans--
adnet.com/document + Head, Republished in 11.4.16.


~~~ Provision of Prop  64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act in California)...Allows changes in previous marijuana convictions. Law allows return to court to have conviction either expunged or reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor for California residents (May spread to other states)--rgb@convictionfree.com, or call 213-863-4796, 11.4.16.

~~~ NIH Record (Recent) ...Articles in this issue, Vol LXVlll No. 23: Prizes, challenges spur innovation, top global talent; Tai Chi' Benefits; Appeal of Vaccine Patch; Science in the 'Final Frontier'...11.4.16.


~~~ New Brief Released: Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, An Overlooked Lifeline for Older Adults..Brief offers a series of recommended-actions based on promising state practices--Available from slides on a video from, info@justiceinaging.com, 11.3.16.

~~~  Ending the Family Feud...Here are some solution heads to help: A parent doesn't want care; One child is more involved than others; Finances; Does Mom or Dad really need care?; End of life care and wills; Caregiver burnout; Try talking with one voice--
by Kurt Kazanowski, Caregivertoday newsletter, Issue 962, 11.3.16.


~~~ "National Cook for Pets Day" with AbsorbEase...Product is a perfect solution for disposing of old cooking grease and for doggie leftovers. Product is made of disposable, biodegradable material strips that soak up excess grease to reduce fat consumption in healthcare foods. Available at InventHelps for $14.95 and free shipping--
GiaDelliGatti, call 1-800-424-2089 xt. 4163, 10.31.16.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016


~~~ Coloring Books for Adults Offer Certain Stress Relief...Group 1, a pocket-size coloring book (Inkspirations) create while you wait--hei/books.com,11.2.16., or call kimweiss, 1-800-851-9100, Ext. 9212.

~~~ Federal Voting Laws Protecting Older Americans & People With Disabilities...U.S. Election Assistance Commission; U.S. Dept of Justice and Rights Divisions; National Ombudsman Resource Center; and Eldercare Locator Website--
Resource List (PDF) from Administration for Community Living, 11.2.16.

~~~ NCOA Says Hello to New Benefits Enrollment Centers...Grants to 13 became more. Expands the BEC network in broad geographic areas and special population expands into 31 states--ncoa.org/ncoa-news/centers-for-benefits, 11.2.16.

~~~ Influencer of the Year-Ashton Applewhite...Read an interview with her and learn why th authors crusade against ageism makes her one--nextavenue's Part D Late Enrollment & Penalty...May face a penalty if you don't sign up  when facing paying and become eligible.Generally within a three months period after ust getting Medicare Parts A & B. Will not pay ;enalty for'Extra' Help or have other help for low income--ncoa.org/resources/late date enrollment, 11.2.16.

~~~ New Credit Card Accounts Rise to Near Pre-Recession Levels...After five years of climbing, it nears records with 85 million in 2016's second quarter. Subprime accounts have bloomed the most--up 127% from 2012 valley--creditcards.com, 11.2.16

~~~  An Andy Warhol Original Painting, "The Gold Thinker" To Be Auctioned...Results done on eBay for charity, Nov. 7-17, 2016 will go to City of Hope. Picture found by Michael P. Wilson was discovered at a thrift store years ago. Painting is 30" X 40"--
ebaycom/rpp/goldthinker, or cityofhope.corg, 11.3.16.

~~~ INVESTORS: Election Day 2016...Weiss Senior Analyst, Larry Edelson, takes place Nov. 8 @ 3pm ET and answers many investor questions. Free-Register: onlinesite, post your question (anything you like)--moneymarkets.com/larry-edelson + head/1103201672331662GST&enm 10.27.16.

~~~ CMS Proposed New Rules for Certain Dialysis Facilities...Proposed rule addresses construction, protection, and operational features of dialysis to provie safety for Medicare beneficiaries  from fire and smoke--cmsnewsviae-mail
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016

~~~ Mothers-in-law Cause American Women's Infidelity...Three out of every 10 American divorces attributed to mothers-in-law; 85% surveyed women firmly agree that having an extramarital liaison has helped to cope with their meddling in-laws--press@vctoriamilan.com


~~~ How to Start the Conversation With Your Loved One...Covers communication, planning and family dynamics. Article by Chris Cremean, LSW--newsletter@caregiver.com, Issue 960, 10.27.16.


~~~ Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Does Not Benefit Some COPD Patients...Study addresses long-standing question for those with moderately low blood oxygen levels. For most part, this treatment did not improve or prolong life in study participants--
nih.gov + headline, 10.27.16.


~~~ Medicare Premium Might Take That Average Social Security COLA...
Based on allotment of $1,355 average. However, other S/S Medicare costs may rise to eliminate that raise. Best thing to do is to get after your congress-rep to change on how the COLA is calculated--
Medicare and more, Issue #302, Published by Dukerichard.com, 10.25.16.

~~~ Providers' Guide to Resource Management...A 14-page e-book for health care providers who have to manage complex operations comprising varied and distributed pieces (work item routing, resource management, facilities management)--
healthcareitnews.com + headline, 10.26.16. 


~~~ Strategies to Deal With the Stress of Home Care...Clearly define your property lines; Worry vs concern; Get help when you can; Depression vs sadness; Anger vs resentment; Monstrasizing--caregiver.com story by Patrick Philbrick, issue 959 10.28.16.

~~~ New State Voter Guides Unveiled...for 35.4 million with disabilities to vote in 2016 elections, nearly one-sixth of the total electorate. First time down-ballot candidates have been asked to complete a questionnaire about disability-related issues on such a wide scale--More info: contact: laurena@respectability.usa.org, or call
202-591-0703 10.29.16.


~~~ Scientists Propose Reuroscience Framework for Diagnosing Addiction...National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism is proposing using an assessment tool for this disorder. The framework will help recognize the great advances that continue to be made in addiction--niaaa.nih.gov., 10.27.16.


~~~ BenefitsCheckUp Now on PBS TV Stations Nationwide...New video being shown that covers benefits available for health care, food and housing. Helps to find out an individual or a loved one qualifiers--ncoa.org/resources/ + headline, 10.25.16.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016


​~~~ LifeHealthPro Weekender Headlines...Good reasons to move IRA funds to permanent life insurance; DOL Rule: Ex-NAFIA chief readies practice for the new regime; why Advisers are still relevant in a digital world; Place where cancer attacks U.S. women outside the breast; FAQs about adjustable life insurance--lifehealthpro.weekender.com, 10.22.16

~~~ How Can You Protect Assets from a Medi-Cal Medical Lien...
Gift your house to your children or another family member; Create an irrevocable living trust; Life estate; Check out living trusts in California; Do you have to opt out of the medical lien?; How does the Medicare lien effect assets that are jointly held?...
aplaceformom/blog/10.11.16 + head

~~~ CMS Compare is Updated with VA Hospital Performance  Data...
VA tables include data for quarterly, timely and effective care measures, VA satisfaction survey results, outcomes measure including mortality rates for selected conditions, behavioral measures and patient safety--centersformedicare&medicaid.com, 10.21.16.

~~~ Caregiver Dementia & Incontinence Treatment...Affects millions worldwide, with 4.5 million in U.S. Here are areas covered when the patient has: Urinary incompetence; Bowel incontinence; Seeking treatment; Treatment options--
Article by Sandra Ray, Caregiver.com, Issue 960, 10.20.16.

~~~ Retiring Overseas?...What you need to know about getting benefits. Social Security can help you navigate your benefits. You can receive more benefits in many countries than you thought--socialsecurity/gov/international, 10.20.16/or if you can receive benefits at all, socialsecurity.gov/foreign, or call 1-800-772-1213, 10.20.16.

~~~ Everything You Need for Open Enrollment (Parts C & D)...Now underway, here's what you need: Get an overview of Medicare Advantage (type of plans)  & more; Understand the rules & marketing, costs, compare plans rates & and more--
ncoa.org/news/ncoa-news-center-for-benefits,10.5/16.

~~~ Sixth Court of Appeals Upholds An Ohio Medical Policy...May affect other states. Delays the start date of Medicaid Assisted Living services until the date on which a service plan is approved--info@justiceinaging.org, 10.24.16.

~~~ Protecting Your Social Security Identity is Important to Agency...  Say that their online services are convenient, cost-effective and secure to use. If you are a victim of domestic violence, S/S may block access to the electronic record they keep on you--
blog.socialsecurity.gov/posted by Doug Walker on 10.24.16.

~~~ A Hands-Free Shoe Solution...An interview between Gary Barg (Editor-in-chief of Today's Caregiver) and Steve Kaufman (CEO/Founder, Hands Free Inc-makers of Quikiks Hand-Free Shoes) and why they are important for family caregivers, and the struggle to put on patient's shoes under all conditions--
newsletter@caregivertoday, 10.24.16
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FRIDAY & MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 & 24, 2016

~~~ What Trump Presidency Means to You & Medicare...Republicans in Congress want to Privatize Medicare, and want to do away with it; want to means-test it even further, and want to raise the age of eligibility--JustCare,theBuzzfor Boomers, website/reported by Medicare and more, Issue #301, published by DukeRichard.com, 10.18.16.

~~~ How to Prepare for Open Enrollment Period...Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2016. Anyone can change their prescription drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan for any reason--mymedicarematters.com, 10.5.16.

~~~ Medicare Sees Paying Doctors for Quality, Not Quantity...
Complex regulations of 2,400 pages of this bipartisan legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last year. See comments by Andy Smith, head of federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid--Medicare and more, issue 301, 0.18.16 published by Dukerichard.com

~~~ NIH Study Determines Key Differences Between Allergic and Non-allergic Dust Mite Proteins...Finding may lead to better therapies for individuals with dust mite allergies. Researchers have pondered what distinguishes an allergen from a non-allergen for years--
nih.gov/news-events/ + headline, 10.19.16.

~~~ New Social Security Publications Web Page...New ones are: Schedule of S/S Benefits Payments 2018; When to Start Receiving Benefit Payments; and many, many more--ssa.gov/pubs/ 10.18.16.

~~~ NCOA Quick Guide to Recertification...Many core benefits require recipients to actively recertify their eligibility. Learn about the frequency & process in this new guide (for consumers and agents)--ncoa.org/resources + headline, 10.19.16.

~~~ October Senior Sprint Newsletter...Immunotherapy Cancer treatments Show Promise; Helping your child buy a home; Looking for the perfect retirement community; How to Back Up your computer files; Look whose turning 65; Cruise through retirement--seniorsocietyofcertifiedadvisors.com, 10.18.16.

​~~~ An Increase on COLA for 2017...Will increase .3% (or $3 for every $1,000 you collect from S/S in 2016. Medicare charges for 2017 when announced will be one place!)-Will be seen on Medicare.gov--socialsecurity.gov + headline, 10.18.16.

~~~ NIH Research Report--Improving blood sugar estimates; DNA changes predict longevity; Blood-engineered blood vessel gifts grow in animals--nihresearchmaters.org 10.18.16.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016


~~~ Today's Caregiver Sept/Oct Issue Headlines...The Flu and You; When Stroke Happens; Is It Time to stop driving; Caregiver Friendly Awards; The Connie Siskowski Interview--
caregiver.com/2016/Sept_Oct. 16 htm?utm.

~~~ NIH Scientists Uncover Genetic Explanation for Frustrating Syndrome...Characterized by difficult-to-treat symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, skin flushing & itching, gastrointestinal complaints, chronic paid & bone and joint problems. Four to six percent of general public has this high typase levels--
nih.gov/news_events, 10.17.16.

~~~ "Original" English Thanksgiving Was In Virginia...And they're still at it. Local restaurants continue to serve America's first meals with a modern twist, paying homage to the original garden/water-to-table and free-range movement. Coming up to the 400th year anniversary--visitwilliamsburgcom, 10.17.16.

~~~ New Line of All-Natural Daily Vitamins...Brings body "bare" essentials in patented all-black cube-shaped bottles with bold graphic design of the human body that clearly shows consumers where that specific vitamin will benefit the body--
NUDtrition.com, or call 818-621-039, 10.17.16.

~~~ Congressmen Working on Strengthening Social Security Act...
Eliminate the payroll tax cap so that higher income people pay into S/S-based on their entire income, not just the first $118,000  year; makes benefits more robust especially for lower and middle-income Americans, and ensures that future S/S payments rise in accordance with the costs that disproportionately impact seniors, such as health--info@justiceinaging.com, 10.17.16.

~~~ NIH to Recognize 12 Champions of Environmental Health 
Research...Awards as part of the NIEHS 50th anniversary celebration to be held Nov. 1 at the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, NC--see list of awardees, nihgov/news + headline 10.7.16.

~~~ Recognizing LGBT Month...It's a month-long observance of the history of the gay rights movement and was first started in 1994--socialsecurity.gov, 10.17.16.

~~~ Health Market Resources Analyzes 2016 Medicare Home Health Data...Shows mixed results for first quarter--
rchesney@healthmr.com, or call 1-215-657-7373.

~~~ French Health System Program, BewellConnect App, Now Available in the U.S....Features 10 portable medical-grade connected devices including a no-contact thermometer, blood pressure & pulse monitor, an eletrocardiogram oximeter, blood sugar meter, scales, nutritional kitchen scale, wearable fitness gadgets, and smart interactive IP camera. All units connected and stored in easy-to-read color-coded graphics--
BewellConnectCorp, Oliver Hua; press release from Veronica Amenta, trentandcompany.com, or call 1-424-644-0678. 10.17.16.
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016


~~~ Top Elder Law Questions...How can I afford long-term care for the rest of my life?;l How can I protect my assets from Midi-Cal (in CA) from taking my estate from me when I die?; Can I get a living will so that there is no probate? Can I change my trust once i create one?; Am I giving up my control if I create a living trust?--aplaceformom.com/blog/9.23.16 + headline.

~~~ Caring Connections...Some resource stories of interest, including: How to make night time caregiving easier; Tips to help with bedtime struggles; Why you deserve a good nights sleep--info@homeinsteadinc.com, or call 866-765-0585, 10.14/16.

~~~ Causes of Premature Aging, Achy Joints & Mental Decline...How the western diet& plans contain far too many inflammation-promoting Omega-6 fatty acids and not enough anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fatty acids. Four strategies to help--support@biotrustnews.
 
~~~ How You Can Replace Your Social Security Card Online...Social Security's new online version, "Applications for a Replacement Social Security Card" is available in a growing number of States. Learn how--socialsecurity.gov/ + headline, article by Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications, 10.13.16. 


~~~ Learn How to Use the Nutrition Facts Labels...A tip sheet shows how to use the label to make healthy food choices--nhibi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/downloads/nutritionlabel.pdf.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016


~~~ We Need Your Insights on Telehealth & Telemedicine...The National Disability forum will focus on these topics. If you can help by answering a number of questions and presenting your insights on the topics, or attend a Social Security Forum on October 27, 2016, or posting a blog at IdeaScale online tool--Posted 10.11.16 by Jim Borland, Asst. Deputy Commissioner, Communications (socialsecurity.com).


~~~ CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit Meets...Held on October 19 at CMS headquarters in Baltimore, MD, and will bring stakeholders from all sectors of healthcare industry to engage in an in-depth discussion about ways to improve access to care in rural American--register,mitra,org/CMS_Rural_Health_Solutions_Summit/Index 

~~~ Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Aging Issues...What Clinton and Trump have to say and to get more info--ncoa.org + headline / public policy, 10.11.16.


~~~  Saving Lives is a Team Effort...Using CPR, two individuals saved a life using their knowledge they had received from the American Heart Association. Now this group is out fundraising to add to the CPR training. Donate $25 and you'll receive your own "Recipes for the Heart cookbook magazine--donate@heart.org, or call 1-800-242-8721.


~~~ Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan 2017 Changes...Initial deductible will increase $390 which also affects the Donut Hole which will also increase from 42% to 49%.--
Medicare and more, published by DukeRichard.com, Issue #300.


~~~ Investing: Forecasts for 2016-2017...Plus seven windfalls: Presidential elections affecting your nest egg; What about the UK leaving the European Union; Pay now for gas up early 2017; Asian time bomb to explode; What's in store for gold--
Register by Friday, Nov. 14; customerservice@Weiss.cxom.


~~~ Improved Quality of Medicare Heart & Drug Plans...Expected to reach 18.5 million in 2017. Program will continue to get better--Learnmore: cms.gov/Newsroom/MedicalReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets, 10.12.16.


~~~ Webinar: Revised Nursing Home Regulations...Held on Friday October 21-2 to 3:15 pm ET. New regulations are dramatically different from the present ones and will impact lives and care of nursing home residents for years to come--
info@justiceinaging, 10.12.16. Register in advance.


~~~ NIH News in Health, October Issue...Covers: Understanding health risks improve your chances for good health; Prostate predicaments when bladder problems are pressing; Depression symptoms & treatments; Volunteers needed for cancer study--
Headline, or call 301-402-7337 for more info, 10.11.16.


~~~ CMS.govPressTwitterAccount Launched...Dedicated to promoting news relating to CMS as it happens, offering the public the opportunity to receive information immediately on the social media platform--@cmsPress, or call 202-690-6145, 10.12.16.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016


~~~ What Shouldn't Be in Your Wallet...Social Security Card; Medicare Cards issued before August 2015; Blank checks; Password cheat sheet; Extra credit & debit cards (one will do); Passports & birth certificates; House key; Gift cards--Medicare and more; published by dukerichard.com, #299, or call 954-297-4501.


~~~ Ficercew/Age October Articles About Spirituality & Aging...Mist on the Wind; Coming & Going; Falling Away; The bright abyss; silence?; And after that?; The secret of enlightenment--Carol@Fiercewithage.com, 10.10.16.


~~~ Join the DealNews Community...Free: Men's clothing; Home & garden; Women's clothing; Electronics; Computers; Coupons--emailservices@deal-news.com, 10.8,16.


~~~ NIH Common Fund Announces 216 High-Risk, High Reward Research Awards...Funds 88 awards on high-impact ;biomedical research. The program continues to support high caliber investigators whose ideas stretch the boundaries of our scientific knowledge--nih.gov/news + headline. 10.4.16.

~~~ Kiplinger Releases Rankings of Most & Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees...Most: Alaska, Wyoming, Nevada, Mississippi; Least: Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, Montana, California, Nebraska, NJ, NY, Utah--Kiplinger.com + headline, 10.5.16.


~~~ Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness...Research in Great Britain have found mounting evidence linking loneliness to physical illness and to functional and cognitive decline, and as a predictor of early death, and eclipses obesity--
nytimes, 9.6.16 + headline.


~~~ How Exercise Helps You Age Better...The benefits of physical activity for seniors extends beyond just helping them to avoid injury and disability; physical activity may also include faster & stronger recovery after injury--
time.com/4508337 + head, 9.26.16.


~~~ New Entrepreneurs: The Evolving Rate of Internal Wholesaling...New research finds that internal wholesalers are becoming more investment-focused and entrepreneurial, creating new career opportunities. Asset management distribution teams should focus on how to best gauge of the performance of the evolving role--press@Cerulliassociates, 10.5.16.


~~~ Targeting Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors May Be Important Across a Lifetime...NIH study suggest efforts to prevent risk factors should extend to those 65+. Study reveals that no age group is immune to risk factors related to the disease--
nih.com/mindyourrisk, 10.3.16.
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016


~~~  Common Medicare Mistakes...Not option for "Extra Help"; Signing up at the wrong time; "Guessing" at what is the right plan; Ignoring
Part D because you don't take any prescription drugs; Choosing Medicare plans solely based on premium amounts--
MondayMorning, 7/30.5, article by Abby Higgs. (Reposted October, 2016).

~~~  Stop Paying Thousands of Dollars to Cover What Medicare Doesn't...Report covers the subject in "Weiss Ratings Medigap Report,"
--by Johnathan Public, Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D), 877-934-7778.


~~~ Redefine Retirement: New Services To Cover Mature Americans With Skilled-Based Opportunities...Tangia, industry's first platform to connect 65+ with individuals and small businesses in need of skill-based services, is launched. It's for people approaching the traditional retirement age and are at the peak of their professional careers, not on their way out--tengia.com, 10.6.16.

~~~ Running out of Money is Top Retirement Concern...So says AICPA survey of Financial Planners & Trends Report. Concerns shift from financial to health as retirees age. Other concerns were maintaining lifestyles and diminished capacity and demand issues.--See full article (businesswire.com/0161006005020/en, or contact James Schiavone, 212-596-6119, or jschiavona@aicpa.org, 10.6.16.


~~~ Returning Home After a Disaster: Be Healthy & Safe...If you smell gas, don't enter; Wear waterproof boots & gloves; Wash your hands often with soap and water, and more--
caregiver.com, Issue 956, 10.6.16.


~~~ What is Assisted Living Really Like?...Have an idea what assisted living offers on a daily basis, including activities, amenities and care--aplaceformom.com + headline; article by Dana Larson, 7/28/16 (reposted 10.816).


~~~ Art Therapy to Reduce Stress: Coloring for Adults With Inkspirations...A beautiful and inspiring line of coloring books and cards for various themes (gardens, holidays, etc.).. Free copies available-- Kim.weiss@hcibooks, or call 1-800-851-9100, Ext 212.


~~~ Avoid Medicare Rip-Offs...There is a huge gap between what your doctor or hospital charges you and what Medicare covers; at least half the insurance companies in America are overcharging you for Medigap policies, and many are grossly overcharging, says Weiss Ratings. Get free report: "The Great Healthcare Ripoff of 2016." for $49--weissmedigap.compurchase.

~~~ Drive With & For Uber and Pick Up Rewards (Riders, too)...As a Driver-Partner or rider plus additional product savings--
ShopYourWay, 1-800-991-8708 (Sears HoldingCorp.)
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

& FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016


~~~ CMS Commitment to Person-Centered Care for Long-Term Care Facility Residents...Finalizes new rules to protect and empower residents of long-term care facilities which are a major step forward to improve the care and safety of the nearly 1.5 million residents in more than 15,000 long-term facilities by protecting resident's rights--cms.gov/newsroompress release, 9.28.16.

~~~  Starting and Running a Caregiver Support Group...Covers: What is a support group and how do you start one; Who runs it; Coordinated responsibilities; Meet where; and lots more info to help--
caregiver.com (Issue #854) article y Suzette Levy, 9.29.16.

~~~ InventHelp Adds New Products...""Clearkey" reduces nail clicking on keyboards and also prevents bacteria, mold and fungus accumulating on the keys. $19.95 desktop, $24.99 laptop. Also "Card Charmer" helps getting all of your cords tangling together--
More info: contact emoorhead@inventhelp.com.

~~~ Snapshots  of Life: A Flare for the Dramatic...Some photos that were produced in science that resemble art--To see them,, click on DeseretNews, 10.11.15 article "Science or Art?" by D.. Chen, authored by NIH Directors Blog of 9.29.16 by Dr. Francis Collins.

~~~  Best Cities to Live the Good Life on $40,000 per year...With dollar-stretching cities as selected by the AARP The Magazine: Sheboygan, WI; Fort Walton Beach, FL; Cleveland, OH; Eugene, OR, and Abelene TX. Dollar-stretching cities: Bistol, VA-TN; Canon City, CO; Cheyene, WY; Rochester, NY, and Sioux Falls, SD--
rogers&cowan, mlawrence@rogersandcowan.com, , 10.3.16,

~~~ Senior Savvy October Headlines...Are There Alternatives to Satins; In-Patient or Not?; Buying Annuities; Ways to Turn your 401Ks Savings Into Retirement Income; Big Mistake of the Newly Retired; Social Security Mistake to Avoid; Romance & Defrauds; Ageism in America, and lots more--myemail.consantcontact.com/Senior-Newswwire.

~~~ Kiplinger's October Retirement Report Headlines...Communities seek to be age friendly; Annuities that pay off for the sick; As rules change for investors, look at cash alternatives; Crown-funding sites to pay for personal bills, and more--
Kiplingerretirementreport.om, 10.3.16.

~~~ More Money Awarded to Continue Progress Towards a Safer Health Care System...CMS awarded 16 organizations a total of $347 million to continue effort in reducing hospital-acquired conditions and re-admissions in the Medicare program--cms.gov/conditions&
re-admissions in the Medicare program (cms.gov/Newsroom, 9.29.16).

~~~ Customer Service Is What We Do...Social Security has been in business 81 years and this week celebrates "Customer Service Week"  {10.3--7.16) and has gone from customer-to-employee interactions in-person to the quick and secure online service options to conduct their business-
socialsecurity.gov to reach their many online services, 10.3.16.
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016


~~~ Do's & Don'ts With Dementia Care Problems...Dealing with dementia care; Aggressive speech or actions; Confusion about time & place; Poor judgement or cognitive problems--aplaceformom.com/blog by Sarah Stevenson + headline, 10.1.16.


~~~ Fraudulent Glass Repair Scams...Be aware of parking lot random solicitations; Ask for I.D.; Contact your insurance company first; Get another estimate; Get everything in writing; Ask for references; Review your documents; Never sign a blank contract; Make sure you are satisfied with the work when it's complete; No deposits--Geigo Endoars recommendations (geico.com/more/ 9.30.16.

~~~ Anti-Aging Foods to Eat...Oliver oil, Red wine; Beans; Brazil nuts; Tomatoes; Raspberries & Blueberries; Organic eggs--support@biotrustnews.com, 9.30.16.

~~~ New Legislation in Congress Seeks to Bolster Access to Medicare for Low-Income Seniors...Also helps persons with disabilities. Would improve access to Medicare by expanding coverage by lowering or limiting out-of-pocket costs and improving the enrollment process--justiceinaging.com, 9.30.16.

~~~ How a DYI Mentality Adds Up to Savings...Several over-the-counter remedies for such things now costing more than a cup of coffee--creditcards.com/9.27.16 story by Erica Sandberg.

~~~ Webinar: People Are Dying to Know...Making plans from a point of strength instead of in a crisis...Visit Jamie Sarche  Feldman Mortuary, a pre-arranged funeral planner who has been actively engaged to change the way our culture deals with death. Webinar takes place on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2 pm EST--scsa.informznet/online version (Society of Certified Senior Advisors)

~~~  SmartCap Provides Real Time Fatigue Alerts (video)...Available in a baseball style cap, beanie, headband and other head wear version alertness wearers. Was originally developed for mining industry but has spread--smartcaptech (healthtech insider.com, 9.23.16.


~~~ New Aging in Place Tech-MegCares-Launched...Started October 1 with a system that allows monitoring of independent seniors who want to age in their own homes. Uses sensors that pick-up motion of the person living alone, transmitting data to a secure server where it's logged and analyzed. Cost $175, with a monthly reporting fee of $9.95--MegCares.com, or call 301-370-0006.

~~~ Webcast: Understanding the New 2016 Social Security Filing Rules...To be held Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2pm EST. Includes info on new rules, strategies, presidential election affect & more--Your adviser can attend only. Tell them to call for more info (1-844-09-7385)
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016


~~~ Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Medicare, Part D, Overseas Drugs & More?...A good analysis even though to US Seniors it still sounds confusing. because a lot depends on what Congress does and what the elected new president agrees with--Medicare and more, published by DukeRichard.com/ Issue #298 , 9.28.16.

~~~ Assisted Living Improvement...Brookdale, one of the U.S.'s largest chains of assisted living facilities (1100) is starting small, thinking big with memory care innovations. Read about how its improving--innovation.seniorhousingnews.com/brookdale + headline, 9.28.16.

~~~ What Does the Census Say About Senior Poverty?,,,It's all good news. The official poverty rate for seniors decreased 1.2% points to 8.8%; the median household income increased 4.3% to $38,515, + more--justicinaging.org/census-senior-poverty / 9.28.16.

~~~ New Mailing Frauds...A campaign that is targeting individuals all over the U.S., and the elderly in particular. Mail-out promises wealth or a good fortune--Action: Don't send money; file a complaint--Call 
800-382-4357 or email ftc.gov/complaint/connect.USA.gov + headline, 9.28.16.


~~~ Depression Screening & Testaments in Adults...A study suggests that most adults with depression may not receive treatment, and many may not have the disorder; Findings highlight the need to deliver appropriate care to people with depression--
nih.gov/news-events/nih-research + headline, 9.27.16.

~~~ Natural Family Caregiver Month...Comes in November. Baby boomers are going to fuel 75% increase in nursing & home care. Selecting the right caregiver for family members is one of the most important decisions one will ever make--Read this article and also contact our Sponsor whose listing is on the left hand column.

~~~ Colonoscopy After Age 75 May Not Be Worth It...Study by Harvard School ofPublic Health of more than 1.3 million 70-to-90 Medicare patient found that having a colonoscopy reduced colon cancer risk slightly over eight years, but had little or no effect on patients over 75--consumer.healthday.com/715217html/?utm1, 9.26.16.

~~~ Giving Back Goes High Tech...How the philanthropy landscape is shifting. Spearheading the revolution of innovative giving methods is "YouGiveGoods"--To learn more, and/or speak to its founder (Lisa Tomasi) on how it works contact yougivegoods.com, or her pr agency, kdionysou@5wpragency.com, 9.29.16.

~~~ Always Feeling Lonely?...May be it's your DNA (genes). Study of 11,000 men and women aged 50+ by the U of Florida placed at least some of the blame on genes (24-27%)--consumer.healthday.com/ental-health-information-25, 9.26.16.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 2016


~~~ Spa Week: Your Path to Wellness Starts Here...Commences October 17-23, 2016 event allows millions to experience the revitalizing and relaxing benefits of spa treatments for just $50 in various parts of the U.S.--spaweek.com.


~~~ Celebrate National Health IT Week...September 26-30, 2016 celebrate by finding out how you can benefit from standard electronic transmissions-- go.cms.gov/AdminSimp/9.26.16.


~~~ New Products from the United Kingdom...Wearables integrate with patient data to warn of seizure; charging wearable batteries with human body heat; Stand-up wheelchairs gives users a lift--healthtechnsider.com/9.20.16. 


~~~ Marine Microorganisms Show Promise as New Cancer Drugs...What medicines might lurk inside tiny marine organisms as a source for antibiotics and for cancer drugs? Marine bacteria are producing metalbiotics scientists have never seen before--Article by Dana Talesnik,nihrecord.gov/newsletters/2016/0_23_2016/story 1.htm.


~~~ Creative Minds: Making a Miniature Colin in the Labs--Nancy Allbriton and team of NIH research scientist are developing a functional models of a large intestine, or colon, on a microfabricated chip about the size of a dime. An interesting article about NIH creative minds--director's blog.nih.gov/2016/09/22 + headline.

~~~ How We Age Goes Much Deeper...That's because telomeres (the caps at the end of cells, that protect them from fraying) die over time, compromising fascia and muscle functions as well as collagen production. Dr. Prudence Hall, a practicing gynecologist as well as collagen production, has developed a natural supplement that helps the longevity of teleomeres--More details, go to "LightYearsAhead.com, 9.26.16.

 ~~~ Three Pearls of Caregiving...Three pearls are Safety, Meaning and Purpose (They are basic spiritual principles that can guide our decisions and other actions during the universal experiences of aging, illness and dying). Article by Brock Travis, Ph.D., covers going to have to visit a hospital, make choices or give care for another person--caregivernewsletter.com, Issue 937, 9.23.16.

~~~ Facebook Video Ads-Not As rich as They Appear...A few facts that begs the question; Auto-playing video ads hurts, especially on smartphone; knowledge is power. Facebook was one of those online venues for almost $69 billion spent on Internet advertising--aginginplacetechnologywatch.com, 9.27.16.

~~~ Ancestors of All People Traced to Africa...DNA analysis points to a single major exodus--See this unusual article by Dr. Francis Collins,posted on 9.27.16 at NIH Director's Blog + headline.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016


~~~ A New Perspective on Alzheimer's and Dementia...A diagnosis of one of these diseases is life-altering and raises fears for the individual receiving this news as well as for those who love them. This author, Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMT, offers a new perspective in her book,"A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: Practical Tools With Spiritual Insights." There is a special interview with the author in this article--aplaceformom/blog/9.15.16.

~~~ Mental Disorders Rule Update...Social Security on 9.26.16 will publish a final rule to update the criteria they use to evaluate disability claims involving mental disorders. It is the most comprehensive revision since 1985--socialsecurity.gov/blog of 9.23.16 by Douglas Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications.

~~~ Working Through Retirement...Even though ageism seems rampant, many seniors report increased happiness in the workplace. This article by Dana Larsen discusses the dichotomy of sentiments and why continuing work through retirement offers many benefits--aplaceformom/blog/ 9.12.16.


~~~ Pew Poll shows Voters With Disabilities Can Determine Election Outcome...Poll shows that 1-in-10 Americans report have a disability (especially seniors); 4-in-10 express a mix of conservative and liberal political values--JenniferM@RespectAbilityUSAorg, or call 202-365-0787 for more info.l

~~~ Why Social Security is Important to Latinos...They have, along with African-Americans, less in retirement savings than white households. About Half of elderly Latinos receive more than 50% of their income from S/S--More info at socialsecurity.go, story by Chavez Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President of the White House and Senior Deputy Director of Public Engagement / 9.22.16.

~~~ More Technologies to Help Care for Older Adults...More start ups: Caregoals: Gives you confidence to have conversation that are relevant and meaningful to your life and care preferences; CareZapp: Holistic platform enhances in-home caregiving, allowing patients to communicate to get social support; lamfine: Provider easy way for people living alone to be checked up by loved ones; Sen.se:
Thermal Peanut: A smart sensor that can monitor temperature in-and-around the home; Vitalitix: Provides three way conversations between seniors, caregivers and community social angels as well as existing volunteers networks--aginginplacewatch.com / 9.23.16 

~~~ Financial Mistakes Couples Make That Could Derail Retirement...
Failing to take action; Not talking to one another about what they were or weren't doing; How to take various retirement saving strategies; Having no idea what their retirement saving targets should be..+ more...lifehealthpro.com / 9.22.16 + headline.

~~~ How To Ask the Kids to Help Out in a Financial Crisis...When finances are suddenly stretched, is it wrong to solicit help from your children?; Having kids contribute to the household, particularly when the parents (and grandparents) are going through something tough; instills a sense of responsibility--An article worth reading, by Erica Sandberg, creditcards.com/news/+ headline, 9.22.16.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2916


~~~  New Book: Addiction and Perception Disorder...By Charles G. Hanna, titled "Higher: Awaken to a More Fulfilling Life." Will be reviewed by our staff in October.
 
~~~ U.S. Bank Measuring American's' Satisfaction at Work, Home and Play...U.S. Bank Possibility Index is designed to help Americans have everyday conversations about important personal finance. Americans scored an overall 65 out of a possible 100, indicating a positive outlook on overall life satisfaction--dana.ripley@usbank.com, or call
612-363-3167.

~~~ Social Aspects of Dysphagia...Swallowing problems is the disorder this article discusses: Quality of life; Strategies, Emotions connected with the disease--by Jennifer Bradley, newsletter@caregiver.com, Issue #952, 9.22.16.

~~~ Annual Notice of Changes...Known as ANOC, it's due from your medical provider in September, or early October. Make sure you review the changes and possibility of switching providers--medicare and more, published by DukeRichard.com, #297, 9.20.16, or call
954-257-4501. 

~~~ Consumers Look At This Smart Lock for Added Home Security...
PIN Genie offers a patent-pending smart lock called "Kickstarter" that combines your 10-digit passcode into four buttons. See story for more info--sarah@commendpartners, or go to bit.ly/PINGGenieKS., 9.20.16.

~~~  Many Seniors on Medicare's Drug Prescription Plans With High Blood Pressure Not Taking Their Meds...It's about half of them ; learn what's going on--medicare and more, Published by DukeRichard.com, Issue #297, 9.20.16, or call 954-257-4501. 

~~~ Tips For Transitioning From Hospital to Home...So what are the key things to know: Make sure you understand your new medications; Get ready for your follow-up appointment; Know the"red Flags" or your condition--mymedicarematters.org + hedline, 9.2.16.

~~~ Adults Need More Physical Activity...Now, 31 million adults age 50+ are inactive. Check out this story to see what can be done to improve better health for yourself and where to get help--
cdc.gov + headline, 9.20.16.

~~~ When It Makes Sense to Cash In Your Saving Bonds...Go to SavingBonds.com and use the complimentary calculator and review the detailed Bond Inventory Report to learn cash-in values, interest rate performance and total interest, rules and regulations for each bond--SavingBonds.com, 9.20.16.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016


~~~ Tips for Choosing Home Care Aides...First determine the right kind (home health agencies; Hospice; Homemaker; Home care aide agencies); Staffing & private-duty agencies; Questions to Ask; Check References--aplaceformome.senior-care.

~~~ Blog: Early Diagnosis for Dementia Care Can Be Helpful...Watch for signs of dementia in your loved one can help you plan for the future before the condition worsens. Benefits; Signs; Care--csa.us/2016/09/early-diagnosis-for-dementia-can-be.html, or call
1-800-653-785.

~~~ NIH Makes More Efforts to Share Data & Living News to Patients...Data from biomedical research to be shared rapidly and widely to patients, scientists and other members of the public--To learn what it means, visit this article-directorsblog.nih.gov/2016/9/16.

~~~ Using SNAP at Your Local Farmer's Market...Senior National Assistance Program is used by four million low-income 60+ seniors which can now be used at many farmer markets in the U./S.--ncoa.org/blog/nap-farmers-markets, 9.13.16.

~~~ Why Seniors Don't Eat--It's complicated. More than half adults who visit ER departments are either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia; more than three quarters have never been diagnosed with malnutrition--caregiver.com/articles, issue #950., 9.15.16.

~~~  Tips for Doing a Self-Examination to Help Keep Skin Cancer in Check...Learn how to do it from this report--
cher@chermurphypr, or call 571-263-2128, 9.15.16.

~~~ Falls Prevention Awareness Day...Celebrates tomorrow, Sept. 22, 2016. Watch video on Facebook Live that day as NCOA walks you through a house and demonstrates safety strategies and tips--ncoa/prevent falls.

​~~~ Apps to Help You Get Out of Debt...Here are some debt trackers, apps and online tools for a test drive: DebtManager; DebtEliminator; UnDebtIt; DebtFree; DebtTracker; ReadyForZero; DebtCalculator;
EasyDebtFree; DebtPayoffPlanner--
creditcards.com + Headphp?a_aid=e38bc565, 9.15.16.

~~~ Social Security Joins the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration...
Runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2016. Site provides a variety of publications and services in Spanish that are important to you and your family--segurosocial.gov, 9.15.16.
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~~~ Yet Another Reason to Take Physical Activity Seriously...Study appearing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found "alcohol will continue to be abused despite the damage it causes to the health of individuals and society in general--How exercise helped, in article.
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~~~ NIH Research on New, Rapid Screening Test...Identifies potential therapies against drug-resistance bacteria. Screened about 4,000 approved drugs and other biological active compounds. Published in 11.9.16 journal "Emerging Microbes & Infections"--nih.gov/news-events-+ Headline or ncats.nih.gov., 11.9.16.

~~~ Social Security & Veterans Affair Partnership...Means faster disability decisions for Vets--socialsecurity.com, 11.9.16.

~~~ Social Media Marketing is Easier Than You Think...Pick the best platforms for your small business from Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Medium,Periscope, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter)--manta.com/resources + Headline

~~~ Health Tech Insider: Future of Wearables...Bionic leg parts share feedback; Conductive magnetic ink heals itself; Custom 3D printed insoles for diabetics; System to prescribe apps,and more--info@centerringmedia.com, 11.11.16.

~~~ Dealing With Alzheimer's Difficult Behavior...Symptoms such as aggression, wandering and paranoia can really put  you over the edge. Also includes sleeping and eating problems and difficulty with behavioral problems...Caregiver.com, Issue 964, 11.10.16.

~~~ Cannabis Drops Available Legally in 50 States...


​THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016


~~~ Electronic Funds Transfer & Remittance Advice...It's the transfer of either funds through the Automated Clearinghouse into a provider's account to pay for health care services. An ERA explains how the health plan has adjusted claim charges--cms.com/administrative simplification.

~~~ WEBCAST: How to Successfully Integrate LTC Into Overall Retirement Plans...Learn how to talk shell-shocked clients about the future needs and help understand why long-term care is a necessity.  Held Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016,
2 pmET...lifehelppro.com/webcasts+Headline/1478551876.

~~~ New Website Templates You Have to See...Want to create a new website, but haven't been inspired? These incorporate all the new bells (parallax scrolling. video backgrounds and countless image galleries)--
wix.com/blog/2016/11.

~~~ From  Leading Age 2016 One-time Topics...Notable signals on trends: Connecting generations through residency programs; Higher entry ages (Implications); Minimizing wi-fi data about your community; Why rehab/lentronix (pilot outcomes)--aginginplacetechnologywatch.com/blog, 11.7.16.

~~~ Free Trial of 10,000 E-mails that Get Delivered & Doesn't End Up in Spam...JangoMail.com offers Robat,Even-Driven API; Highest Delivery Rate;l VIP Customer Service; Smart Templates--
Call Sarah Morgan at 1-888-465-2646.


~~~ Online Shipping Management...With Weebly 4, plus real time shipping labels; rates; areas covered--
weebly.com/blog/+Headline /20161027_October in Newsletter,10.5.16.

~~~ Travel Management Support Services for National Credit Union Administration...It's for five years for the agency employee who is on official business--
ifoscorp.com,11.2.16, or call Brian Schwartz, 1-301-837-9735 XT 4.

~~~ Fundamentals of Personal Injury Protection Coverage...Florida is a no-fault state and every  company must have it. Your insurance company must pay for medical expenses up to $10,000 regardless whose at fault--
legalbrains.com/PIP, 11.7.16.

~~~ Faster, Better and Charge Patient Matching Approach...A video that explores how to link records despite out-of-date or inconsistent data, find duplicate patient records from your existing matching tech has missed--
(himssmedia) info@HealthcareITnews.com, 11.8.16.

~~~ WEBCAST DOL Rule Compliance: Are You Ready?...Held Thursday, Dec.1,2016,2pm ET. Covers business compliance before April 1,017 and January, 2018 cut off dates...lifehealthprocom, 11.9.16. 
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016


~~~ WEBCAST: Cancer Insurance-Why and How to Sell It...It 's Critical for advisers to understand supplemental cancer insurance and why this product is most important for both your clients and your business in years to come. Held on Nov. 15, 2016, 2 pm ET--
Claim spot: lifehealthpro.com/= Headline/ 147354503.


~~~ VIRTUAL EVENT: The 2016 Election Results-Exploring the Impact on Health IT Policy...Held Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, 1-2pm ET discusses with experts in federal and state healthcare policy. Attendees "questions" encouraged--
himss.org/2016 + headline (register).

~~~ WEBINAR: Design For Digital Personalization...A winning combo for reader engagement. Held Wednesday, 11.9.16, 2-3pm. Join Folio and Nxtbook media for a look at two winning strategies. Delivered over your computer speakers.--Contact Danielle Sikes at dsikes@accessintel.com, or call 203-899-8433.

~~~ Health Tech Insider-The Inside World Abut Mobile Health Technology Highlights...Portable lab uses smartphone to detect cancer; Head motivated camera gives vision to the beloved (video); Self-healing batteries work after breaking; Telemed kits for mobile healthcare workers--info@centerringmedia.com, 11.4.16.

~~~ HIMSS17 Conference: Where the Brightest Minds & IT Meet...Exhibitions, 5 days/300 sessions/1200 exhibitors/45,000 Colleagues. Held Sunday, Feb. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Orange County Convention Center (West Bldg) & Hyatt Regency Orlando. Discounts now available--
himss.com/regency.org + Headline/general info, 11.4.16.

~~~ The Five Crucial Phases of Invisible Selling...It's what happens when you create  sn evergreen email campaign of your product or service, and generates deals and making sales for you night and day. "Invisible Selling Machine" is a 4.6 start book for FREE-just add shipping--
Support@digitalmarketer.com, 11.5.16.


~~~ How to Get More Facebook Followers for Your Small Business...Let people know; Follow the 80/20 rules; Engage with others...
By Ivy Lamb, manta.com + Headline/100172118-156.NP_bHkd, 11.8.15.


~~~ Expanding Walletshare: The Business Struggles that Banks, Actual Managers, & Others Face...Trust is most important. Offerings must be in the client's best interest. Providers should take a central role in their client's financial affairs---thecerulliEdge-U./S. Edition newsletter, 4.16


~~~ Big Headlines Drive the Markets...Update of 10.31.16 reported: FBI announces renewed look at Clinton's E-mails: Gross Domestic Product Has Biggest Gain in Two Years; Durable Good Orders declines--AssetProtectionGroup.com, 10.3.16.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016


~~~ Manage Your Business on the Go...Meet the New Wix App: Unique mobile features; Engage with Visitors; Welcome your clients in live chat; Manage your online store; Create blogs on the go; Trade your hotel from anywhere--wix.com/blog/on/2016/news/wix/in app.

~~~ VIDEO: How to Use Keywords for your Digital Marketing...For SEO &  
SEM Companies  to reach right customers. Use AdWords that are handpicked
to help small businesses--
manta.com/resources/vdeo-AdWords.
~~~ Design tips for Start-Ups Without a Full-Time Designer...
wix.com/blog/webdesign 117194--
Create Your Own Website with Wix a template, 10.5.16.


~~~ WEBINAR: Three Apps fan the Flames as HLT FHIR Spreads...To be held Wednesday, Nov 16, 1 pm. You will learn what FHIR and travel websites have in common, How to use FHIP; What it means to underoperability in health care--
To Register: himsslearn.org/12561, 10.5.16.


~~~ Motivated Quotes to Inspire Sales Success...There are 30 of them that separates good salespeople from great ones. Keep them in mind  on your retail for a little extra drive--lifehelppro.com, by Brian Tracy, 11.3.16.


~~~ How Can Category Pages Help Customers Find Your Website...Part of AdWords campaign tactics. Keep these tips in mind: Use original content; Link to related categories and products--
manta.com/resources/100172118-156.NP, 10.11.16.


~~~ AARP Launches Site for Caregivers...For insurance and home care listeners. Called "Care Connection" ranges from in-home care support including Teladoc-powered telehealth services, meal delivery service from bistroMD and United Health Care--aginginplacetechnologywatch.com 11.2.16.


~~~ Financial Abuse of Older Adults...Professional advisers are in unique positions to identify seniors who are being financially abused; look for these signs and involves exploitation, identity theft, criminal fraud, con artists and caregivers. Most go unreported because of embarrassment on the part of the victim part of the victim--csa.us/2016/10 + head (society of certified senior advisers, 10.17.16 or call 1-800-653-1785.


~~~ Substances Added to 14th Report on Carcinogens...Five viruses, a chemical and metallic element listed in new HHS report. Brings the cumulative total to 248 listings--ntp.niehs.nih.gov/roc 14, 11.3.16.

NOTE: Visit our NEW PRODUCTS and FLORIDA NEWS SECTIONS
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016


~~~ Summer 2017 Internship Opportunities for Law Students...Available in Washington, DC, Oakland, CA and Los Angeles, CA, for ( Justice in Aging Fighting Senior Poverty through Law) advocacy for 61 million seniors living in poverty in America)--info@justiceinaging.org, 10.20.16.

~~~ Will You Be Able to Pay Back Your Small Business Loan?...Most important besides credit worthiness is the debt-service-coverage-ration (DCR), which is
the amount of cash a business has available for paying off its debt--
bluevine.com + headline, 10.6.16.

~~~ Doubling Any of These Variables Will Double Your Sales...LxcYMxF=Growth Potential Learn how here--support@digitalmarketer, 10.26.16.

~~~ Video: Documentary, Coding and Reporting HAIs...An in-depth look at the differences in how HAT's (health associated infections) are identified and reported in various program, and what you need to do for each in this hour-long presentation--info@HealthCareFinance, 10.26.16.

~~~ We Want To Hear From You...New National Institutes of Health programs.,
All of Us, and online form to gather inputs into the development from those in the industry about Precision Medicine Initiative--
app hatchluck.com/Online form/ 6261057585, 10.26.16. from Eric Disman, director,10.26.16.

~~~ HIMSS Privacy  Security Forum...Held Dec. 5-7, 2016, in Boston, MA to give laser-focused topic tracks for the insights you need to better protect your organization's data--
registration@;himssn.com (for all industry professionals only).

~~~ How New HCBS Rules Affect Adult Day Care Services & Assisted Living...New guides for advocacy with State Medicaid programs. Home & Community Base Services; rules say HCBS services must be provided in non-institutional settings, and in a non-institutional manner--
infojusticeinaging, 10.26.16.

~~~ Writing Tips for Marketeers...Writing is still very relevant to what marketers need to do today. Ann Hadley, author of Everybody Writes, is a guest columnist on the Marketing Cloudcast and focuses on writing best practices that anyone can implement--
medium.com/marketing-clouded + headline, 10.18.16.

~~~ New Stand-Alone IRS Transcripts Delivery & Reporting Software...Called, PitBillTaxTranscripts, is geared to tax resolution and bankruptcy professionals who need a more economical way to obtain IRS transcript. Costs $249 per year--pitbultax.com, 10.26.16.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016


~~~ Ways to Stop Being Ignored on Social Media...Here are some simple steps to make sure social media marketing pays off: Find your audience where they already spend time online; Maintain a consistent presence; Stop selling start engaging; Free ebook "Succeed with Social Media--
manta@emails.manta, 10.23.16, Brooke Preston.


~~~ Important Weebly Security Update...We've been hacked: reset password; Support you goto Weebly.com, to reset--
update@weebly.com, 10.22.16.


~~~ Planning For a Holiday Sale Success...Video from experts swipe strategy including: Ghost Bed; Native Commerce; Advanced auto Parts; DHL; Empire Growth Group, and more--support@digitalmarketer.com, 10.21.16.


~~~ Improving Information Security by Automating Provisioning and Identifying Management...Value tips about how automation can help you efficiently mitigate risk, check out this informative 8-page page HIT Security Report--
pages-health caseitnews.com + headline, 10.21.16

~~~ Webcast: CMS Health Insurance Marketplace Training: Information for Immigrant Families...Held Wednesday, November 8, 2016, 2-3pm ET. Topics will include: Marketplace eligibility & enrollment; Eligible immigrant documentation; Marketplace affordability; Resources--
goto.webcsts.com/starthere.jip?elei=1110444, 10.21.16.


~~~ Wearable Tech Insider Highlights...Samsung ships a new SoC for Wearables. Shipping Exynos A Dual 7270 application processor, a 14 mm device for wearables; The Worm has turned; Graphone into silk; Homeland Security Backs wearables for first responders; Apple Watch's Heart Monitor is more accurate than Fitit 15, says JAMA--wearableinsider.com, 10.18.16.

~~~ MetaSource Partners with Compliance Ease to Provide Automated Compliance Testing for Loans Submitted...Said this partnership will ensure that MetaSource is able to deliver accurate, actionable results to help lenders improve their overall loan quality when delivering loans for purchase and preparing for potential regulatory audits--
mortgage.metasource.com, 10.20.16.


~~~ How the Cloud, Analytics & Network Improve Population Health...The Whitepaper explores: cloud & network infrastructure manage data for population health programs; A reliable, scalable and flexible network infrastructure is required; You can overcome interoperability and output issues.--Copies available. healthcareitnews.news.com + headline,0.20.16.


~~~ Structure of Primary Cannabinoid Receptor is Revealed...Findings provide key insights into how natural and synthetic cannabinoid compounds, molecules that target CB, receptors may have promise in treating a variety of conclusions such as pain, inflammation, obesity, nerve cell diseases, and substance use disorders--nih.gov/news-events/news-releases + headline, 10.20.16.
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FRIDAY & MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 & 24, 2016


~~~ Find  Your Target Market In Six Steps...Will help / boost your business while saving time and money. Steps: Think about whose needs you can meet; Analyze current customers; Create personas; Go get 'em; Check out what your competitors are doing--wix.com/blog + headline, 10.19/16.


~~~ Instagram for Business...Tips to market your business with social photos + videos...Use to reach new customers and grow sales with a social media market strategy. What does Instagram do for you?--manta.com/resources/small-business-advice + headline, 10.18/16 article by Brian Lindamood.


~~~ Small Business Trends Headlines...Ideas to make the most of small
Saturday; Boost your local search ranking; Key metrics that will improve your digital marketing; Social responsibility boosts your search ranking with
content--
manta-smallbusinesstrends, 10.5.16.


~~~ Uninsured Long-Term Care is 'Eating' Real Estate by the Square Foot...So reports ACISSA Partners LLC. Ratios vary be region. Average median price for U.S.homes is now $240,200 with a median 2,476 sq. ft. per home--acsiapartners.com/quote/10.20.16.


~~~ Care Boundaries Blur As Providers Morph to Match Payment Types...

Nursing home avoidance continues for both investors and care recipients; Assisted living increasingly provides health-related services; Home care

agencies see increasing greater frailty and oversight complexity. what's missing from this picture-the individual's profile and care evolution--

aginginplacetechwatch, 10.19.16.


~~~ Ecommerce Notes Headlines...Sell more, everywhere; Writing irresistible

PPC ads; Common mistakes from Amazon sellers; Order automation like a pumpkin spice latte; Linkedin tools, for ecommerce; Technology stack for fringe sport--practicalecommercenewsleetter.com, 10.6.16.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016


~~~ Webinar: How the Updated CMS Nursing Facility Regulations Impact Your Clients...To be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, 1-2:30 pm ET; $95 charge for this ABA webinar, but training offers CLE credits. Covers massive rewrite for new regulations and lots more--info@justiceinaging.com.


~~~ Understanding Google for Business...Making SEO and local search a snap for small business owners. You can manage everything you do on Google from oneGoogleMyBusiness dashboard--29 Tips to Supercharge SEO; manta.com/resources + headline, 10.17.16.


~~~ Featured Whitepaper...And other content of interest on best practices & new technology for marketing professionals--
clientservice@accessintel.com, or call 1-888-707-5814, 10.16.16.


~~~ LifeHealthPro Weekender Features...The Future of Insurance; FAQs About Adjustable Life Insurance; How To Get Client Referrals Without Asking; worse States for Arthritics; Software Pundant: Plan for a total IT Overhaul After DOL Rule--lifehealthproweekender.com, 10.15.16.

~~~ Best New Wix Features You Have to Know...Upload Font-Let them do the talking; Enhance Your site with parallex scrolling + animation effects; Make a stir with slide shows; Grab attention with cinemagraphs; Create beautiful order with columns Add professional polish with wix pro gallery; Customize the design of your mobile menu; Clean & customize your URL Add contributors to manage your site--wix.com/blog/2016/10. 

~~~ NIH Awards Will Enhance  Understanding Nerve Control Organ Function...They will fund $20 million in peripheral nervous system research. The insight gained from these cutting-edge, collaborative projects will accelerate development of methods and devices to treat diseases--nih Other Transactions and Cooperative Agreement Award mechanisms, 10.6.16.


~~~ Keeping the Bathroom Safe for Elderly Seniors...One of the most dangerous rooms.  Read this article to take a closer look for your client's safety issues--caregivernewsletter, Issue #558, 10.19.16. 


~~~ Webinar: Non-Emergency Transportation for Medicaid Beneficiaries...Held Thursday, Nov 3, 2 pm ET will review the increasingly component of health care for low-income older adults and people with disabilities to access the benefit--
attendees, gotowebinar.com/registration/629929?10690971105 (justiceinaging.com).


~~~ CMS Releases New Data to Increase Transparency on Medicare Hospice Payments...As well as the third release of the Market Situation & Utilization Data Tool. Data serves as comprehensive resource information on payments and utilization--cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDaatabase/Factssheets/2016-Fact-sheets-items/2016-10-6.html.
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016


~~~ NIH Changing the Name of the PMI Cohort Program to the "All of Us Research Program"...Name reflects how "all of Us" will come together to change the future of health care--NationalInstitutes of Health.com, 10.14.16.


~~~ New Health Tech Insider Highlights...EEG Signals Control Nanorobot Drug  (Video); Amputees control computers with prosthesis add-on (Video); Energy-efficient biomedical sensor hub; Implants powered by Sound--healthtechinsider.com, 10.14.16.


~~~ HHS Finalizes Streamlined Medicare Payment System That Rewards Clinicians for Quality Patient Care (CMS-5517-F))...MACRA rule will accelerate health care system's shift toward value-


~~~ Secrets to Improving Your Business Credit Score...A good score can help you land contracts and get better terms from lenders and vendors. How? Consistently pay bills on time, or early; Open trade accounts; Get a business credit card and pay it in full each month; Check your reports and repair any damage--manta.com/resources + headline, 10.12.14.

~~~ Sins of Financial Seminar Marketing...Doing a seminar with a half-filled rooms; Fill a room with the wrong people; Setting up your event like everybody else; Making seminar all about numbers, charts and financial projections; Relying on slides to do your work for you; Trying to hit too many seminar topics, and not efficiently setting appointments at the seminar...lifehealthpro.com, 10.12.16. 


~~~ Outsourcing Helps Advisers Managed Complexity & Build Sales...New research shows advisers spend less than 20% of their time making investment decisions--press@CerulliAssociates.com, 10.16.
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​FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016


​~~~ CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit Meets...Held October 19 at CMS headquarters in Baltimore, MD, and will bring stakeholders for all sectors of the health care industry to engage in an in-depth discussion about ways to improve access to care in rural america--
register: mitre.org/cms_Rival_Health_Solutions_summit/Index digital. 

~~~ Mistakes Your Business Should Avoid in Social Media...Selfishness; Being all over the place; Irregularity; Spelling mistakes; Absenteeism; Abusing #Hastags; Patronizing; Neglecting numbers---wix.com/blog + headline, 10.3.16.


~~~  What is Person Insurance?...Insurance can protect your small business against loss of an essential employee (or owner). Gives peace of mind; Cash in hand; Retirement options--
manta.com + headline, article by Lori Murray, 10.4.16.


~~~ Unlimited Business Sales Leads, Mailing & e-Mail Lists...14 million verified businesses; Executive e-mails; New business leads; Professionals--salesflower.com, 10.4.16.


~~~ Working With Older Adults Course...Provides professional , practical, comprehensive, understanding of health, social and financial issues that are more important to many older adults, including ethical issues specific to aging. Presented December 6-8 am 2016 in Denver, CO, 8 am to 5 pm, and at othr places in different cities--
Society of Certified Senior Advisors.com, 10.12.16.


~~~ How to Write Your Company's Blurb...For short promotional description of your business for press releases and product announcements. Start with a value statement; Offer a reason for being; Close with a benefit--
Article by Armando Roggue, practicalcommerce.com + headline, 10.13.16.


~~~ Webcast: Tips for Selling Supplemental Insurance in 2017...Held Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 2 pm ET. Complimentary from aflac. Includes skills to identify the right prospects; Tips for closing he sale; Understanding how to ensure clients are happy after the sale--
lifehealthpro.com,webcsts + headline.


~~~ Webinar: Optimizing Collaboration and Meeting Communications with Skype...Industry experts will show you how to do it and simplify operations while reducing voice and conferencing costs; Connectivity from virtually anywhere, on any device--
Held Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11 pm (1 hour), sponsored Microsoft, Hosted by Himss Solutions, or call 312-664-4467, 10.13.16.


~~~ CMS Announces New Initiative to Increase Clinician Engagement...First step of the initiative is to reduce medical review for certain Advanced Alternative Payment Models--cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets-items/2016-10-13.html.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016


~~~ Stand Out in Your Customer's e-mail in Box...Average adult receives 147
e-mails a day. Want to find out how to make your e-mail stand out?--go.digitalmarketer.com/stand-out-in-their-inbox, 10.11.16.

~~~ How Your Small Business Can Leave Lasting Impression...Here are common sense practices: User-friendly website; Free giveaways; The customer is always right; Be a guinea pig; Open communication; Liability; Story telling; Say thank you--wix.com/blog or community@wix.com, 10.10.16.

~~~ Manta Headline Stories...Business lessons from the football field; SEO is slow & steady while SEM takes the lead; Google my biz; Build a mobile-friendly website--mantasmallbusinesstrends.com, 10.10.16.

~~~ White Paper: Health Data Security: Go Deep, Go All Out...Four pages of safeguarding protected health information requires a dynamic process capable of handling such changing requirements as: new clinical device form factors; closed technology architecture, and both patient-and-professional facing mobile app--healthcareitnews.com + headline, 10.9.16.

~~~ Forum: How to Work Together to Ensure Economic Security and Dignity for All Older Adults...Takes place November 15, 2016 from 1 to 5 pm at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC. Features three panels--info@justiceinaging.com, 10.6.16.

~~~ CMS's 25th Anniversary of Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey and a Bright Future Ahead Celebration...Had its one millionth beneficiary interview which was first fielded in 1991. This in-person survey of 15,000 Medicare beneficiaries collects valuable info about aspects of the Medicare program that cannot be analyzed based on CMS administration data alone--
See complete story by Nicall Brennan, Chief Data Officer cms.gov, 9.29.16.

~~~ National Retail Federation Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase 3.6%...Covers November-December sales period significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5% because of consumer steady jobs and income gain throughout the year. Retailers expected to hire 400,000 - 690,000 seasonal workers--
Call 855-NRF-PRESS, 10.4.16.

~~~ Creating Strategies for Winning Holiday Deals...Learn how the holidays have changed and what customers are expecting, and how to work with advertisers all throughout the season--
RetailMeNot.com, 10.16, or blog.marketing.rakuten.com.

~~~ Borrowers Beware! Business Loan Fees You Need to Know About...Before taking out a loan for your small business, make sure you understand the extra fees that could add to the cost--
manta.com + headline, 9.29.16. 
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​​MONDAY,OCTOBER 10, 2016


~~~ ​ What is Geotagging?...The Associated Press defines it as adding "geographical metadata to pieces of media, social media update, or other digital content"--manta, 8.23.16, story by Kitty French.

~~~ Webinar: CMS National Training Program Learning Series Webinar...Held Thursday, October 13, 2016, 1-2:30pm ET. Info on legislation updates; Goals and initiatives; Medicare updates--
goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?el=1119064.

~~~ Want to Become a Certified ecommerce Marketing Specialist?...Get certified for FREE. This is a great way to display your expertise to clients, employers and anyone else you work with--digitalmarketer.com/certification-for-free, 10.3.16.

~~~ Doctors in Favor of Digital Health...New survey by the AMA reveals physicians are enthusiastic about new digital health technology and reports 85% believe that digitals are advantageous to patient care--
healthtechinsider.com, 9.30.16 + headline.

~~~ Your Insurance Practice:  Headlines...Know the Difference: chronic illness vs. LTCI riders; Common misconceptions about fixed-indexed universal life insurance; Most helpful state insurance websites; How to target millennials with life insurance marketing; Are final expense telephone sales the future? + more.
--Lifehealthpro, 10.6.16

~~~ 5Bars Wins Cooperative Purchasing Contract...To Provide Wireless Infrastructure Master Planning & Marketing for Cities and government agencies--
Call 949-933-8177.


~~~ Are You Using Facebook's New Conversion Pixed?..Introduced last year to their advertising platform, but caused a lot of confusion. Use this post to learn more about it--support@digitalmarketer.com / 10.7.16.

~~~ U.S. Defined Contribution Distribution 2016...Assets Managers & Record keepers engaging boutique DC in the Midsized DC plan market. Explores the opportunity for DC plan asset and revenue growth despite a challenging backdrop of intense competition and fee pressures--
cerulliassociates.com, or call 617-437-0084.

~~~ Way to Get Found With Search Keywords...Optimize your SEO and SEM campaigns with the right keywords for your business. Do the legwork; Keep it local; Value prop; Easy Does It; Tails win; Not top dog; A good read; Beg the question; Circle back--manta.com, 10.9.16.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  5,

& FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
                   
~~~ How to Grow Your Hobby Into a Small Business...A pastime activity can
inject the right amount of creativity, relaxation, fun into our daily routine and become more than just a hobby--wix.com/2016/09 + headline, 9.27.16.

~~~ Know Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy From You...A 6-step
market research plan (and workbook) so you know what you should sell them next--support@digitalmarketer.com, 9.27.16.

~~~ Webinar: App Fan the Flame as HL7 FHIR Spreads...Held Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2pm ET, 1 Hour for this interoperability event and explore: What FHIR and travel websites have in common; How companies are using it in innovative ways The future of interoperability in health care--
Hosted by HiMSS & sponsored by Intersystems.com, (call 312-664-4467).

~~~ Webinar: Protection of Section 1557...Affects the obligation of Medicare & Medicaid programs and providers serving older adults. Held Tuesday, October 27, 2016, 2 pm ET. Looks at which programs and entities are affected, and
more--info@justiceinaging.com, 10.3.16.

~~~ CMS Headlines...National coverage analysis (screening for Hepatitis B virus infection and Medicare approved facilities/Trials/Registries (VAD Destination Therapy Facilities)--
cms.gov, 9.28.16.

~~~ Is There Growth Despite the Moratoria?...Expanded its certifying new agencies and is now in effect statewide in four states. Action will force organizations looking to enter or expand into these markets--rick Chesney@HealthMR.com, 9.29.16.

~~~ Real-Time, Competitive Analytics & Pricing Platform...Launched by Lender Price@MBAAnnualConvention in Boston, MA, October 23-26, 2016. Allows wholesalers and correspondent lenders, banks and credit unions to manage products and pricing for all mortgage types with powerful performance
features
--lenderprice.com or e-mail: contact@lender;price.com, 10.3.16.

~~~ Clinical Integration: Myths and a Blueprint for Success...Health care
providers are rethinking the concept of clinical integration and are looking at health care reforms, new payment methods and advances in health
information technology. Learn the difference between myth and fact in this resource--pages.HiMSS.org, 10.3.16.

~~~ Things to Know About Health Savings Accounts in 2017...People are increasingly interested in HSAsm and the health plan that makes it possible. Learn about HSAs in this article by Whitney Richard Johnson, Esq.--lifehealthpro.com/2016/9/30 + headline.
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MONDAY, OCT0BER 3, 2016


~~~ Watching the Home Care Industry Slowly (or Quickly) Morph...Industry is in transition because of longer-lived population, worker scarcity, low wages, retiring franchise owners--aginginplacewatch.com, 10.1.16


~~~ Wearable Tech Insider Weekly Update...Qualcomm is stalking NXP, maker of automotive and NFC chips Android Wear 2.0 delayed until 2017; Is Jawbone near the end?; A rebranded Snapchat launches spectacle's wearable camera--dan@centerringmedia.com, 9.30.16, or wearableinsider.com.


~~~ Leveraging the Cloud for Enterprise Imaging Strategy...With this whitepaper you'll explore the cloud's scalability and accessibility. Stronger continuous data security, How much more cost-effective the cloud is than a traditional data center--HIMSS (HealthcareITNews, 9.30.16.


~~~ Promote Your Content and Significantly Increase Your Traffic and Revenue...Utilizing a real-time bidding symptom when your content is distributed on how much you want to spend doing so; pay only for clicks you receive--Support@newsmaxfeednetwork.com, or call 561-686-1165.

~~~ Marketing Methods That Are Right There Waiting for You...Online with website; Mobile marketing; SEO & SEM; E-mail; Social media; Business listings; Word-of-mouth; Community involvement; In-store promotions; In-store events and print--manta.com/resources/small-business-advice + headline 9.30.16.

~~~ Smartphone Provides Better Than Eye Exam Results...Traditional exam procedures require the use of a hand-held opthalmoscope, which can be tricky to use properly. Another solution is  smartphone device, the D-EYE retinal imaging system. New study shows it much better. Appeared in Journal of Hypertension--healthtechinsider.com, 9.27.16 


~~~ New Report Finds Shopper Spreading Their Dollars Across More Channels & Store Formats...IRI (Information Resources Inc. reports retailers must not only retain current customers, but also move them up the loyalty ladder to drive growth--inworldwide.com/on-USinsights/Publications/Retailers-and - Personalism for full report (Shelley.Hughes@IRIworldwide.com), 9.28.16.


~~~ Ways to Make Better Prospecting Connections...Take a page from the book, "Simplify Your Work Life" for your next annuities sales strategy. Prospecting is more of an art than a science--lifehealthpro.com, 9.29.16. 


~~~ CMS Releases Comprehension Revision of Federal Nursing Facility Regulations...Over 00 pages including explanatory material--
info@jucticeinaging.com, 9.29.16.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016


~~~ Transforming Clinical Practice Continuing Medical Education Module...Now available for the healthcare provider community and CMS's ongoing efforts to inform providers about the latest initiatives of the Affordable Care Act--
cms.com/ 9.19.16.


~~~ National Center on Law & Elder Rights...Launch coming soon from Justice in Aging; Will provide the legal services and aging & disabilities communities with the tools and resources they need to serve older adults with greatest economic and social needs--info@justiceinaging, 9.27.16.


~~~ ICD-10 Hasn't Killed Healthcare or Physical Skepticism...As yet close to the 1st Anniversary of ICD-10 implementation, it was found most are nonplussed by the effect it has on medical practices. Article covers the subject of efficiency, improved patient care, primary care physicians were more likely to see benefits for ICD-10 coding than specialists-
-ICD10watch.com/blog of 9.27.16 by Carl Natale.


~~~ Ways to Use Amazon for Research...Starting a business? Entering a new market? Need a fresh offer. Rolan Frasier teaches how we can use Amazon to do it--digitalmarketer.com, 9.26.16.


~~~ How to Use Twitter to Boost Word-of-Mouth Marketing...Social media is where customers talk about local businesses and share recommendations, and Twitter provides tremendous help--


~~~ Innovative Content Marketing Hubs from Brando...Article where a website or blog publishes shareable content-articles, images, video. It is a destination where the brand's followers find a steady flow of helpful info or tidbits that go beyond the structure of basic marketing copy--

~~~  Best Practice for Facebook & Instagrams...They are major drivers of brand discovery, engagement and revenue. Learn how to reach new audiences, organize your Facebook, beat out traditional ad performance 73% of its time--curalate.com + head, 9.27.16.


~~~ Habits to Build a Financially Healthy Business...Separate business and personal expenses; Keep good records; Track cash flow carefully; Get insurance--manta.com/resources/small-business-advice + headline, 9.20.16.

~~~ Introducing Wix's New Podcast...Who, What, Wix, episode 0: welcome; Episode 1: Bacon, Beer and Baseball stadiums; Marketing events--wix.com/blog/2016/9, 9.28.16.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016


~~~ Webinar: (On-Demand)...From Boston Retail Partners. Learn the results of a a study on how to navigate the complexities of delivering a seamless and personalized experience across channels--info.radial.com/ 201609.

~~~ How to Write a Good Blog Post...Here are seven tips: Hit them with a killer headline; Spend time on your intro; Write your text for diagonal reading; Illustrate your text with photos; Emphasize quality over quantity; End on an engaging note;Keep at it--wix.com/blog/2016/p + headline.

~~~ CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit...To be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 9am - 4pm at the CMS headquarters in Baltimore,MD. In-depth discussions about ways to improve access to care in rural America and support innovations on care delivery--cms.contactpage/ 9.26.16.

~~~ Harmonyed Tariff Schedule Updated In the Automated Export System...To accept changes for public la-114-125. Schedule B & HTS tables available, and current list of HTS codes that are not valid for AES is available--census.gov/trade/ 9.26.16.

~~~ 2017 Medicare Advantage Hole Rankings...Some states will have low premiums and low out-of-pocket costs, some won't. CMS officials say they expect the average monthly Medical Advantage Plan premium to fall about 4% in 2017 to $32.59---lifehealthpro.com/2016/09/23 + headline.

~~~ How to Protect Your Customers from Painful Use Tax Audits...A video on the difference between sales tax and use tax and related audit risks and heavy fines to your consumers--manta.com/resources/academy + headline. Article by Pat Falle, Avatara.

~~~ U.S. Labor Department Settlement...Enforces Affordable Care Act of a major western lumber product provider who was providing healthcare benefits and deciding worker claims--dol.gov/agencies/esa, or call 866-444-3272, 9.26.16. 

~~~ Social Security Launches Geo Maps...Complements "Open Government" and "Open Data" initiative. Maps will provide a deeper understanding of programs through geographic representations, increasing the transparency of agency data through a quick, geographic; the transparency of agency data through a quick geographic visualization--socialsecurity.gov + headline, 9.26.16.

~~~ Proposed Settlement Against Social Security for Basing Disability Decisions on Disqualified Doctor's Report...Was the first settlement against SSA to provide a large group (In California) which were denied disability benefits for failure to comply with notice of corrective action--info@justiceinaging.com, 9.26.16.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016


​~~~ How to Write Content for Your Website...The right combo: Beautiful design; User-friendly UX; Smart control; Homepage (Keep things welcoming and tidy); Tell everyone who you are; Product page-enhance your merchandise with stellar descriptions; Cntact page-made getting in touch easy as pie; Footer-close with style; CTAs-generate action with buttons--wix.com/blog/9.16 + headline.

~~~ Webinar: Google Your Way to Better Digital Marketing Campaigns...Held October 5, 2016, 2 pmET. You'll learn: Google's best digital marketing features; How to rethink about your customer's path to purchase; Advanced strategies for PLAs; Last minute tweaks for holiday campaigns + more--news@multichannelmerchant, or call 885-7075814.

~~~ Webinar: Supplemental Security Income (SSI)...Designed for legal services and advocates. Will cover basic rules which provides modest financial support to older people with disabilities who lack other sources; includes eligibility, benefit calculation, and other sources--info@justiceinaging, Fact sheet program-to be held October 20, 2016, 10amET.

~~~ Webcast-Social Security: How 2016 Filing Charges & Election May Affect Your Recommendations...Takes place October 6,2016, 2pmET. Includes new S/S changes; Filing strategies available; How upcoming presidential elections could affect S/S. Best filing options (+ step-by-step white paper & chart--
For professionals only Gradient Annuity Brokerage, call 844-209-7385, or visit
lifehealthprocom.

~~~ 2016 Ecommerce PPC Holidy Checklist...Covers 25 paid search tactics & strategies for a successful winter marketing campaign to amplify your VOI; Blueprint for optional advertising; Maximize impressions; How to use knowledge of your competitors against them; Forecast easy wins + more--
roievolution.com + headline / 9.22.16.

~~~ Webinar: Data-Driven Performance Analytics...Held at NYU Langone Medical Center on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2pmET, 1 hour. Will explore visual analytics, Role data governance; Centralizing enterprise info & analytics, Empowering extended team members--Hosted by Healthcare IT News; sponsored by Tableau. Call, 312664-4467.

~~~ Facebook Live: How to Use the New Social Media Video Tool...Now is the time for a small business to take advantage of the promotion and try your hand at live video streaming. Some formats used include: Q&A with viewers; Interview with an expert; A panel discussion; Demo your products--
manta.com/research/+ headline.

~~~ Get Your Social Media Strategy in Shape...At min's Social Media Boot Camp (November 10, 10:30 amET until 4:30 PM.) You'll learn best practices and creative solutions for every major social media platform, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & Snapchat--
Questions? zsilverman@accessingtel.com, or call 301-354-1662.

~~~ Webinar: Smart Money Management for Small Business Owners...To be held Thursday, Sept. 29, 2 pmET at your desk, your phone or your tablet. Free, 60 minutes with Andrea Travillian who will talk about how you can take control of your personal and business finances in five steps--
Sponsored by Avalara, brighttalk.com/webcast/13731?utm.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016


~~~ Webinar: What's Happening With Medicare in 2017...Article has some topics, Including: What clients can expect to pay for 2017 coverage; Date and mailings your clients need to understand; Help clients become savvy in choosing plans and understand costs...and more--ncoa.org / ncboewebinars (recording after each event) or centerforbenefits@ncoa.org.

~~~ NIH New Plans for the Conduct & Support of Future Nursing Science...The plan highlights four areas of focus: Symptom science; Wellness; Self-Management, and End-of-Life and palliative care--
nih.gov/news.releases + head, 9.15.16.

~~~ Things to Know About Medicare & Hospice...New rules for how it covers hospice care (available in English & Spanish} Medicare Rights Center has created an accompanying Power Point that counselors can use to train staff/volunteers & consumers on the hospice benefit--medicareinteractive.org, 9.21.16.

~~~ Forum: To Explore How We Can Work Together to Ensure Economic Security for Older Adults and Dignity for All...To be held on November 15, 1-5pm in Washington, DC. A Justice in Aging-produced forum, will take place at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Johnson Conference Center--justiceinaging.com (Notice from Kevin Prendeville)

~~~ Webinar: Office 365Healthcare...To be held Sept. 28, 2016, 2 pmET for one hour. You'll see how HIMSS healthcare orgs and patients can benefit from providers using a suite of applications that span conferencing, collaboration, and corporate social networking--Sponsored by sWi; call 312-664-4467.

~~~ Big Flaw in DOL Fiduciary Rule...Annuities take easily hit. Covers DOL rules overriding emphasis on fees to start in April 2017, according to an annuity expert, Moshe Milevsky--lifehealthpro.com / 0.12/16.

~~~ Hospice & Homecare Leadership Summit...To be held on Oct. 10-11 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL. Schedule one-on-one business meetings with senior level executives--See article: leyanad@marcusevanscy.com, 9.16.16.

~~~ HHS Takes Steps to Provide More Information About Clinical Trials to the Public...Final rule specifies requirements for registering for one at U.S. Food & Drug Administration--See article: nih.gov + headline / 9.16.16

~~~ Are Your Most Valuable Customers Hiding in Plain Sight?...An interesting article by Rohan Ayyar about the modern disconnect between sales and marketing about what a lead actually is and the underlying issue is that higher quality ones are worth more--salesforce.com + headline / 9.16.16.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016


~~~ New Social Media Tools for Merchants...Called "Blueprint Certification" it helps advertisers get thee most out of this Facebook's powerful marketing-platform--facebook.com/business/news/blueprint-certification/ 9.15.16.


~~~ How To Promote a New Website...Create a newsletter; Optimize your website for search-engines; Establish a social presence; Turn followers into promoters; Make mobile a priority; Learn from your site traffic--
wixAppMarket, + Headline/ 9.13.16.

~~~ How Does Business Credit Cards Help Your Credit Score...Convenient way to pay providers; What it means to you; Get yourself an advantage--manta.com/headlines/ 9.13.16.


~~~  HIMSS17 Exhibition...Held Feb. 18-23, 2017 at Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. Discover the cutting-edge solutions & strategies you need to transform health through technology with specialty areas--
Attendee Registration Contract Info, call 1-866-710-0769.


~~~ HHS to Provide More Info About Clinical Trials...Issues final rule that specific requirements for registering certain clinical trials and submitting summary results. Involves U.S. Food  Drug Administration-regulated biological & device products--clinicaltrials.gov.


~~~ Unlimited Business By Sales Leads, Mailing Lists, Email Lists...Try a risk-free trial--More info: saleflower.com.


~~~ Online Business Listings...Your company's listing on the internet by directories (Google, MyBusiness, Facebook, YP.com, Manta & Yelp and on many more will help customers find you online and in the real world--manta.com/resources/small-business-advice-pocket-guide/ 8.29.16.

~~~ Export License Number Validation for Codes &10 and S94...Started Sept. 11, respectively, AES will generate and send response card 809 for the T10 and 568 for the S94; as a verify message when the format is not correct--U.S. Census Bureau's data collection branch, 549-0595, option 1 for AES/ 9.14.16.


~~~ Selling Online Never Looked So Beautiful...Themes from the world's best responsive from big commerce ecommerce, plus six other articles to help with your marketing--EcommerceNotes@Practical ecommerce/ 9.15.16.


~~~ Drowning in Social Media Complaints...Regain control with this 5-step plan: Make social media someone's job; checkout the competition; Don't just talk, listen: Addressing the underlying problem--manta.com/resources + headline/ 9.15.16 story by Brooke Preston, Tip of the Day/Small Business Trends.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016


~~~ Email Segments that Drive Holiday Sales...A 30-minute webinar to be held Sept. 20. Addresses these key points: Why segment email lists?; Four segmentation strategies; Required data; Overcoming the holiday email crunch; Case studies--practicalecommerces.com/webinar + Headline.


~~~ Ways Your Business Can Ruin Your Personal Credit...Check out these ways: Be careful with personal guarantees; Using personal credit to fund your business; Maxing out your business credit cards Making payments late--manta.com/resources, 9.6.16.


~~~ NIH Award Expands Landmark Alzheimer's Biomarker Study..Alzheimer's Diseases Neuromaging Initiative enters a new base of discovery with recent award of approximately $40 million over the next five years--
nih.gov/news-events + Headline, 9.8.16.


~~~ CMS E-mail Updates...National coverage analysis; Medicare Approved facilities/Trials/Registries; Coverage with evidence development--caginquiries@cma.hhs.gov / 9.8.16. 


~~~  ICDWatch, Issue 36, Vol 8 Headlines...Use healthcare payers going to be on with ICD-10 Denials; Use KPIs to access ICD-10 impact;  Subsequent explanations for ICD-10-CM 7th character--ICD-10watch@ICD10watch.com.


~~~ CMS Finalizes Rule to Bolster Emergency Preparedness...Covers certain facilities participating in Medicare & Medicaid. Increases patient safety during emergencies, and establishes a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters--See blog by Dr. Lurie, HHS assistant secretary for preparedness and response and the CMS Surveys & Certification-Emergency Preparedness webpage / 9.8.16.


~~~ Consumer Technology Association Foundation Launches Contest for Startups Improving Lives of Seniors...And also for those with disabilities. Partners with Extreme Tech challenges to include global startups. This is second annual video contest. Deadline is Sept. 30, 2016--CES.tech / 9.14.16

~~~ CMS News...Competitive Bidding Program Continues to Maintain Access and Quality. Helps save  Medicare millions; Announces new single payment amounts and sending contact offers to successful bidders for Medicare's Round 1, 2017--dmecompetitivebid.com / 9.8.16.


~~~ When Is It OK to Fire An Awful Customer...It can be difficult to break ties with paying clients. However,here are three reasons to end such a relationship: When they're rude or abusive; When they repeatedly pay late or want free work When they're; When they're unresponsive--manta.com/resources/26891 / 9.9.16.
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                    TABLE  OF  CONTENTS...MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
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THE 3 DIMENSIONS OF EMOTIONS...by
Dr. Sam Alibrando.  Finding the balance of Power, Heart, and Mindfulness in All of Your Relationships. Its a new way to understand emotional intelligence and find your relational "sweet spot"--the dynamic intersection of power, love, and mindfulness. It will also help you to:

    * Manage difficult people in your life

    * Improve your emotional intelligence as a partner, parent, and friend.

    * Improve your emotional intelligence as a leader at work.

    Author uses seven chapters to tell his story.

ISBN 978-1-63265-053-5, 2253 pages, $15.99, New Page Books, A divisions of The Career Press, Inc., Wayne, NJ


END EVERYDAY PAIN FOR 50...By Dr. Joseph Tieri.  A 10-minute-a-Day Program of Stretching, Strengthening and Movement to Break the Grip of Pain. Features step-by-step photos. Presents a program to correct previous damage, develop healthier joints and stay pain free at any age.. Provides quick relief and lasting solutions by fixing your boy's alignment through simple stretching and movement. No matter what part of your body is hurting, the author offers a treatment to help it, including: neck stiffness, shoulder bursitis, tendinitis, hip misalignment, headaches, lower back pain, sciatica, and meniscal tears.

ISBN-13: 978-1-61243-60-3, 130 pages, $15.95.  Ulysses Press.


HIGHER. AWAKEN TO A MORE FULFILLING LIFE...by Charles Hanna.  A great starting point for anyone who wants to make significant change in their life. Author guides us past the thoughts that hold us back from becoming our best, happiest and most-filled selves. (Rose Caiola, founder of Rewire Me.)  Chapters cover: the Journey to Higher; Finding Our Higher Perspective; Finding Our Higher Power; Finding our Higher Purpose; A New Way of Life; Living Twenty-Four Hours at a Time; Spirituality versus Progress; Closing Thoughts

ISBN 978-1-927958-68-1 (hbk), 205 pages., Publishers Group West (distributor) 


​THE MIND DIET--A Scientific Approach to Enhancing Brain Function and Helping Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia...by Maggie Moon, MS, RON.  Includes recipes for boosting memory, losing weight and improving heart health. This diet is built on a foundation of two proven diets--Mediterranean and DASH (dietary approach to stop hypertension). Features 10 food groups (vegetables, green leafy veggies, tree nuts, beans, poultry, fish, whole grains, olive oil and wine...plus some other dishes. Features four parts: The Science of the Mind Diet; Your Mind Diet Plan; Recipes; and Tips & Tools.

ISBN-3:978-1-61243-607-4, 296 pages, $14.95, Ulysses Press.

 




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~~~ Florida Senior Games...Held Dec.3-11, 2016, Clearwater, FL--
Events program for those 50+.


~~~ Where to Reach for Florida Help...
* Local Services, * IT Info Sources: * Tools & Tips for Consumers & Caregivers * Programs & Services for Seniors...Dept of Elder Affairs Resources--Quick Resource Guide; Resources for Family Caregivers; Resources by County; Programs & Services; Publications & Reports--Check the Internet Sites.


~~~ Sites to Help Florida Seniors With Legal Services:
* Senior Legal Helpline (888-895-7873)
* Older Floridians Legal Assistance Programs (800-963-5337)
* Florida Bar Lawyers Referral Service (800-342-8011)
* "Certified" Elder Law Practioners (800-850-561-5600)
* Google, Elderaffairs.fl.us/doea/legal_services.pkp.
* FloridaLawHelp.org (Laest Resources).
* Information Latest Resources (Control over healthcare decisions.)


~~~ More Than a Million Ballots Already Requested...Counties have until Sept. 24 to send out both-by-mail ballots to oversea members and civilians. As of 9/19/16, 433,008 vote-by -mail ballots had been requested by Republicans, and 400,422 by Democrats; 169,192 by unaffiliated voters, and 28,000 by people registered with third parties. News Service of Florida.


~~~Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards...Involves new and revised limits in chemicals on waterways which would allow Dept. of Environmental Protection's plan to regulate more chemicals while updating standards for others--News Service of Florida/ 8.24.16.


​~~~ Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Doctor in Patient Suicide...
After eight years, court said her husband can pursue a lawsuit against a physician about care provided before her death, who had depression and hanged himself in a garage in October 2009. Husband said physician breached a "duty of care" resulting in the suicide--
News Source of Florida, 8.25.16.


~~~ HEADLINE NEWS: Judge Ruling Against Gambling Regulations on Card Games...Found 77 gambling overseers were wrong to do away with a governing controversial "designated player" card games years after regulators first approved it; because state law involving this type of gambling is ambiguous, regulators must replace the old rule with a new one. Dispute affects the Seminole Tribe and the State--News Service of Florida, 8.26.16.


~~~ Solar Energy Amendment Faces Opponents...Passed by 72% of voters, opponents are claiming amendment does not reduce competition or expand regulations to help the monopoly power of electric utilities and does not benefit a free market--News Service of Florida.


~~~ Arbitration Rejected in Nursing Home Resident Injuries...2nd Court of Appeals says a case can go to trial instead of arbitration (even though the defendant signed an agreement for arbitration). Such cases have been litigated in recent years, with plaintiff attorneys often seeking to take case to juries instead of arbitration--News Service of Florida/92.16


~~~ Challenge to New State Water Standards Tossed Out...An administrative law judge has rejected a series of challenges to new controverial state water-quality standard; sides with Dept. of Environmental Protection on procedural grounds. Dismissed challanges filed by Seminole Tribe of Florida, City of Miami, Martin County and FL Pulp & Paper Association Environmental Affairs, Inc.--News Services of Florida / 9.14.16.


~~~ Florida Elder Law Updates for August & September, 2016...
   * 9/20- Medicare Opens Enrollment begins October 15.
   * 8/21-Social Security Administration reverses text message requirements
   * 8/20-New Digital Assets Law
   * 8/9- Supreme Court rules homestead property sale proceeds safe from secure creditors...Karplaw.com/page/elder-law-updates.

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