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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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~~~ More Than a Million Ballots Already Requested...Counties have until Sept. 24 to send out bote-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 overssers were wrong to do away wwith a governing controversal "designated player" card games hyears after regulators first approved it; because state law involving this type of gambling is ambiguous, regulators must replace the old rul 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.

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*** What Are The Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation...It can endanger drivers; Impair judgment; May cause varied troubles due to pain tolerance; can cause restless leg syndrome, sleep apena, divide sleep periods into shorter periods. Also see: wide awake. A guide to insomnia--verywell.com 3015080 by Dr. Brandon Peters, 4/12/16.

*** Here's How Much TV Watching Increases Your Risk of Early Deaths...A new study in the American Journal of Prevention has found that those who watched 3-4 hours of TV were 15% more to die during the 14-year period which they were being studied. Inactivity is bad for the immune system and a lot of TV generally means not much socializing which is important to overall health--verywelltoday.com, 5/17/16.

*** Talented Seniors: Enter Your Best Writing...Ageless Authors, the first publishing project for writers and artiswts 65+, is now accepting submissions for their first nationwide writing and art contest through August 15, 2016. Contestmants may submit short stories, essays, line drawings, poetry and cartoons, with a $15 entry fee charge. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category from #100 to $25.--For more info, email infoAagelessauthors.com or call Blvona at 972-671-0002.

*** What Not To Say to a Loved One Who Just Won't Exercise...Ask, Did you do your workout today?; You would look so much better i you exercised; So, that's your idea of a workout? Huh; 

*** Recognizing Depression in Elders...Estimated 15% of older Americans are concerned, and 20% of those in nursing homes are reported by author Jennifer Buckley, and most are not
 diagnosed. Depression symptoms sometimes include mental cloudiness or confusion. The loss of loved ones can cause loss of appetite, sleep impairment, self-pity and lethargy. National Mental Health Association offers an online depression screening test (depression-screening.org)--today'scaregiver.com, issue 889, 2/9/16.


*** How Hospice Rules Have Changed This Year...The final rule in regard to how CMS has changed from its inception in 1983 in that it stipulates a two-third system where providers are paid a higher rate during the first 60 days of given a services add-on payment for the last week of care when the level of treatment usually intensifies. Many families are unaware of available end-of-life care payments for terminally-ill patients--More info from National Hospice and Pallative Care Organization or Foundation for End-of-Life Organization, 2//16


*** When You Want To Retire But A Parent Needs Assisted Living...You shouldn't want to sacrifice your own finances to pay for their assisted living. Here are some typical sources of retirement income: Social Security; Savings or retirement accounts; Pensions; Home equity; Long-term care insurance; Investments (401ks and others) and Medicaid...aplaceformom.com article by Dana Larsen, posted 1/29/16.  


*** Strengthening Supports for Low-Income Older Adults and Family Caregivers...According to this article, one of nearly 35 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult 50+. It's a challenge for families without resources. Read this article to see what solutions are being offered to help--Written by Fay Gordon & Vanessa Barrington (with the support of The Albert & Elaine Borchard Center on Aging) as a special report on justiceinaging.org, February 2016, Advocacy Starts At Home.


*** New Heart Disease Articles...Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea; Angina & What It Means; Preventing Heart Failure After a Heart Attack; Secret Cardiology on Facebook"--about.com.heartdisease, 2/8/16.


*** New Dementia-Related & Alzheimer's Articles...Covers these headlines: Do Mood Stabilizers Help Reduce Agitation in Dementia?; In Sickness and in Health-Caring for a Spouse With Dementia; 13 Ways to Reduce Stigma and Empowers People With Dementia; Try These Types of Mnemonics To Improve Your Memory; Right or Wrong: Ethical Dilemmas in Alzheimer's Disease--about.com.alzheimer's&Dementia, 2/8/16.


*** Approaching the Topic of Paying for Senior Care Early...Talk about it early & openly: Get sign-off from your parents early; Catalog and organize as much as you can; Find out their advisors, attorneys, accountants, etc.; Have regular conversation with your parents; Set short term, intermediate and long-term goals; Remember many Americans are going through the same thing--aplaceformom.com article by Cindy Smith, 1/29/16.

*** How Does Your Elderly Parent Function?...If they are having trouble with everyday living and responsibilities, you need to address the problems you're noticing with such problems as dehydration, infection, medications and stroke can all cause changes in brain function and behavior. It's a good time to find out the the reason for memory problems and get prepared rather than wait for a crisis--aplaceformom. com, 1/25/16.

*** Do You Think Medicare Was Free?...Baby boomers (57%) have a poor understanding of it, according to a Bankers Life survey Three quarters (75%) did not know that seniors (when they turn 65 coverage begins for them) pay premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. One in seven thought Medicare was free. Only 14% knew that it did not cover long-term care--Reported in Medicareandmore, edition 26, written by Duke, Richard, 2/2/16.


*** Ways Elderly Hide Dementia Symptoms...
Quite common with those having cognitive diseases. Here are some of the symptoms they hide: Refusing to participate in an activity they once loved; Covering up problems; Being in denial of their own cognitive impairment; Keeping it secret for fear of being put into a home; having ansognosia...aplaceformom.com, 1/25/16 article by Dana Larsen.


*** Medicare & Obesity Programs... (A corrected version of a 1/20/16 news release): 71% believe Medicare should invest in programs to reduce obesity rate; 87% believe there is a problem in their state; 65% believe Medicare should expand coverage of prescription obesity medicines;
77% were unaware that federal laws specifically prohibits Medicare from covering costs;
69% were unaware that the FDA has found current obesity prescriptions are safe and effective in treating obesity--The Gerontology Society of America. More info from Todd Kluss at
1-202-587-2839.


*** Don't Talk Money With Your Honey...It's not all that romantic says a study by Fidelity Investments of 1,057 couples with minimum of $7500-100,000 in investable assets. Conducted by GfK's Public Affairs & Corporate Communications division in April 2015--For more info, call 1-617-563-5800 or visit fidelity.com/about, 2/2/16.


*** February is "American Heart Month"..Here are some recent headlines & stories that might be of interest to you: High Cholesterol: Are You at Risk?; Changing Your Lifestyle to Control Your Lipids; Smoking effects and your Cholesterol;
Six Ways to Prevent High Cholesterol--about.com.cholesterol, 2/3/16.

*** New Online Free Social Security Account...You can avoid going to a S/S office and waiting in line with a mySocialSecurity account--socialsecurity.gov/myaccount, 2/2/16.

*** NIH Launches Public Health Campaign on Link Between Hypertension and Brain Health...Mind Your Risks raises awareness of the link between high blood pressure and cognitive impairment--For more info: mindyourrisk.nih.gov or call 1-301-496-5924 (Marian Emr or Margo Warren) ,  2/1/15.


*** Heart Disease Reports...The Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction; Arrhythmogenic right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy; The AV Node and Its Significance; Is Red Yeast Rice Effective for Cholesterol?; Secret Cardiology on Facebook--about.com.heartdisease, 2/1/16.

*** Investment Strategies As Retirement Nears...It changes as you near, from one financial advisor. Called "Sleep Well at Night" (SWAN), Michael Ladin's wealth and income preservation plan strategies include: What will happen if the market goes up; if it goes through a correction; will I run out of money if I live a long time; what happens if my spouse dies prematurely; and what's going to happen if I need long-term care or home health care--Visit Michael@ladinfinancialgroup. com, or call 1-305-444-4898, 1/31/16.

*** Baby Boomers' Concerns About Moving An Aged Loved One to a Senior Community...Holiday Retirement survey found these concerns: Having a tough conversation; Choosing the right senior living option; Alleviating guilty feelings; Making the move to senior living count--huffingtonpost.com  article on 1/28/16 by Jamison Gosselin (Also includes other interesting subjects: The sustaining knock on the door; Serious questions to plan your future; How to keep tabs on an elderly parent with video monitoring, and more.)


~~~ Free Elder Care...Elder Helpers volunteers are willing to help with carrying groceries, run errands, give rides, entertain, help with phone calls, writing letters and reading, help with cleaning and cooking. There are said to be 10,000 volunteers who want to give back to the community or to help elders--Contact elderhelpers.org for help or volunteering.


*** Fake Social Security eMail...Subject line says "Get Protected"and the eMail talks about new SSA features that can help taxpayers monitor their credit reports and know about unauthorized use of their S/S numbers.  It's a phishing eMail to get you to click on a scammer link to help them install malware-the viruses & spyware-on your computer--Posted 1/27/16 by Amy Herbert, Consumer Education Specialist FTC. (Editor's Note: Would advise to check with the FTC or S/S about the authenticity of this report).

*** Senior Living Newsletter...Headlines for included stories: Senior Care Types Explained; How to Claim Caregiver Tax Deductions; Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems; Free Living Planning Guide; Guide to U.S. Veteran Benefits--aplaceformom,com.

*** U.S. Overlooks Topical Treatment of Pain Instead of Taking Pills...Consumers can use this method instead of using pills, says holistic Dr. Sylvia Hesse of NYC. The FDA approved the first OTC topical NSAID (solanpas.us) that can be used to treat both mild and moderate back, joint and muscle pain--To learn more about this pain-relieving treatment patch, plus a FREE sample, solanpassamples.com  manufactured by Hisamitsa America, 1/26/16.

*** Heart Disease, Related Factors, May Increase Risk of Early Death for Dementia Patients...Men were at higher risk than women, according to review findings of 12 studies with over 305,000 participants. Dr. Irene van de Vorst, lead author of the Journal of the American Geriatrics study, said "The findings might be supportive concerning advance care planning for elderly dementia individuals...Heart Disease Weekly, 1/31/16. 


*** Arthritis & Joint Conditions...Here's a headline review of recent articles connected with various aspects of this health problem: Gold for Rheumatoid arthritis-Is it still used?; What is viscosupplementation?; Early aggressive rheumatoid arthritis treatment; Mobility aids-What people with arthritis need to know; Fibromyalgia Screening quiz--about.com. Arthritis & Joint, 1/27/16 by Carol Eustice.

*** Recent Stories About Depression...
Consider these headlines to help you increase your knowledge about this subject: What is "Prozac Poop-Out?"; What does "Not otherwise specified (NOS)" mean?"; What is a provisional diagnosis vs a differential diagnosis?; How to taper off your antidepressant--about.com.depression article by Nancy Schimelpfening, 1/27/16.


*** Functional Mobility and Balance Outcome Measurements...They can be used to help set goals, to make prognosis, and to direct physical therapy treatments. Other tests include the functional reach; The six minute walk; The tinetti balance and gait evaluation; The Berg balance scale--Visit physical therapy.about.com article by Bfett Sears, update 1/15/16 (Teaching Progress in Physical Therapy). 


*** Macular Degeneration Patients See Wisdom of Seeing Two Types of Doctors...Marks a shift in best practices for treating this vision-robbing disease. To locate qualified low-vision optometrist go to ialvs.com or call 1-888-778-2030--See complete article by Richard Shulcliner, O.D. at 1-888-610-2020 or contact Tracy LeRoux at 1-800-291-0530, 1/20/16.


​*** eNewsletter Links Google Calendar & Event Pages...A recently published site with loads of basic information for seniors (not the up-to-date 3X-a-week SNW.com we publish)--Visit Senioreresourcesguide.com or ssrginfo@seniorresource.guide.com, 1/25/16.


*** Articles Concerning Alzheimer's...This "what's New" report covers new articles about the disease: 1) How your touch can make a difference for people with dementia; 2) Why families may choose not to give antibiotics in late dementia patients; 3) Did the doctor say you have mild cognitive impairment?; 4) Mental exercise: fun ways to stretch your brain; 5) Try this tasty fat to reduce your dementia risk;
6) How to talk to someone with dementia about quitting driving; 7) Do you know these less less-common symptoms of Lewy Body dementia?--about.com.alzheimer's by Esther Heerema, sent 1/25/16.


*** Hypothermia & Older Adults...Tips for staying safe in cold weather: When going outside in cold weather wear a hat, scarf and gloves or mittens; Wear several layers of loose clothing to help trap warm air between the layers; Check with your doctor to see if prescription or OTC medications may increase the risk; Keep house temp at 68 degrees; Wear long underwear along with socks and slippers; Use a blanket or afghan to keep legs and shoulders warm and wear a cap indoors--NIA.gov or call 1-800-222-2225 for more info and free government services, 1/25/16.


*** What You Need to Know About Atherosclerois...It's a chronic, progressive disease in which plaques build up in the walls of arteries and can plug up blood flow, and causes more deaths and disabilities than any other disease. To control it eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, keep your weight at an acceptable level, no smoking, and making sure your blood level is in a good range--heartdisease.about.com article by Dr. Richard Fogoros, 1/25/16.


​*** Seniors and Their Savings Bonds...Almost 50 million Americans, and a majority of seniors, own U.S. Savings Bonds (Series A-D, E, EE, I, H and HH), and probably don't know exactly what they are worth. You can use SavingsBonds.com VIP membership to learn more about them and more--Story by Jackie Brahney (jbrahney@savingsonds.com or savingsbondsgal complimentary calculator, 1/20/16

*** SeniorSpirit January Report...Features these stories: Delirium a Serious Threat for Older Hospital Patients; Looking for medical bargains (medical tourism); Don't Fall in Love With a Romance Scammer; Let an Online Manager Protect Your Passwords; Teens introduce Seniors to the Internet; Famous and age 65 (celebrities due this month)...Information@csa.us, 1/20/16.

*** New Healthy Bathroom Squat Solution...
TURBO has just launched a bathroom device that relaxes the intestinal kink (caused by sitting) which allows for optimal release by adding foot stimulation on the pressure points of the feet that gets things moving. Allows users to comfortably squat on the pot and enjoy a stimulating foot massage which helps trigger a healthy bowel movement--For more info, contact Scott Ledingham at 613-806-7135, 1/21/16.


*** Latest Report on Internet & E-mail Scams to Avoid...1) The Nigerian 419 Scam; 2) Advance fees paid for a guaranteed loan or credit cards; 3) Lottery scams; 4) Phishing e-mails and phony web pages; 5) Items for sale overpayment scam; 6) Employment search overpayment scam;
7) Disaster relief scams; 8) Travel scams;
9) "Make Money Fast: chain emails; 10) "Turn your computer into a money-making machine--by Paul Gil, notforbeginners.about.com., 1/24/16.


EDITOR'S NOTE: See article in right column about Senior's rights to copies of their medical records from doctors and hospitals.


*** Is Food the Answer to Help Solve Life's Senior Problems?...Now there's a meal sampling app available called "Silver Cuisine." Sponsored by bistrolMD and AARP, meal delivery service is said to bring healthy meals to active senior's doors which include ones for those with dietary restrictions. A complimentary trial period is available to try it out, plus get the usual 10% AARP discount--More details, visit silvercuisine.com, 1/15/16.

*** Best Exercises for Seniors...Issued by the National Institutes of Health, here's what is covered: Strength exercises; Balance exercises; Stretching exercises; and Endurance exercises--Seniorliving.about.com article by Sharon O/Brien on 12/16/15 (Related articles shown include: The Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults; Physical Activity Improves Life Expectancy; Why Stretching is Great for Older Adults; How aging changes your bones, joints, organs & Hormones).

*** Eat Nuts & Seeds for a Longer, Healthier Life...They are calorie dense and are not for snacking and are good replacements for an oil-based salad dressing made from vinegar and seeds/nuts. They are also a flavorful food for heart health & diabetics and include almonds, walnuts, pistachios, Mediterranean seeds and sesame seeds. Best eaten raw or slightly toasted
--wellness.com/blog/13278808 by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., 1/15/16.

*** Lifespans Are Long Enough Debate...Average American lives for 78 years. This debate, produced by the Intelligence Squared U.S features Paul Root Wolpe (Director, Emory Center for Ethics) argues for motion; Aubrey de Grey (Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder, SENS) and Brian Kennedy (CEO & President Back Institute for Research on Aging) argue against the motion; To be held at the Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St., NYC from 6:45-8:15pm on Wednesday, February 3--Available online (IQ2Lifespans or IQ2's app (shorefi.re/VT wKwx), 1/14/16.

*** Ways to Beat The High Cost of Assisted Living... .Here are some ways: Plan ahead and do your research; Get it right the first time; Ask about price flexibility; Consider a different location; Compare a-la-carte with inclusive pricing; Share a room; Explore veteran benefits; Compare care types; Get personalized advice--aplaceformom article by Sarah Stevenson, 1/13/16.

*** Health Tech Insider Report on the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show Show
   1) Smart Socks to Help Seniors...Called "Sensoria Walk" for those with mobility issues (recovering from injury, chronic conditions, or stroke, and those seniors at risk of falling). Allows professionals and caregivers to monitor cadence, motion, gait, and other factors to analyze a patient's condition and guide treatment--Will be available as an app on the Apple Store early this year; also go to sensoria.com.
    2) Connected Hearing Aids Get Better...Linx latest model was shown. Boosts a range of new features designed to help those with hearing loss with sounds of their world more effectively. Key is that these devices connect to a smart phone, tablet or even a smart watch to give the most controls over the settings and performance. Many other new improvements--resound.com.
    3) Shocking Solutions for Nausea...Caused from motion sickness and one company has a new product that uses electricity to treat symptoms called "Relief Band." Worn on the underside of your wrist and delivers a pattern of electrical pulses that send a signal to your brain which blocks nausea sensations--reliefband.com.
   4) Take My Temp But Don't Touch Me...Call "MythermoBW-CX10", it is an infrared touchless device using technology to obtain temperature with  energy emitted from the temporal artery--Mythermo.com.

   

*** Shocking Rise in Senior Poverty Predicted...In late December last year, Teresa Ghilarducci who is a renowned economist from the New School for Social Research, published a piece in The Atlantic in which she used current rates of senior poverty to project that 25 million seniors will live in poverty by 2050. That's an increase of 180% from today. WHCOA released a final report with no mention of this coming crisis--See info at justiceinaging 1/14/16 report to lead to other news.


>>> Assisted Living vs. Memory Care...Both are fast-growing options of long-term care. Assisted iiving combines bathing, eating and dressing. Memory care is a form of long-term skilled nursing for those afflicted with Alzheimer's, dementia and other problems if you can't take care of yourself with daily living problems--To learn more and other differences, see article by Sarah Stevenson on aplaceformom.com blog 2013-3-4 posted 4/11/15, or call 1-855-602-6348.

*** CMS Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) New Participants...121 are to supply initiatives designed to improve the care patients who are receiving health care benefits and lower costs. Participants in the Shared Savings Program (SSP), Next Generation ACO Model, Pioneer ACO Model, and the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model serving 8.9 million beneficiaries in 477 ACOs--For more info, visit their web pages, 1/11/16.

*** Financial Expert Redefines Retirement in New Book...Titled "Retire Inspired," it covers way people view saving for retirement and equips them with knowledge and know-how to properly prepare for long-term financial success. He says, "I want people to live the retirement they have always dreamed of, and its financial numbers about the amount of money they need to live during their retirement years"--Published by Ramsey Press, retireinspiredbook.com. More info, call Meg Grunke, 615-663-8660.

*** Report Shows 45% Are Now Saving for Retirement...According to a USA Today report on survey responses from Fidelity, Americans are finally doing something right when it comes to saving for retirement in the year ending 2013, up from 32% to 43%. In 2015 savings increased 8.5% from 7.3% in 2013. Survey still shows they need help due to life longevity and better planning services, and when they started to receive S/S benefits--Medicare and more, #265, issued 1/12/16.

*** National Council on Aging (NCOA) Celebrates 65th Anniversary of Service...Improves the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling; served more than 1.4 million individuals in FY15 in these categories: Economic security; Healthy aging; Public Policy & Action, News; Get involved; Resources--ncoa.org/about, 1/12/16.

*** How to Safely Dispose of Unusual Medicines...Especially arthritis medications. See this article subheads: Should you flush them down the toilet?; Should you pour them down the sink? Should you throw them in the trash?; Should you return them to the pharmacy?; Should you return them to your doctor?; What to consider; The bottom line--arthritis.about.com article by Carol Eustice, updated 1/10/16.


*** The Secret of Extending Your Life...Don't argue or fight with your spouse, children or friends, which is just as important as your diet and exercise. Researchers found that stresses related to excess demands, conflicts and arguing were linked to 50-100% of increased risk of death from any cause (arguing was the most harmful). Here are tips on turning arguments into peaceful moments: Isolate your triggers; Create a list of choices; Pay attention to how you react; Ignore the words of the person picking a fight with you; Listen for the emotions; Help the other person understand their feelings; Don't trivialize others' emotions--wellness.com/blog by Doug Noll, 1/11/16.

*** Ways to Get Most Out of Every Day...
Condensed heads from this new book: "The Thriver's Edge-7 Keys to Transform the Way You Live, Love and Lead," by Donna Stonaham, Ph.D:  Be grateful; Be present; Focus on your purpose; Move your body; Quiet your mind; Appreciate your abundance; Pay it forward--200 pages on Kindle. ISBN: 978-1-63152-9804 on Amazon.

*** Learn More About Addressing Your Health Information...Used to help individuals improve their ability to monitor chronic conditions, stick with treatment plans, track progress in wellness programs, and identify and correct erroneous information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 has supported this right--For detailed data, visit directorship.nih.gov article by Dr. Francis Collins, posted 1/12/16.

*** Recent FDA's Effort to Lower-Cost Hearing Aid Alternatives...New efforts are being made to better understand how the agency can appropriately balance patient safety while encouraging advancements in hearing aide technology and high costs. This is of special interest to seniors 70+ (30%). One company applauded FDA for their attempt (IntriCon Corp.)
--1/11/16 Newswire. 

*** Juggling With Senior Care Questions This Year...What are Medicaid and the VA benefits impacted by paying for care?; How can you pay for care today?' Getting the most value from your home;; VA pension of aid and attendance; Using investments to pay for care--Article from Elderlife Financial Services, call 1-888-228-4500 for more info, 1/8/16.

*** New Type of Research Needed About Length of Life...Right now we wait until people get sick and spend a fortune trying to keep them alive; some aging research should try to keep the aging healthy with their longer lives and research should focus on what we should know the intrinsic process that drives diseases that should be slowed down. A recent study has yielded a number of associations with lifestyle habits and longer lives via diet, foods we eat, daily exercise and more. Most people want to live longer only if they walk, talk and think in their declining years--Article by Courtney Perkes in the Orange County (CA) Register News, 1/8/16. For more info contact cperkes@ocregister.com.

>>> Signs Aging Parents Need Help...Plus how you can help: House & yard care/maintenance incomplete; disheveled clothing; broken appliances; changes in mood or extreme swings; spoiled, expired groceries; poor personal hygiene; cluttered, dirty, disorganized house; depressed and low energy temperament; unexplained bruising; trouble getting up from seated positions; missing important appointments; uncertainty and confusion when performing familiar tasks; forgetfulness; poor diet and weight loss; late payments /checks bounce; loss of interest in hobbies/activities; forgetting to take medications; unexplained dents & scratches on car--aplaceformom.com blog by Dana Larsen on 12/20/15.


*** Conceive and Achieve Your Life By Using Some of These Tips...Conceive It: You've got  to want it; Make realistic resolutions Achieve It: Don't procrastinate; Learn from your failures; Acknowledge that you will slip and forgive yourself; Get support--Article by Nancy Shimelpfening, Depression Expert, depression.about.com, updated 12/30/15.


*** How To Get Rid of Toenail Fungus Fast At a Reasonably Cost...A common senior problem, here's what you need: 3 cups of antiseptic mouthwash, 3 cups of apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, thyme oil, olive oil, 6 oz bottle with dropper, toothbrush). Action: Soak toes in basin with mouthwash & apple cider for half an hour; dry thoroughly; apply drops of oil mixtures for 15 minutes on nails; scrub mixture on nails with toothbrush. Repeat until fungus clears up--Story in ehow.com_5186950 by Tammi Clements, ehow contributor.

*** Ask Your Doctor These Important Questions Concerning Diagnoses He May Give You...The following questions can help you, caregivers and family members gather basic info about your
health: What are the symptoms of the diagnosis:: What are you able to do or not do?; What are the most helpful things that can be done; How can more info be gotten in the medications being subscribed/; What is the plan for further treatment?; What options are available if the diagnosis gets worse?; Can I have a copy of the records?; How can I reach you if there are further questions?:--Guest article by Max Zubatosky in Today's Caregiver.com, 1/17/16 issue #880.


























































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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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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016


~~~ Justice in Aging News Headlines in Review...Justice for Older Adults in Nursing Homes; California Launches Landmark SSI Bill to Governor; Save the Date for the Dignity for All Forum (Nov. 15); Durable Medical Equipment for Medicaid Recipients Critical; Penalties Minimal for Nursing Home Deaths--


~~~ Film Study: Pop Culture Stereotypes Aging Americans...Studies from Humana and USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism reveal prevalence of ageism in film and the power of embracing a healthy mindset for healthy aging. "Seniors are rarely seen on screen, and when they are, they are ridiculed"--Humana: Mark Mathis, 312-441-5010, or mmathis@humana.com / 9.13.16.


~~~ Investors: Boom Coming in Connected Healthcare...Health care costs continue to surge. New companies are using powerful cloud-computing networks and connected devices to stem the tide. Medicare estimates that it spends $17 billion each year on avoidable readmission costs for patients--moneyandmarkets.com, 9.13.16 story by Jon Markman.


~~~ Learn How to Save Even More During National Coupon Month...Here are a few tips from the CEO of BeFrugal.com; How to Stack Coupons with Cash Back Deals; Which are the best stores that offer price matching-plus other tips--altia@befrugal.com / 9.14.16.

~~~ Managing Heart  & Stroke Conditions Headlines...The path to a healthier heart; Lower our risk of a second heart attack; What is venous thromboembolism?; Learn about cryptogenic strokes;Try one of our new recipes--Americanheartassociation.com / 9.14.16.

~~~ Avoid Deadly Drug Interactions...Medication-Medication Interactions; Herbal Remedies; Food-Drug Interactions; Drug Reactions; Online Drug Interaction Databases--caregiverenewsletter, Issue 949 / 9.13.16.


~~~ Is There A Cure for Aging?...Cornell scientist reveals vitamin that may hold the key to significantly slow down or reverse the main symptoms of aging--Video story.l ivecellreseaarch.com Gescale Maxinotice or Niagen@wegols.com / 9.13.16.


~~~ We May No Longer Be Dominating the Polls--New analysis by Pew Research indicates the baby boomers and older generations may have seen the last election where they were dominate force at the polls--Medicare and more, Issue 296, published by dukerichard.com, Issue 296, 9.13.16.

~~~ 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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WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 & 16, 2016


~~~ Steps to Take for Retirement...Sign up for Medicare: Make a retirement budget; Maximize Social Security; Review your portfolio; Set your withdrawl plans; Weigh pension choices; Consider an annuity--kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T047-C000-S002-what-to-do-in-the-year-before-you-retire.html, 9.12.16.

~~~ Ford Foundation on Disability Rights...Announced it was focusing its grant making on equally as well as race, gender, and class-Cites U.S. people with disabilities are the poorest of the poor in America--Jennifer Lasiylo Mizraki (202-365-0787-RespectAbility- or Lauran Applebaum (202-591-0787.

~~~ How the Ocean Impacts Your Health In a Big Way...Marine phytoplankton is a nutrient from the ocean that can do our body a wall of wonders. "Ocean Alive" is said to be the purest, most effective superfood targeting a wide range of health issues that seniors encounter--tharrington@5WPR.om, or call 646-632-4571/ 9.12.16.

​~~~ New Book Explores "Happiness in America-America the Anxious"...By Ruth Whippman. Book is part humorous travelogue, part journalistic investigation into a pressing cultural phenomena, plus comical stories--Goes on sale Oct. 4.See our Book Review sometime during October.

~~~ Exercise Cannot Undue Damage of Sitting...American Heart Association now saying that people who sit too much cannot undo the toll being sedentary is taking on their health. And the problem only gets worse with age.--Laura Baumgarten, 630-299-9616/ 2.12.16.

~~~ MD+Metabolism Expert Talks in National Cholesterol Education Month...This talk is especially for seniors. Connect with Caroline Cederquist, MD & metabolism expert and creator of bistroMD (Silver Cuisine) which caters to helping those 65+ eat healthier foods without having to sacrifice taste--Kristin Meenagh, 616-843-1802/ 9.13.16.

~~~ New VA Loan Program...Get up to $417,000 through a VA loan. Lock in a low rate; Save on closing costs; Re-fi to lower monthly payments--veteransvaloans.com/?cpAFID=234&cpSID=-02150, or call 1-888-663-7079. 

~~~ Hearing Tech Announcements That Could Benefit Older Adults...The hearing aid industry considers changing (ReSound; Oticon; Eargo; Cochlear; iHearMedical--aginginplacetechnologywatch.com / 9.13.16.

~~~  Switchmate Smart Lighting Ideal for Seniors...These automatic lighting controls are said to improve senior's quality of life; especially important to people with mobility issues or declining eyesight. Can be used on any standard light switch--switchmate.com, or call kellyodle@gmail.co, or 714-46-0894 / 9.12.16.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016


~~~ The Money Follows the Person Program Needs Your Help With Congress...The program helps older adults with disabilities transfer out of institutional and into community-based settings is under threat. Has helped more than 51,000 people since 2005. Contact your congressperson to continue programs which expire the end of September--Use the National Consumer's Voice for Quality Long-Term Care website (justiceinaging.com

~~~ Quick Guide to Getting Second Opinions While on Medicare...What are my options if I am on original Medicare Advantage programs?--mymedicarematters.org/8.16.16.

~~~ Could Amazon's Echo and Alexa Be Useful for In-Home Care?...A interesting article appearing on this website--aginginplcetechnologywatch.com/9.5.16.

~~~ Social Security Should Be There When You Need It...Congress has cut the S/S budget by 10% which resulted waiting for a claim to be processed that now takes 575 days on average. Congress wants to cut more on a new funding bill in the House by over $250 million in 2017. Contact your congressional rep to fully fund S/S Administration or things may get worse--justiceinaging.com.

~~~  Silence Your Snoring Partner...With a "Nora," there's nothing you have to wear to bed, no masks, no dentures or nose strips--Visit smartnora.com for more info.

~~~ How To Conquer Stress in New Book...Called "Enjoy Stress" this 75-page instructional guide leads readers through the stress management process using easy-to-remember acronyms and instructions--kweismiller@bohlsengroup.com.

~~~ Fear of Growing Old May Be Stronger Than Fear of Death...
Researchers at the Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health says about one in six young and middle aged U.S. adults wants to die before age 80--Article in Medicare and more, Issue #295, 9.6.16, published by DukeRichard.com. Original article was in journal Aging & Society.

~~~ Assisted Living vs Memory Care...Around 70% of those over 65 will need long-term care according to the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services. There are differences between assisted living and long-term care. This article discusses the topic--aplaceformom.com/2013-3-4-assisted-living-vs-memory-care by Sarah Stevenson, or call
1-866-738-8939.

~~~ Seniors Plan To Fend for Yourself If Hospitalized...When entering you should start planning for your release. It's a mistake to rely on hospital staff. Ask plenty of questions and push for answers..Comments by Mary Naylor, director of the New Courtland for Transitions & Health @ U of PA. Article in Medicare and more,Issue 295/9.6.16,
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016


~~~ Personalized Medicine Coalition Commends Group...U.S. Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel recognized the importance of identifying which patient populations will benefit from the most promising cancer treatments in its accelerating process in the field--personalizedmedicinecoalition.com/ 9.7.16.


~~~  AARP Releases Special Edition: Finance & Retirement Digital Magazine...Readers get access to a complete guide to making financial decisions related to investment and retirement--AARP Publications App and online (cobarnww.com/ 9.7.16.


~~~  Harsh Realities of the U./S. Organ-trafficking Industry Film...Called 'Money Back Guarantee' by Prime Brown, scheduled to open on November 5 in Rosewell, GA. Is said to be a 'spine-tingling' film based on the underground multi-million dollars market--shimodafilms.com/ 9.6.16.


~~~  Consumer Technology Association Foundation & IBM Launch Report Showing How New Technology Can Improve Lives of an Aging Society...Report called 'Outthink Aging' says new technology, partnership, ideas and business models will be needed, including: health, connections, security, dignity and independence--CTAFoundation.tech, or IBMAccessibilitypage/ 9.8.16.


~~~  Preserving Patient History...An article covering the aspects of why, how to do it, by Nora Triephe--caregiver.com / Issue #945/ 8.30.16.

~~~  Clever Tips to Prevent Wandering...Get ready; Prepare the home; Make a path where its safe to wander; Keep walkways well lit; Remove or disable guns; Place medications in a locked door; Remove tripping hazards--Caregiverstress.com or the Alzheimer's Association.


~~~ Giving Proper Care to Mom & Dad...Key areas of concern: Are they healthy?; Are your parents having regular checkups?; Are they taking the correct medications?; Are they eating right?; Are they safe?; Is there a plan for an emergency?; Can they be financially secure?; Are they socializing enough?; Is their paperwork in order?--Caregiver.com #948 / 9.8.16.


~~~  Part D Costs in 2017...Charts show what's up for the Prescription Drug benefits, Standard plan cost sharing & the doughnut hole--ncoa.org + headline/ 9.6.16 (Also see other Headlines on Site).


~~~  The Internet & Loneliness Among Older Adults...Research; Imagine those who never speak to anyone at all; Mitigating loneliness should get more focused; AARP & others trying to help to be more proficient online--aginginplacetechnologywatch.com/ 9.8.16.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016


​~~~ Your Aging Metabolism...Starts at age 35 and ages faster at an accelerated rate. Some telltale signs: Loss of sexual desire;Trouble sleeping; Cold hands and feet; Hot flashes; Mood swings; A fading memory...and excess body fat, especially around the waist for men, and thighs and hips for women--support@biotrustnews.com/9.5.16.

~~~ Article of Interest to Seniors...From 9.3.16 Senior Living Newsletter published by aplaceformom.com: Family conflicts over elderly parents; Board & care homes for seniors; Seniors Fearful of reporting fraud; Poll of what amenities are most important to seniors + more--call
877-609-5677 for more info.

~~~ What Are Medicare Part D Penalties?...There is a late penalty premium for not joining Medicare Part D drug plan when you first become eligible for Medicare at 65. This article covering this fact in Social Security's "A Guide to Part D Penalties"--mymedicarematters@ncoa.org/9.1.16.

~~~  Stories in Recent Edition of Today's Caregiver...Gone phishin' too; Hiring an in-house caregiver-What you know won't help you; When family pets cannot move with your loved ones...+ more--newsletter@caregiver.com/9.1.16.

~~~  NIH Review on Non-drug Approaches for Treatment of Common Pain Conditions...U.S. study reviews trial results on complementary health approaches for pain relief to assist with pain management--NIHinfo@od.nih.gov, or nccih.nih.gov/pain_review/9.1.16.

~~~  CMS Request For Information...Wants to know info to learn if health care providers/affiliated organizations are steering people elegible for receiving Medicare/Medicaid into individual marketplace plans so they can get higher payment rates--info@justiceinaging.com/by 9.22.16.

~~~  New Book by Longtime Palliative Care Australian Nurse...Illustrates how others have best prepared for the final journey. Book, "As Good As Goodbyes Get-A Window Into Death & Dying" is said by her agent to process her own feelings about death while removing fears and taboos that Western societies often feel (Not reviewed by this editor)--By Joy Nugent; Dorrance Book Store.com either 978-048091372 (softcover $16; or 978-1480917774 e-book, $11).

~~~  Happy Senior Center Month...Happens through September.
Sponsored by National Institute of Senior Centers. Visit one near you to see what goes on--membership@ncoa.org/8.31.16.

~~~  Tips to Overcome Emotional Eating, Lose Weight and Improve Health...Dr. Susan Albers, a nationally recognized psychologist, recommends soaking in Epsom Salt, drinking tea and stocking up on magnesium to rejuvenate, reduce stress and improve emotional intelligence--Full story at pamolowitz@mowers.co, or call
704-916-6163/8.29.16.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016


~~~ Tell Your Members of Congress to Support BENES Act...The Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act would improve improve Part B Medicare enrollment through better notice, updated enrollment periods and more--info@justiceinaging.com/8.25.16.


~~~ Stress Relief for Good Brain Health...Best ways to manage it: Write down what you are feeling; Let your feelings out; Do something you enjoy; Focus on the present; Remember last time how you dealt with stress--partner.brookdale.com/Health and Wellness/8.16.16.


~~~ Medicare 2017 Costs / Benefits...COLA may rise to .2% (For thos receiving say !,335 per month, you'll get $2.67/mo. However, Part premium may rise from $121.50 to $149, but may stay the same due to the Hold Harmless Act. It's complicated--See Medicare and more, issue #294 published by dukerichard.com, or call 1-954-297-4501.


~~~ August Marked Social Security's 81st Anniversary...Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, S/S has evolved in using the Internet with 37% of the workforce teleworking and 79% of consumers shopping the list of other services on the computer--socialsecurity.gov.


~~~ Tech-Enabled Home Care--What is it, What should It Be...Subheads: Who expects that most seniors will move to assisted living?,But Not that Many; As the caregivers support ratio worsens, there will be a shortage of in-home care workers; Home care and its underpinning technology seems to surging; What is tech-enabled home care and what it should be?--a


~~~ Profile of the Average Assisted Living Resident...An 87-year-old woman who remains for an average of 22 months; Net worth for folks 75+ equity is $155,714. Occupancy is unchanged in senior housing at 89% for the past three years. Inventory has outpaced absorption. Over time, AARP has predicted the care gap will widen as the boomer population ages into their 80s; + more--aginginnplacetechnologywatch.com of 8.30.16.


~~~ Tips for Making Decisions for Your Financial Future...Dept. of Labor says less than half of all Americans have taken time to calculate how much is needed to be saved for retirement. Tips: Look for alternatives; Save something; Avoid debt; Commit to a plan; Get counseling--dol.gov/ebsa/publications/ways-to--prepare.html. Also see mynac.com/8.30.16, or call Cher Murphy, 571-263-2128.


~~~ Preventing Falls Through Exercise...A Q&A interview between Gary Barg, Editor-n-Chief of Today's Caregiver and Francesca Fisher, creator of GereFit (Gerative Fitness) is one you don't want to miss intelligent, useful article-Today's Caregiver magazine newsletter of 8.31.16
~~~ Give Healing Encouragement With Random Acts of Flowers (RAF)...FTD donates fresh flowers each week so that RA?F can deliver them to health care facilities to give recipients hope and moment of healing. ProFlowers is donating $1 to RAF for every one of RAF bouquets purchased up to Dec. 31, 2016, to a maximum of $20,000--FTD.com, or call for more info at 858-638-4834 (Emily Mosbrucher) 9.1.16.
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​FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016


~~~ Protecting Your Social Security Number from Identify Theft...Someone can steal the the number by: Using your wallet where most people store it; From your purse, or mail; Obtain personal info you provide to an unsecured site on the Internet; Rummaging through your trash; Posing by phone or email as someone who needs info about you. This article shows howto protect yourself...
socialsecuriaty.gov + head, 1686/8.20.16.


~~~ Helping Older Cannabis Patients...This new smartphone app can help those using medical marijuana. Called "PotBotics" app, its useful to people trying to navigate the dozens of different kinds of marijuana they may encounter at their dispensaries--drew@nison.com.


~~~ Medicare Hospital Ratings Controversial, Surprising...First ever set of overall ratings for hospital quality, bestowing on only 3% of facilities nationwide--go to Medicare.gov.HospitalCompare.


~~~ How Music Improves the Lives of Alzheimer's Patients...A Brown University study found that personalized music to reconnect these patients with their lost memories with identity; showed improvement in behavioral & psychological symptoms of depression, anxiety, agitationand aggression, and decreased their use of antipsychotic medication--bit,ly/zicQG. (Shore Fire Media.com) or call 718-522-7171.


~~~ Controversial Medicare Hospital Rule Changing...If you were not not omitted at a rehab-nursing home or skilled one, old rules said Medicare would not pay your bill. New law now in force requires hospitals to notify patients that if they stay 24 hours without being formally admitted (and in observation status) patient must have stayed  days in hospital as an in-patient-- Medicare and more, Issue 292, published by dukerichard.com, or call 954-297-4501.


~~~ Tech Helps Doc Support Aging-in-Place...A majority of seniors 65+ have health conditions that are risky (hypertension, hear disease, falls) and biosensor technologies provide 24/7 monitoring vital health indicators and falls, such is a new one from Vitalpath that is worn on the chest for three days at a time--For more info, visit vitalconnect.com, or call Laura Baumgarten at 480-264-5133.


~~~ New Sagely Weekly Pill Organizer...It ain't your mamma's pillbox. Here's what it said to make it special: Has own app; travel friendly; Genius lid-back; See everything clearly; Fits multiple pills and vitamins; Super easy to open; AM or PM two sided. $34.95--
SagleyWeeklyPillOrganizer.com.


~~~ Should Your Aging Parent Move In With You?...Covers benefits and drawbacks. What kind of care will they need?; What is the reality of the personal assistance and supervision you can provide?; What is the relationship like?; Is your home accommodating?; Will the member of the family contributing to the expenses?; What do they feel about the situation?; What kind of social life offers a lived one?--aplaceformom.com/blog of 8.15.16 by Dana Larson.


~~~ American Heart Association & American Stroke Association Bequest Survey...Your input is important to these groups. Take a 5-minute survey and receive a "Leaving Legacy: Your Will & Estate Planning Guide," designed to help you save time and money whilereaching your financial & legacy planning goals--usII.campaign-archive 2.Com, or call 1-888-227-5242 for a paper copy mailed to you
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016


~~~ U.S. News & World Report--Senior Headlines...Seniors Turning to Uber, Airbnb & Gig Economy for Extra Income; How To Identify Alzheimer's Symptoms; Warm Weather Safety for Seniors; How Pokemon GO is Helping Seniors Recover From Injury; Ending Senior Homelessness Is A National Priority; Steps To Intervene When Elderly Relative Needs Help; Best Ways for Nursing Home Residents To Stay Active; Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice; Study: Younger Seniors Amass More End-of-Life Care Than Oldest Americans + more--Google (usnews.com/topics/subjects/senior_citizens) articles by Maryalene La Pointer on 8/25/16.


~~~ Pension Crisis Dead Ahead...Seniors of the future may be affected, according to this blog by Boris Schlossberg. He said, "The gap is unfunded liabilities is $3.5 trillion that still have utterly unrealistic assumptions of 8% annual growth with about $500 billion in the private sector, caused by life longevity, and they are effectively irreparable"--moneyandmarkets.com/pensioncrisis/8.29.16.


~~~ Help Save Lives While Receiving Financial Benefits...The American Heart Association's brochure, "Smart Solutions: Easy Way To make The Most Of Your Money," tells how to receive payments for life at 9% annually based on your age, decrease income taxes--heart.org/incomebenefits/article.jsp#.V781kJgrKhd.


~~~ Medicare Terms You Need to Know...Includes: Difference between copay and deductible; Medicare-approved charge; DME provider; Formularies and drug restrictions--mymedicarematters.org/definitions. 8.16.


~~~ US Department of Labor Announces Final Rule on State Payroll Deduction IRA Accounts...Also allows cities to create programs. Covers IRA programs for workers who do not have access to workplace savings arrangements for retirement--Forthcoming in Federal Register,dol.gov/ebsa; 8.25.16.


~~~ Assisted Computer Keyboards, Accessible Desks  Software...
Computer aid for those who need Braille, Low vision, alternative keyboard & accessories; adaptive software; Accessible desks & table and lots more--maxiaids.com, or call 1-800-822-6294.


~~~ NIH Establishes New Research Program to Address Health Disparities of Chronic Diseases...The National Institute on Minority & Health Disparitries is launching the Transdaplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research on Chronic Diseases to reopen to the needs for more robust ecological approaches with $20 million in funding over five years--nih.gov/news&headlines. 8.24.16.


~~~ RideWith24 Combines With Uber to Expand Age Well Seniors Transportation of Aging Adults...Uber drivers-partners are trained to accommodate folding walkers & wheelchairs, and other mobility aids when transporting seniors--24HrHomeCare, 310-906-3697 (Murphy Perng)...GOOD IDEA-bb

~~~ INVESTORS: All About the Lithium Battery Supplies--A summary article by Nick Hodge that will give you some insight on what is what is happening in this market--wd-eletter@angelnexus.com.
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MONDAY AUGUST 29, 2016

~~~ What To Do If Your Parent Refuses To Wear A Medical Alert Device...Covers Whose buying them; What if parent refuses; Focus on benefits; Assure against privacy concerns; Let them know how you feel; Stay upbeat...Article by Susie Slack, caregiver.com/Issue #942/8.11/16.


~~~ Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Relief Grant Programs...Available to award home care grants by Home Instead Care & Hilarity for Charity to those providing care to loved ones living with these diseases to give them support and rest--info@homeinsteadinc.com.


~~~ Convincing a Loved One To Go To A Nursing Home...Over 65+ have a 25% chance of spending time in one. This article covers caregivers need to consider help they can give to make a decision--caregiver.co/Issue #943/8.16.16.


~~~ How To Boost S/S Benefits For Surviving Spouse...Here's an interesting article about this subject that will surprise you; the difference starts at separate times--kiplinger.com/T01-coco-5004 + headline.


~~~ How To Tell A Loved One It Is Alzheimer's...There are a number of takes to telling the person with the disease the truth. Article proposes a couple of things to keep in mind--caregiver.com/Issue #943/.8.16.16.


~~~ Study Finds The Younger You Feel, The Less You'll Forget...Done by following 6,000 U.S. seniors for two to four years; 18% were more likely to develop cognitive impairment and 29% more likely to develop full-blown dementia compared with peers who felt younger--Published in Journals of Gerantology: Psychological Sciences; appeared in Medicare and more, #293, 8.23.16, published by DukeRichard.com.


~~~ New Thoughts On A Retirement Plan...Written by Jeff Siegel on 8.23.16 in "Wealth Daily", he pesonally tells why and how using Google Profit Loophole. Cites retirees should expect $130,000 on health care in retirement.


~~~ Sleep Tight With "Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner"...Terrific for loud back sleepers and those with injuries, this natural drug-free sleep aid will remind you to move to your side whenever you begin to roll onto your back. It's a plastic "cup" that adheres to your back. Clever.--alex@chicexecs.com.


~~~ Problems With Congesting Trauma Centers...Lightly regulated and poorly coordinated designation trauma care centers has created an over saturated system that dilutes patient volumes and does more harm than good--Study by UF Health Jacksonville, FL; more info from
U of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, or call 904-537-5481


NOTE: Also see Walgreens' New Customer Rewards-Integration-Android Pay Programs and Membership Card stories in right column.
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MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016

~~~ Seniors Losing Sleep Over Retirement...Study by Ramsey Solutions shows 56% face concerns over retirement despite their savings. Additional findings: seven in ten feel confident about their future, know who to ask with retirement questions--daveramsey.com/research/stress-anxiety, or call 615 663-8660.


~~~ NIH-Funded Study Supports Surgery As Treatment for Myasthenia Graves...Disease causes muscle weakness and fatigue and recommend removal of the thymus--ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia.


~~~ CMS Blog Delivering on the Promise of Better Care for Older Adults
...Blog by Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, says CMS's next chapter in implementing the Affordable Care Act is to make sure that we are delivering patient-centered care to all consumers at critical stages of their lives--blog.com.gov/ 8.11.16.


~~~ Dangers of Caregiver Denial...It is normal human emotion, especially with symptoms as heartbreaking as dementia or Alzheimer's as no one wants to confront the disease for which there is currently no cure. However, there are risks to caregivers denial--aplaceformom/blog.


~~~ Check Out New Mobile Devices...Upgrade your mobile device so that you can experience changes in device speed, internet data, rates and overall performance--shopping.usonlinesshopnow8.com/amazontest/0-42.


~~~ Four Tips for Aging Teeth...Expect change; Know financial options; Chose the right dentist and communicate clearly to him/her; Fine tune your oral hygiene routine--aged.org, or call 312-558-1770.


~~~ Book & App for Alzheimer's Caregivers "Confidence to Care"...A handbook to becoming more confident in your ability to understand, manage and even help alleviate dementia-related behavioral symptoms that your loved one may be prone to exhibit--Buy the Book from Amazon.


~~~ Social Security Programs Are As Diverse As Those It Serves...From women & children to the elderly and disabled, Social Security has you covered. Read this story to find out all aspects of the program--blog.socialsecurity.gov/+ headline/1608.


~~~ NIH Health Info...Covers Diarrhea FAQs; Sense of Smell and Your Health; Structure of Rhinovirus C revealed; Community Immunity; Vaccines Protect Us All; Scoliosis Traced to Problems in Spinal Fluid Flow--nih.gov/health-information.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

~~~ Online Banking Tips for Seniors...Technology is changing the way customers bank; online bank is an efficient, convenient, and secure way to keep in track of your money, but sometimes confusing. This video helps--ncoa.org/economic-security/money-management.


~~~ Part D Rx Plans to Change in 2017...Center for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has released info for next year's plans--See this useful article: Medicare and more, Issue 291, published by DukeRichard.com, 8.8.16.


~~~ Most Dangerous States for 65+ Senior Drivers...Highest overall rates of traffic facilities. The main contributor of seniors is the susceptibility  to injury and medical complications when involved in an accident. Here are the top eight: 1) Rhode Island; 2) Minnesota; 3) New York; 4) Maine; 5) Idaho; 6) New Jersey; 7) Hawaii; 8) Utah. Surprisingly, Florida is listed seventh from the bottom at 42--National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as of 2014.

~~~   CBD Products Now Available Nationally...Company has launched a new lineup of hemp-derived products to order including states where medical cannabis has not been legalized. Three CBD products available: relief cream; hydrating lotion, and sports gel--Scott Ledinham, call
613-806-7135.


~~~ Color Blindness No Longer Needs to Inhibit Life...Uses the Oxy-Iso color color correction glasses by C2Amp which has a new patented technology--Jamie Anderson, call 949-502-6200 x210,  8.10.16.


~~~ New Daily Oral Rinse for Seniors...Called "CloSYS Silver", is designed especially for the changing needs of sensitive aging mouths. Features patented Clorastan to gently kill germs and promote overall health--closy.com, or call 480-225-7148 (melanie,pr)


~~~ A New Way to Message Our President...For the first time ever, you will be able to send a message to President Obama at the White House on Facebook--facebookcom/Whitehouse. More info: contact TheWhitehouse@goldman.4., 8.10.16.

~~~ This App Disrupting the Gift Industry...Lets you send gifts on-demand without needing recipient's physical address. Uses an e-mail address or phone number--Contact brittany@giftagram.com.

~~~ Something Rotten in Care of the Elderly...Discussion on: Do hospital mismanage support for vulnerable older adults?; Meaning-reversed headlines consider dementia abuse?; The readmission penalty is not preventing readmission of the elderly; Seeing tech when they may not be a possibility or missing possibilities--aginginplacetechnical watch.com, 8.10.16. 

NOTE: Also see news item about CMS's new inclusion about rating Five Star Quality Nursing Homes in our "What's Up in the Senior Industry" in the right column.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016


~~~ Social Security Benefits Citizens Outside the U.S....Over half a millionlive outside the States and continue to receive S/S benefits, including retired and disabled workers, spouses (widows and widowers)--blog.socialsecurity.gov.


~~~Caring for the Paralyzed...In 2009 the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported 1 in 50 Americans are living with some degree of paralysis. Here's an article that can help caregivers in their work with them--caregiver.com, Issue 941, 8.9.16.


~~~ Medicare Projects Stable Drug Premium Costs in 2017...CMS predicts average basic premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is projected to remain relatively stable at an estimated $34 per month--cms.gov/newsroom7.29.16.


~~~ Tapping Experienced Older Talent for New Service...Called "Reservists", it is an organization that pairs nonprofits with public agencies with older professionals and pays them $10-an-hour stipend. First start is with dementia-care coaching--See this article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 1 edition by Erin E. Arvedlund.

~~~ Majority of Older Americans Oppose Government Interference with Healthcare Services...Four out of five seniors 65+ do not approve a Medicare policy requiring a government contractor to approve claims for physicans-prescribed home healthcare sources--prnewswire.com/news/300310463html/8.9.16.


~~~ It's Time to Move Aging/Longevity to the Political Main Stage...An age wave is coming that could make or break our nation. This article asks if our presidential candidates are addressing the force. The answer is "no" and asks questions why not--businesswire.com/2015088005194/en/ 8.8.16.

~~~ Turning Old Smartphones Into Other Devices...Such as video monitoring devices says organizer of the growing gadget industry in many areas of waste--See article in 2016guardiannewspapers.co.uk/8.7.16

~~~ New Robotic Dining Companion...One has been invented as a feeding companion designed to give back independent control and dignity to people with impairments that prevent self-feeding. Has four section plate, two spoons and charging cable--healthinsider.com/ 8.9.16.

~~~ Insurance Helps You Cover Out-of-Pocket Health Expenses...Find out what's new and costs--new.medicarealist.com/ 8.9.16.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016


~~~ Passive Monitors Help Seniors Age in Place...Developed by U of Missouri, seniors can have independence longer with passive sensor systems that can help detect subtle changes with water-filled tubes and devices that measure differences in pressure--healthtechinsider.com/1439303855 / 7.22.16.


~~~ New Technology Converges on Personalized, Preventive Health...
Use of technology for health purposes with 1/4 million downloads of mobile health apps every day, and 53% of people with a smartphone use it to gather health-related info--ph360.me/shae / 8.5.16.

~~~ Zinc in the Brain Can Increase Seizures...New research at Texas
A & M published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Study demonstrated that zinc blocks key inhibitory receptors in the brain, leading to inhibition opposite excitation and therefore seizures--vitairecord.tahmhsc,edu/zinc-might-increase-risk-seizures-new-research-says / 8.15.16, or call 979-36-0611 (Lauren Thompson). 


~~~ Older Adults Need Vaccines, Too...Certain vaccines are recommended based on age, occupation or health conditions such as asthma, pulmonary disease, diabetes or heart disease--cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/index.html.


~~~ New Tool Shows How Social Security Benefits All...Highlights the valuable economic stimulus impact of S/S in every state and in communities nationwide. Helpful for advocates in their daily work as it provides detailed data about beneficiaries by state, county, congressional district, age, race/entity and gender, and more--socialsecurityspotlight.org, 8.4.16.


~~~ New Treatment Option for Patients With Upper Limb Spasticity...
New treatment, XeominA (Iincobotulinumtoxin) was approved by the FDA--Dr. Bruce Robin, cyoden@evoliaMED.comA.


~~~ When The Time Comes, Will You Be Prepared?...After the passing of a loved one, the emotional, financial and legal tasks can be overwhelming. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association offer a free brochure, "When the Time Comes" which will help organize your affairs...American Heart Association.com.


~~~ CMS Extends, Expands Fraud-Fighting Proper Enrollment Moratorium...Takes place in these states: NJ, PA, TX, FL, IL for six more months--CMS.gov.


~~~ NCOA Launches a New Blog...It coves how to find free help for seniors struggling to make ends meet and with debt. Programs found on BenefitCheckup can help pay for medications, food, utilities, legal services, healthcare, housing in-home service, taxes, transportation, employment training, and much more--ncoa.org/blog/how-to-find-free-help-low-income-seniors/
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016


~~~ How Does Living Alone Affect Your Health...Study reported that living alone wasn't superior in every way to people over 65, according to an article in Journal of Applied Gerontology--See story in Medicare and more, Issue #290,, 8.2.16, dukerichard.com publisher, or call 954-297-4501.


~~~ Understanding Myopia...Blurring distant vision is the main symptom. Condition that affects about a third of Americans. It is commonly called nearsightedness and develops slowly--newsinhealth.nih.gov.


~~~ Nature's Secret Sleep Aid...It's a topical magnesium spray that is said to be a more beneficial product compared to oral consumption because it is instantly absorbed into the blood stream--tharrington@5WPR.com


~~~ Improved Wartime Pension for Vets...Available as assistance to vets with unreimbursed medical expenses can be provided with payments of up to $2,020 per month to a married vet or $1094 to a surviving spouse of a vet--Article by Michael D. Fowler, J.D., LL.M, caregiver.com, Issue 940, 8.4.16.


~~~ New Online Security for Social Security...Has added an extra layer when you contact the aging online. Now mysocialsecurity account holders are required to use their cell phone in addition to their username and password. Extra security is called "MULTIFACTOR AUTHORIZATION"-- blog.socialsecurity.gov, 8.3.16.


~~~ Bio-marker Signatures of Prostate Cancer--A recent study revealed bio-marker combination on urine that are unique to prostate cancer and two of its stages. Findings suggested a non-invasive approved to its diagnosis and assessing tumor progression--nih.gov/news/Research Matters, 7.12.16.


~~~  The Attack of the Shower Chair...An interesting story by a caregiver's wife and her husband; somewhat funny, but could have become a menace.--caregiver.com/Issue 939, by Susan Leck, 8..16.


~~~ Common Delusion Can Wreck Your Lifestyle in Retirement...Eight in ten boomers have some kind of debt with a median amount a little over $70,100, which might put a crimp into the free-wheeling traveling in their retirement lifestyle--Story by Robert Powell, marketwatch.com columnist, 7.21.16.


~~~ Personality Change May Be Early Sign of Dementia...Experts asked these questions: Does the person become agitated, aggressive, irritable, or tempremental?; Does she/he have unrealistic beliefs about powers, wealth or skills?; Do they no longer care about anything? One answer of "yes" to these questions could be an early sign--nytimes.com/2016/07/26/health/alzheimers-checklist-mild-behavioral-impairment,html?_r=0.
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​​WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2916

~~~ Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand On Senior Issues?...Topics: Long-Term Care; Funding Senior Programs; Medicare; Low-income protection; Senior hunger; Social Security--ncoa.org/publicpolicy/advocacy/072016AWU.


~~~ Top 50 Life & Health Insurance Companies of 2016...Measured up against four key metrics: net premiums written; total enrollment; policy holder surplus, and net investment income--LfeHealthProWeekender.com, 7/31/16.


~~~ Value of Massage for Caregivers...Has become a vital part of health care practices worldwide. It is a holistic therapy that has shown positive effects on physical and mental health, in addition to enhancing medical treatments--By Kristine Dwyer, Caregiver.com (Today's Caregiver magazine), issue 938, 7.28.16.


~~~ Be Ready For This Journey & The Next...Besides vacation planning, are your ducks in a row for retirement? See what tools are available from Social Security--socialsecurity.gov, and one tool-Retirement Estimator).


~~~ What Your Nose Knows...Sense of smell has to do with your health. An interesting article about this nose fact plus more--newsinhealth.nih.gov/8.1.16.


~~~ A New Social Necessary Site for Medical Professionals...Called "MEDPROSMEET", it was started by a retired U.S. Army veteran who served 21 years, with 10 years in the Medical Corp. See how medical pros can use this site--MedProsMeet.com.


~~~ U.S. Country Facts...Recent survey done by The World Bank, CIA World Facebook and the UN Project, found these facts concerning the United States: Population, 221 million in this Federal Republic; GDP per capita, $55,837, and growth rate of 1.63%; Unemployment, 6.2%; Life Expectancy, 79 years--country-facts.findthedata.com.


~~~ The Problem With Medicare Advantage Plans...Seniors can choose between them and traditional fee-for-service. Before you renew, read the advantages and pitfalls--time.com/money/4396394/medicine-advantage-enroll-health-care/8.2.16.

~~~  Headlines Distort Information About Aging and Health...Wall St. Journal: This brain exercise puts off dementia. Journal of Applied Gerentology: Seniors who live alone are likeliest to rate their health highly. Pew Research: Baby boomers take to digital healthcare--aginginplacetechnologywatch.com. 
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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

~~~ New Unique Service for Seniors Launched...Called "Uplift Seniors" it offers social engagement as a service to help improve the social and emotional well-being of senior citizens. Fee involved--visit for full story: upliftseniorcitizens.com


~~~ Tips for Aging Well...You will be a bit surprised on the 21 shown, many you forgot about--Medicare and more, Issue #289, published by DukeRichaard.com, or call 954-297-4501.


~~~ Innovation Technology Makes It Easy, Convenient and Accessible to All...Built on technology and complex algorithms, and ten years in development, by ph350 Company, it is said to identify a person's unique epirgenetic makeup and understand their specific bodily needs in the form of a virtual help on a daily habits, including diet to ward off health issues--ph360.me/shae.


~~~ Finding Supports Healthy Aging Centers...The Administration for Community Living has funded NCOA to continue leading two programs: The National Falls Prevention Resource Center and the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Center--ncoa.org/news/7.21.16.


~~~ So You've Lost Your Social Security Card...You'll want to consider whether you really need the card as long as you know the card's number since you'll need it when it when you get a new job.--Check out this site, socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber before visiting a S/S office.


~~~ Senior Employment Resources...JobSource is a website that can help find training classes that you may be interested in and work opportunities: There are three sections that can help: Define your skills; Get training; Get a Job Offers tips--ncoao/source.org (economiccheckjup.org).


~~~ Art for Alzheimer's Patients...It has found to give back the ability to communicate. For caregivers this is a welcomed and enriching way to improve loved ones quality of life; museums are tailoring events to help. Alzheimer's Association endorses these programs and lists many on its web site--Read article in caregiver.com (Today's Caregiver) Issue #937, 7.16.16.


~~~ Mistakes You Must Avoid When Writing an E-mail...The wrong recipient; Forgetting the attachment; Botched design; Neglecting to save; No signature; E-mail the wrong time...wix.com, 7.10.16.
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​​~~~ 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 gups 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)

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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 inpactfull 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.
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~~~ 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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~~~ 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 
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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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~~~ CMS Proposed Changes to the Payment Error Rate Measurement & Medicaid Eligible Quality Control Programs...In response to the Affordable Care Act, the proposal makes general improvements to the PERM & MEQC programs--cmslists@suscription.com or Federal Register.


~~~ Subscription Billing, Dos and Don' Webinar...Takes place on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2pmET, 30 minutes by RevenueWire. Features facets of simple solutions for subscription billing & commerce--practicalcommerce.com/webinars/subscriptions-billing-Dos and Don'ts.


~~~ How To Use Instagrams' New Business Features--Aimed in particular at small-to-medium-sized companies that don't advertise on the social media platform--manta.com/resources/small-business-explainer 24302 by Brooke Preston.


~~~ Medicare Will Use Private Payer Prices to Set Payment Rates for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Stating in 2018...Medicare will use these private insurer rates to calculate payment rates to ease administrative burdens for physician offices and smaller independent labs--cmslists@subscribecom


~~~ Preferred Choice for Franchisers: 101 Mobility Is on the Right Track...One of the largest franchise providers of accessibility & mobility equipment increases system=-wide sales by 93% in two years, and is poised to open 10 additional locations to 100 owners--businesswire.com/news/home/201606-13006160/en.


~~~ DOL Fiduciary Rule Changes Coming...Experts say biggest change to the industry in our lifetime. Use this 13-point check up to find out if you are DOL-ready!--gradientonline.com/r/gr/d/content/Focus/?pciD=314b248S1d427255ca 36082b15aff.


~~~ Top Mistake Made By Small Business Owners...Doing it yourself; Using the wrong legal entity; Mixing expenses; Not properly classifying employees; Not properly deducting start-up expenses or planning for taxes; Not keeping accurate records or using carryover deductions; Not filing on time; Using the wrong tax professional--manta.com/20160619

~~~ Marijuana is Central to the Future Economy...New companies are growing like weeds at Marijuana Central and now receive over 300,000 unique visitors per month. One state after another is legalizing marijuana in some form--marijuanacentral.com for more details

~~~ What Medicaid Covers...In most cases, Medicaid will help pay for in-home care, community-based services programs, and caregiving by friends or family members who often make the best, most caring caregivers--See article by Ben Lamm: caregiver.com/articles/caregiver/medicaid_covers.htm.

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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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~~~ 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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WEDNESDAY, & FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 14 & 16, 2016


~~~ HHS Celebrates 20th Year of Administration Simplification...Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 required the Dept. of Health & Human Services to adopt national standards to improve electronic exchange of health care data...See laws & regulations: CMS.Timeline / 9.12.16.


~~~ Free Online Tools to Create Stunning Social Media Visuals...Here are tools you can use: Infogr.am; Canva (all-in-one design tool); Pablo (Easy social media visuals); Picovico; Quotes cover (the fastest quote maker); BeFunky(photo editor); Geinally (Interactive paradise)--wix.com/blog.


~~~  Webinar: Email Segments That Drive Holiday Sales--Held Tuesday, 9/12/16. Offered four ways to segment an email list during the holidays to increase relevancys and drive revenues up. Sponsored by Bronto--practicalecommerce.com/webinars + headline / 9.12/16.


~~~ Manta Articles to Use in Your Business...Is SEM worth it? (How to calculate your paid research ROI; Competition from New Technology Led Company to Shift Focus and Expand services; How to save time by scheduling social media posts; Get more followers on Facebook & Twitter using social media calendar--
Manta Small Business Trends, 9.12.16.


~~~ Federal Competition Seeks Innovative Ideas to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance..Prizes up to $20 million to develop new laboratory diagnostic tools that detects and distinguish antibiotic resistance bacteria--
NIHinfo@od.nih.gov, 9.8.16, or call 301-496-5787.


~~~ NIH Research Matters Stories...Genetic misdiagnosis of heart conditions in Black America; Tracing Parkinson's Disease progression; Catalog of human genetic diversity expands--nih.gov/nih-research-matters/feed.xmi / 9.6.16. 


~~~ Easy SEO Tips to Boost Your Site in Under an Hour...Choose the right URL; Create titles and descriptions for each page; Utilize anchor text; Add alt tech to all your images; Connect your site to your social channels--wix.com/blog/2016/01/15 + headline / 158036221.


~~~ Webcast: Help Your Clients Meet Their Retirement Goals...Held Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, 2pm ET, covering "How to Incorporate Life Insurance Into a Retirement Plan", at no charge. Featured speaker: Herbert Daroff, Bystate Financial Planning--lifehelppro.com/webcasts + headline / 1473775389.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016


~~~ Reasons You're Not Getting Any Web Traffic from Google...How to fix it: What you should know about negative key words; Make sure customers can find you with "Near Me"searches; What posts get the best results on Facebook; How to add photos of your business to Google maps--MantaSmallBusinessTrends/8.6.16.


~~~ NIH Clinical Center & The Smithsonian Institution Partner to Launch Minerals in Medicine Exhibition...Opens Monday, September 12 with ribbon cutting ceremony (4-5pm) Will be there for 18 months--nih.gov/newsevents + headline/ 9.9.16.


~~~ Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses--A pocket guide that can be used by small businesses. Features social media calendar template to attract more customers through a webinar, "Social Media Marketing: Turning 'Likes' into dollars--manta.com/resources/+ headline, 8.23.16.


~~~ CMS News: Next Step for the Sate Innovation Models Initiative Request for Information...Agency is seeking from all interested parties on many concepts. Submission by October 28, 2016--innovations.cms.gov/Filesx/sim-rfi.pdf/ 9.8.16.
~~~ What's Your Business Worth?...Get an business valuation at no cost which will to: Better understand your business and its potential; Ensure your business and family are properly protected; Allow you to properly plan for the future. Bu Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. has combined with BizEquity--manta@emails.manta.com.

~~~ Health Information Technology Critical in Improving Patient Care in Nursing Homes...They still are not receiving the same level of investment. New research from U of Missouri shows that it needs more to keep up with hospitals. See research report, "Patient Care Can Improve With Technology in Nursing Homes."
--Sheen Rice, Health News Strategist, MU News Bureau, Columbus, MO 652N, or call 573-882-8353. 


~~~ CMS: Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017...Pick your pace by Andy Slavitt, Acting CMS Administrator, covers these options: Test the Quality Payment Plans; Participate for part of the calendar year; Participate for the full calendar year; Participate in an Advanced Payment model in 2017--cms.gov/contact page/ 9.9.16.


~~~ Ways to Mess Up Your Insurance Business...Fail to heed these warnings and businesses will suffer without you even breaking a sweat...Bury your head in the sand; Ignoring details; Small Thinking; Poor planning; Data blindness; Failure to adapt to customer behavior; A confusing culture; Failure to educate customers; Misunderstanding behavior--lifehealthpro.com/2016/9/08 + headlines =57d1568150ba0fa72e35662&utm.


~~~ HealthTechInsider Articles...Four new stories highlights of the week include: Flexible ICs Using roll-to-roll fabrication (video); Medtronic iPad 2 gets FDA approval in U.S.; iPads effective as sedatives for children prior to anesthesia; October Autonomous robot is soft (video)--Free subscription available: HealthTechInsider.com.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016


~~~ Step-by-Step Guide: How to Create Ultimate Professional Website...In addition, article focuses on key issues in branding and marketing to guarantee that your site is effective as well as beautiful--wix.com + headline /158036221.


~~~ New FDA Regulations Allow Dermatologists to Customize Patient Prescriptions...Created by Prescribe's Choice CEO Dr. Spencer Malkin who is working with doctors to use customized prescriptions for their patients to be dispensed at the time of an office visit--Learn more: prescribersChoice.com/9.7.16.

~~~ CMS Blog: Round One State Innovation Model Initiative Test Awards...Shows some promising progress and lessons learned. State Innovation Models supported in 38 states--blog.cms.gov/2016/09.07/round-one-state-innovation-model.

~~~  ICD10 Watch Recent Blogs...Clinical documentations key to more than ICD-10 coding skills; Codes are not the only updates on October 1; How specified can codes be?--news@ICD10watch.com / 9.7.16.

~~~ Headlines From Recent Manta Small Business Trends Post...How to Use Instagrams New business features; Boost your local search ranking; Pocket guide: Online Business Listings; Great ways to boost your local search ranging--mantasmallbusinesstrends.com.

~~~  CMS Recent Headlines Article on Medicare Evidence Developed & Coverage Advisory Committes Medicare Meetings...Alzheimer's drug study gives tantalizing results; The retirement health care tab: $260,000; Baby boomers are taking on ageism and losing; Emotional stages of retirement: Where are your clients?: Fewer dementia patients in nursing homes get feeding tubes; More startups are targeting baby boomers--CSA.com (Society of Certified Advisors) 9.7.16.


~~~ Leveraging the Cloud Enterprise Imaging Strategy...This whitepaper explores: Clouds Scalability and accessability; stronger continuous data security; How much more cost-efficient than traditional data center--HIMSS Healthcare IT News.com.


~~~ CMS Proposes New Standards to Strengthen the Marketplace for 2018...Proposes additional steps to strengthen the Health Insurance Marketplace that promises affordable, quality health coverage can be provided to everyone who needs it--s3amazonaws.com, or see federalregister.gov/2016-20896.pdf.


~~~  New Custom Wound Shield...Protects injuries in five minutes. "USplint" ideal for professional first aid kits, medical, dental and even veterinary applications--send2press + heeadline/9.8.16 or USplint.com.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

~~~ Things Sales Professionals Should Never Do...Allow a prospect to lead the sales process; Neglect pre-meeting research; Talk too much during the sales interaction; Provide irrelevant information; Not prepare for their pitch; Fail to ask for the sale--lifehealthpro/2016.9.04 + head/09042016t=annuitysale (plus other articles).


~~~  Featured White Papers...Best practices and new technology for marketing professionals: Rules to Deliver Product Content That Sells; Get With the Flow-How Payment Processing Affects Cash Flow; Why a Unified Commerce Program is a MUST for Business Growth--new@multichannelmerhant/9.2.16.


~~~ How to Find the Best Search Keywords for Your Google Ads...Helps with your SEM (Search Engine Marketing) campaign. Here are some tips and tools to help using Adwords in an article by Brooke Preston--manta.com/resources/20160904/8.22.16.


~~~ Webinar: Medicare Open Enrollment 2016 Boot Camp---Held Sept. 8, 2016, 1pm ET-3pm. For all CMS partners and stakeholders who help people with Medicare make health care choices--To register, gotowebcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=11143. Hosted by the CMS National Training Program.


~~~ Facebook Marketing  is Only 1% Finished...Recent announcement of yet another algorithm change came as a small surprise. Read this article to see what's going on with Facebook--manta.com article by Kathy McConnell/8.17.16.


~~~  Webcast: How Self-Service, Online Tools Provide An Experience...As advisors and benefit professionals, selecting a provider that can help create a positive experience is critical.  Join this webcast on Thursday, Sept. 15,2016, 2pm ET to learn more about it--lifehealthpro.com or email: webcasts@almco. Sponsored by eyemed is Dr. John Lakr, VP Provider Relations, EyeMed.


~~~ 2017 Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Adjustment for Hospitals...An article that describes this part of the American Recovery & Retirement Act of 2009 in which Congress established payment adjustments under Medicare for eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology--CMS.gov/regulationstipsheet, or EHR Incentive Programs Website/9.2.16.


~~~  Tip Breaks Every Business Owner Should Know About...Interest deductions on loans; Business Mileage deduction; Cell phone and depreciation; Business startup costs; SHOP tax breaks--manta.com/resources + head/26461/ article by
Lon Murray/8.31.16. 
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

~~~ CMS Coverage E-Mail Updates...National Coverage Analysis (Gender Dysphoria & Gender Reassignment Surgery (Posted final decision memo); Coverage with Evidence Development (Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure; Medicare-Approved Facilities/Trials/Registrates added new facilities)...cms.com/contact us page/ 8.30.16.


~~~ Webcast: How to drive sales from multi-device shoppers...Held Tuesday, 9/6 @ 2pm EST. 30 minutes sponsored by BigCommerce; will address conversion strategies for engaging shoppers across multiple devices to ensure your commercial visitors have a constant experience regardless of device that leads to sales--practicalecommerce.com/webinar.


~~~ Can't Get a Loan?...Look for a lender that works with owners like you, especially if you've get a bang-up business going, healthy credit, and you've got all your paperwork in order--Article by Brooke Preston, manta.com/8.5.16.
~~~ The Do's & Don'ts of Asking for Customer Reviews...Online review help build your company's reputation. Here's help to convince busy consumers to take time to write one--manta.com/resources + headline, by Ivy Lamb.


~~~  Webinar: CMS  National Training Program Monthly Partner Update...To be held Tuesday, 9/6/16, 2:30-3:30pm ET. Will feature a presentation on identifying and notifying consumers who are dually enrolled in Federal Marketplace coverage Medicare--meetings.cms.gov.orion/joinmeeting.do?


~~~ How Valuable Are Your Twitter Followers?...It can be difficult to determine what return you're getting on the investment. Article of new report from "2016 Consumer Insights" as a whitepaper--manta.com / Brooke Preston, 8.31.16.
~~~ Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum...Held Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 14 & 15, in Boston, MA; sponsorship now open; see reasons to sponsor in this article. Will gain valuable insight from Aetna, Geisinger, MIT, Mount Sinai, UNC and others--bigdatakitforum.com/sponsors contact marytaylor@himssmedia.com, 8.31.16.


~~~ Building Your eCommerce Marketing Strategy...Your customers need to know you're going to make it to the ig leagues. Here's some suggestions: Make sure you're visible; Get on social media Start a blog; Get them excited to buy; Advertise online; E-mail marketing; Optimize--wix.com/blog/8.31.16.


~~~  Falls Prevention Awareness Day Is For You Too...Comes on Sept. 22. The event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. Theme this year is "Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016". --ncoa.org/healthy-aging-AWU082016.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016


~~~ ICD-10 Assessment & Maintenance Toolkit for Providers...CMS helps you maintain your ICD-10 progress with this in-depth toolkit. Available as an infographic with fact sheet on KPIs--CMS ICD-10 Website. cms.gov/ICD10.


~~~ Rebranding Aging Is Critical to the Industry...So says Lynne Katzman, and requires a focus on a mission of anti-ageism. Industry personnel need to learn what it's all about--See article : Junipercommunities.com or call 973-980-0100 (Of interest to stockholders, resident families, employee associates and investors) 8.07.16.


~~~ CMS Releases New Prescription Drug Cost Data...Second annual release provides clearer look in Medicare Part D costs and services that  show which prescription drugs were prescribed to Medicare Part D enrollees by physicians and other health care professionals. Valuable to patients, researchers and providers--CMS.gov/newsroom, or call 205-690-6145 for more info.


~~~ Facebook Strategies To Grow Your Business...An article of four methods you need to include in your advertising paid traffic, especially if you know your local market--digitalmrketer.com by Molly Pittman, 8.26.16.


~~~ Make STEADI Part of Your Medical Practice...Help your patients learn how to reduce their chances of falling. "Stopping Elderly Accidents, Death and Injuries" materials are available for your patients--CDC/steadi/index.html.


~~~ How Payment Processing Affects Cash Flow...It's considered the lubricant of business. It also involves credit cards and other such no-cash payments that affect cash flow. Check out this special guide--multichannelmerchant.com (Qualpay white paper).


~~~ Feds May Ban Agents from Selling Medicare Long-Term Care Plans...CMS ut the proposal ban on agent involvement in a new set of draft regulations--lifehealthpro.com article by Allison Bell, 8.26.16.


~~~ Will Trump's or Clinton's Tax Plan Help Your Business?...It's the chief concern of small business owners--Article by Kitty McConnell, manta.com, 8,26.16.


~~~ Largest Marketing Conference, "Traffic & Conversion Summit"...Conducted by Inc. Magazine at it's eighth annual project, is offering discount tickets up to 65% off for a limited time from its normal price of $1,995 per ticket to $695. Covers what's hot and what's working right now in Digital Marketing and telling you how to apply it to a growing business. Held March 10-12, 2017 in San Diego, CA. --on.inc.com/2eVoW.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016


___ 2016 Holiday Guide...Takes a look back at what happened in 2015 regarding revenue numbers, key dates & deadlines and several sensitive high-touch strategies that will keep your customers shopping from you throughout the holiday season--listrack.com/whitepaper + headline.

​~~~ Caregivers and the Malinformation Tango...Alzheimer's Association is constantly providing info about research in this disease, clinical trials and lots more--Article by Gary Berg, Editor-in-Chief Today's Caregiver; gary@caregiver.om Issue 944.

~~~  Google Analytics Provides Eight Best Custom Segments...Available to use when generic segments sometime which don't always give you data you need--Blog by Ryan Deiss, support@digitalmarketer.com/ 8.24.16.


~~~ Was the ICD-10 Flexibility Worth It?...Soon-to-Start more specific ICD-10 codes. New process may not be the safe harbor for diagnosis--Article by Carl Natale, ICD10watch.com/8.23.16.


~~~ Are You Required to Comply With Electronic Standards?...The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) covers individuals and organizations who must comply with insurance-related info: Health plans; Health care clearinghouse; HealthCare providers--CMS Administrative Simplification/8.24.16

~~~ Gauging Resident Resident Satisfaction...Sentab offers various passive and active polling of residents via survey and video/audio calls. Also has other technology for senior use--Contact churrington@nba.com.


~~~ Small Business Short News Briefings...If you can't time to be on the Internet aall day, use this briefing in a 2-minute summary of the latest trends, regulatory changes and tech updates from around the web--manta.com/8.2016.


~~~ How to Provide a Personal Experience for Your B2B Customer...Success stories and case samples from B2B merchants that can help you do the same--news@multichannelmerchant.com or call 1-888-707-5814.


~~~ Webinar: How To Drive Sales from Multi-Device Shoppers...To be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, 2pmET. Addresses conversion strategies for engaging shoppers across multiple conversion strategies to ensure your visitors have a consistent experience that ultimately leads to sales--
practicalecommerce.com + head
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​​MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016


~~~ Diagnosing What Ails ICD-10 Coding...Article by Carl Natale on the dire predictions of what will go wrong once U.S. healthcare implements ICD-10CM/pcs coding...icd10watch.com/ 8.8.16.


~~~ Walgreens Launches Balance Integration With Android Pay...Company becomes first retailer to integrate loyalty program through Android pay, continues to simplify checkout experience through mobile payments--walgreens.com/8.22.16.


~~~ Membership Cards Are Changing Health & Wealthness for Everyone...Network Advantage Card helps: Save money; provides access; Avoids extras; Offers support; Strength in numbers...mynac.com, or call 571-263-2128 (Cher Murphy) 8.23.16.


~~~ Fight Fraud With Real Time ID Verification...eRetailers lose $4 for every dollar of fraudulent charges online. See what can be done with this article---article...MelissaData.com, or call 1-888-707-5814 / 8.22.16.


~~~ Do You Own Online Sales Tax?...A good article to determine if you do--manta.com, article by Lori Murray / 8.23.16.


~~~ Is Your Competition Beating You To The Punch With Better Information?....Don 't let old market data put you behind the competition. This service offers only a six-month lag--HealthMR.com, or call 215-657-7373 (Rick 
Chesney).


~~~ Practical Ecommerce Recent Reports...Tips to Boost Your Holiday Fulfillment: Email Marketing Tips for the Holidays; Brands on Snapchat for Innovation Marketing; Key Factor To Evaluate Ecommerce Platforms; SEO: Why Your Long Tail Isn't Long; How To Brink Online Shoppers Into Physical Stores...and more--EcommerceNotes/8.23/16,

~~~  Medicare Pays Female Doctors $19,000 less...Women physicians are reimbursed less than men across specialties--Study published in Postgraduate Medical Journal, appeared in Medicare and more issue #293, published by DukeRichard.com, 8.23.16.


~~~ How To Get More Customers With Google's New Local Search Ads...Google's ADWords products are now designed for more local and mobility friendly. Check out this press notice--manta.com/8.24/16.
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MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016


~~~ Ultimate Drag and Drop Doodle Video Creator Software...The kind that shows a hand drawing an image on a video. New software called "Doodley" now available...doodley.com/go/.


~~~ NIH Record for August 2 ,2016...Features these headlines Science gets closer to clarity on Genome; Biological clock can help researchers understand aging process; Scientist studies brain damage from excessive alcohol use--
nih.gov/NIH Record of 8.12.16.


~~~ ICD Compliance Data October 1...Covers 2017 ICD-10-cm and ICD-10 PCS Code updates--cmsICD-10 Website.


~~~ Ways to View Instagram Beautifully on the Web--It's time to master Instagram. See users that show stunning photos and much more--community@wix.com.


~~~ Health Tech Insider Report...This site has the inside word about mobile health technology highlights of the week--Issue of 8/12/16.


~~~ Webcast: How to Win With Millennial Health Care Customers...Make up 25% of the U.S. population. Will be vital to your long-term success and profitability. Held Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 2pmET, complimentary brought to you by AFLAC...financialandindustryevents@healthpro.com.


~~~  How To Add Photos of Your Business to Goggle Maps...Google has unveiled several new features designed to create more pleasant and useful search experiences for smartphone users--manta.com, 8.2.16.


~~~ Decrementing Export Licenses in the Automated Commercial Environment...The Bureau of Industry & Security, working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, deployed a new AES function to assist filers reporting BIS-licensed exports--ECR_AESbis.doc.gov, or call 202-482-4933.


~~~ Webinar: Tips on Leveraging Your Stores As Distribution Centers This Holiday Season...Held Wednesday, August 17, 2pmET. Covers a range of topics--multichannelmerchant.com or call 1-888-707-5814

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​FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

~~~ Small Business and Online Reviews...According to a BrightLocal survey, 80% of customers trust online customers reviews and 92% said they read them; they are just as important as personal recommendations--manta.com/201607/ 7.20.16.

~~~ Find the Right Partner for Your e-Commerce Fulfillment---Questions you must ask listed in this free e-book that has 16 of them--rakutensl.com, 8.9.16.


~~~ Google Analytics: New Reports for SEO...Now you can view search engine data and Google analytics data side-by-side in the same report to gain deeper insights into how well-organic search traffic (from Google Search) performs on your site--practicalecommerce,com/125828.7.16.

~~~ Content Marketing Ideas for September 2016...Ecommerce marketers can use content to connect with customers and prospects in September, offering up compelling videos, shopping guides, seasonal how-to articles, or celebrating holidays.-- Article has five ecommerce ideas--/126010-5/ 8.8.16.


~~~ What's Your Business Worth?...Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company and BizEquity have partnered to help provide a business valuation at no cost to you--mutualofomahabizequity.com/225831/8.9.16


~~~ Webcast: What Are The Keys to Happier Clients and a More Successful Insurance Business?.,,,Some technical advances have been made and will be discussed at this complimentary webcast to be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2pmET to provide attendees with the tools and knowledge to innovate with it.
--For agents, advisors and carriers--lifehealthpro.com/ 8.9.16.


~~~ Advisors: CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating...New quality measures are now included in the overall calculations for Nursing Homes start ratings, giving families info to help them make important decisions about care-...cms.gov/newsroom/Fact Sheets/2016.

~~~  An Expanded Map of the Human Brain...Researchers created this high resolution by identifying 180 distinct areas of the outermost layers, the cortex. Study provides new insights and tools for understanding the roles of specialized brain regions in health and disease--nih.gov/news/8.9.16.


~~~ Affordable Care Act Payment Model Continues to Improve Care , Lower Costs, according to the CMS...The Independence at Home Demonstration is a patient-centered model that supports providers in caring chronically ill patients in their own homes--innovations.com/initiatives/independence-at-home/ 8.9.16.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016


~~~ How To Use Instagram's New Business Features..Aimed at small businesses companies that don't yet advertise on social media platforms. Features business profile; Insights and Promote Info--manta.com/resources.


~~~ SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Regulations Controversy...This $74 billion program backed by the U.S. Government of Agriculture wants to change regulations which affects both big box stores and corner small ones. This article shows how it may affect these retailers--governmentgrants.info/article/130-new-snap-regulations-brings-controversy, 7.5.16.


~~~ Make Sure Customers Can Find You With "Near Me" Searches...When someone in your neighborhood looks for a business or service, you want to make sure your business: Is included; Is listed correctly; Is a Top result--Story by Brooke Preston, manta.com, 4.8.6.


~~~ CMS Issues a Final Rule to Update Fiscal 2017 Medicare Payments...Covers policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and would apply to around 3,300 acute care hospitals and about 430 LTCHs on or aafter Oct. 1, 2016
--federalreguster,gov/public-inspection for final rules.


~~~ A Brief Guide to Ecommerce Marketing...Search Engine Optimization (SEO), paid search advertising, and digital barrier advertising. Article covers a smart, data-driven plan that could help some online retailers do better--practicaslecommerce.com/125531, by Armanda Roggio, 7.31.16.


~~~ "The Spirtuality of Age"...A new-for-us type of blog that covers a view by
co-authors Dr. Bob Weber and Carol Osborn. It is a seeker's guide to growing older. The blog is said to "hoping you will take this leap of faith as together we explore and converse about what it means to live aging on a spiritual path"--spiritualityofage.com.


~~~ Key Metrics That Will Improve Your Digital Marketing...Unique visitors; Bounce rate; Site loading speed; Referrals--manta.com/resources/7.18.16.


~~~ CMS Payment Policy Changes for Medicare 2017 Payment & Policy Changes for Hospice Benefit...Would see a 2.1% ($350 million} increase in payments. Also is a report on Hospice Quality Reporting Program effective on 10.1.16---cms.gov/newsroom/7.29.15.


~~~ The Secret of Launching Your Business on a Budget...Build your website; Come up with killer content; Simplify your management processes; Advertise online; Save money where you can; Work from home; Optimize everything; Do your research; Communicate with your customers; Focus on what your good at; Network, network, network--wix.com/blog/8.9.16.
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MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016


~~~ How To Get Your Business' Twitter Account Verified...In July, Twitter rolled out its first verification process to give small business owners the change criteria Twitter uses to decide who gets verified and the change to proactively apply for formal consideration--manta.com, 8.5.16
.
~~~ What You Should Know About the New Gun Technology...It combines safety with unmatched accessibility.From SafetyFirstArms, LLC. it has a 9-mm pistol and AR-15 type rifle that unlocks in less than a second when owner grips the gun and when releasing the grip it locks up again--safetyfirearms.om or call 619642-2248.

___ Medicare Changes Data Policy:"Real-Time" Data Now Available...Customized market data reports now uses Medicare's quarterly data releases giving business "real time" information for their market. Customized report covers five areas--RChesney@HealthMR.com, or call 215-657-7373.


~~~ Bringing Transportation Solutions to Older Adults...24HrHomeCare and Avenidors Village combine with Uber to bring residents with short-notice affordable transportation needs at any time of the day. A good idea for all senior adult facilities in the U./S.--
Murphy Perng, 310-906-3689 or murphy@24hrcares.com.


~~~ Tell Your Clients About These Innovations for Older Adults...
* EssenceVoicePanicDetector that sends e-mails automatically to emergency responders * LivelyAlert provide a waterproof small form factor worn on wrist or around the neck that connects to GreatCall * Phillips Personal Health programs and heartwatch (SentinelAware.com) alarm service * Tnstall sensors for home use and contacting emergency response center--
aginginplacetechnologywatch.com


~~~NCOA Looks for Benefit Enrollment Centers With Special Populations...For those who may be hard to reach, including vets, LGBT seniors, Indian tribes, those individuals with limited English proficiency, and those released from incarcination. Application due Sept. 9 by 5pmET--
ncoa.org/resources/special populations.


~~~ Webcast: Transforming Your Insurance Business: Tech Innovations...The business doesn't have a reputation for it. This complimentary webcast will cover technology and provide attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to innovate with it. Held Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2pm--
Info: webcasts@alm.com or Lifehealthpro.com.


~~~ AAG Offers New Spokesman for Reverse Mortgage Commercials...Tom Selleck is now the TV spokesman and information kit. It was launched August 1--businesswire.com/20160801006255.
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​FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016

~~~ Patent Application...Titled "Resistance Training Apparatus," Patent Online (USPTO 20160193493) by thee inventor, GVOICH, William, filed 3.15.16. No assignee has been made--NewsRXLLC,7.29.16.


~~~ Federal Government Tells Providers: Stop Balance Billing...Increasing its oversight over those who balance billed to low-income people on Medicare and Medicaid. Article in NYSTimes highlight that it is illegal when balance billing occurs when a provider bills to a Qualified Medicare beneficiary under certain conditions--info@justiceinaging.com, 8.3.16.


~~~ Understanding Ageless Marketing...The median ago of adults in the U.S. increased by about a decade. Consumers become dissimilar as they age, not more alike, although they share common 'gut level' values--Article by G. Richard Ambosius: comingofage.com/421714989, The 500 Marketing Agency/7.20.16.


~~~ Webinar: CMS National Training Program Learning Series...Held Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1-2pmET on: Which Preventive Service Medicare covers and how often; Who can get the service: What disease prevention is and why it's important; What you pay--goti.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=11129061/8.3.16.


~~~ Ways to Earn Your Buyer's Trust...Here are ten ways: Strut your stuff; Share your praise; Get social; Communicate in real time; Answer aquestions before thy even ask; Introduce yourself; Make your policies clear; Make yourself availale; Be transparent; Blog about it--wix.com, 6.10.16.


~~~ CMS Announces Largest-Ever Initiative to Improve Primary Care in America...Application period opens Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a five-year medical home model beginning Jan. 2, 2017 in 14 regions--innovation.cms.gov/initiative, or e-mail CPSplus@hhs.gov, or call 202-690-6145 for help.

~~~ Fastest Way to Advertise Your Business on Google...This site is said to provide a method to use--advertisingwebservices.com.


~~~ How to Find the Best Banks for Savings...Tell your clients about this comparison site of interest rates for their bank savings--banktruth.org/rates.


~~~ Ways to Make Connections on Social Media...Here are some tips: hashtags on your friend's Twitter; Turn every Facebook post for you to send an ad to target this audience; Share your blog posts on Linkedin--mentasmallbusinesstrends.com, 8.4.16.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016


~~~ High-Resolution Brain Map Brought Into Sharper Focus...Study reported in journal "Nature", an NIH-funded research is starting to it--directorsblog.nih.gov, 7.26.16.


~~~ Webinar: Staying One Step Ahead on Amazon...Held Wednesday, August 2, 2016, 2pmET. You'll learn: How to make most of Holiday 2016 on Amazon; Create a formula to help; Take advantage of programs; Which one will work best for you--multichannelmerchant.com, 7.27.16.


~~~ Introducing "The Podcast Launch Plan"...What will it do for your business?; Will anyone actually listen?; What is its purpose in the business?; Is podcasting too crowded for you to make a dent?--digitalmarketer.com. 7.29.16.

~~~ Can Healthcare Keep the ICD-10 Transactions a Positive Experience?...
Industry so far is pleased. However, medical coding productivity is a bit murky--See why in this ICD10watch.com/blog article by Carl Natale, 7.27.16.

~~~ Administrative Simplification Statutes & Regulation...From HIPAA and ACA...Learn about: Keep compliance dates; Adopt standards; Statutes and provisions--Get latest e-mail news from administrativesimplications.com/sign up/7.27.16.

~~~ Webinar: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program...Held Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 12:00-1:00pmET. CMS will accept comments on proposed rule until September 6, 2016. (Found in Federal Register)--CMS Innovation Center.

~~~ World Elderly & Disabled Market 2014-2022...A continuing growing market as elderly population expands, although high product pricing and low level of acceptance hinders it--researchandmarkets.com, 7.9.16.

~~~ Multiple Differences on Banking Preference Among Various Age Groups...Survey by Computer Service, Inc conducted by Harris Poll online from May 9 to May 11, 2016 of over 2,000 adults 18+ (Covers millenials, GenXers and Baby Boomers--(Available Mid-August) CSiweb.com, or call 625-545-1675.


~~~  Affiliate Market Commission Structures...When launched, that is one of the first questions retailers ask. Best advice is to research what competitors and retailers in related niches are paying--praticalecommerce.com/article/125478/7.26.16.
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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

~~~ Retailers Web Clinic on Holiday Revenues...Held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2016, 2::-2:45pmET, sponsored by Bing, and conducted by Matt Fisher, Senior Program Manager of Bing, and Justin D'Angelo, Director of Paid Search,,R0I Revolution--Register: roievolution.com, or call 919-954-5955.


~~~ $42 Billion Saved in Medicare and Medicaid Primarily Through Prevention...Covers Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2014. Article covers how it was done and the strategy used, and the future--blog,cms.gov, or call 1-800-633-4227/7.20.16.


~~~ Ways to Fortify Your Website Against Hackers...Perform those pesky software and web platform updates; Avoid the temptation of emailing passwords and usernames; Make your password long but not necessary complex; Serve your website over HTTPS--manta.com/resources, 7.27.16.


~~~ Innovations to Promote & Sustain Falls Prevention Programs...Falls Prevention Day discussions on August 10, 2pm -3:30pm Webinar. Will share resources and tools to help spread falls prevention provisions--CMS/Administrative Simplification.


~~~Are You Ready to Talk To Your Clients About  "Heart Walk?"...Tell your clients about how cardiovascular diseases are the #1 killer of Americans, and kills more women than all forms of cancer. Here's a way to help fight. --Visit: americanheartassociation.com for this 7/25/16 to find a "Heart Walk" near you.


~~~ The State of Technology for Listening to Music...It's complicated. Read this article to get a good run down on the market, products, future--aginginplace.com/musictechnology issue on 7.25.16.


~~~ Risk & Opportunities Posed By the Aging Workforce...Two presentations of this complex topic to take place at the National Education Conference in Las Vegas, August 18-19--alignnetwork.com (One Call Management).


~~~ New Sales Taxx Laws You Need To Know About...Most started July 1: Arizona, Louisiana, South Dakota, Arkansas, Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia--manta.com.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016

~~~ What's The Difference Between PPO & HMO Plans for Employees?...A big step for your growing business. Article explains difference--manta.com/20160724 (Sponsored by Simply Insured).


~~~ 2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study...See how you rank versus your peers on a wide range of email metrics--multichannelmerchant.com/7.21.16.


~~~ Small Business Trends Articles... Is Invoice Factoring Right for Your Business?; Be Strategic or Using Your Business Line for Credit; Small Business Owners Trend Articles...manta.com, 7.21.16.


~~~ Medicare for State Employees & Retirees...They have special consideration when it comes to enrolling in Medicare. ?Article covers those hired before April 1, 1986, and those hired after; Retiree coverage and Medicare hired after 3/31/86 and more--ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10051.pdf, or CMS.gov/Regulation.


~~~ Webinar: Securing Mobile Patient Communication...It's an important way to improve communication between physicians and patients. Complimentary. Webinar held Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:00pm ET--
himmsmediawebinars.com, 7.19.16.

~~~ Innovation for the Senior Market from Israel...Entrepreneurs from Israel were written up in the Jewish Business News targeting technologies for the myriad needs of the aging population--aginginplacewaatch.com/7.20.16.

~~~ How to Get Google Alerts for Easing Tracking of Online Reviews...They have a big influence on customer purchasing decisions, and you should know what people are saying about your company...manta.comresources/25362/ 7.25.16.


~~~ Is The Economy Getting Better?...Reasons while it's better and why it seems worse...useconomy.about.com/7195706&utm.


~~~ How Payment Processing Affects Cash Flow...A white paper show how cash flow is the lubricant of businesses--multichannelmerchant.com/2595462&hq (Brought to you by Qualpay).
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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016


~~~ Tech & Aging Marketplace Recent News...Do VCs matter in the older adult space?, Can Silicon Valley on demand businesses reshape traditional players?; Is the state of health tech just quackery and snake oil?; Communications is a must for all paid services, but in senior care it is rarely provider--aginginplacewatch.com, 7/16/16.


~~~ New Site Helps Upgrade Your Site to Business Now...Called "Web Starts," it offers three options from $9.76/mo, #14.32/month or $39.95/mo (50% off this Friday) with features to help start your business site--webstarts.com/offers, or call 1-800-805-0920.


~~~ Smart Sutures Transmits Data While a Patient Heals...A recent breakthrough with nanosensors woven into sutures by Taft U engineers may be the first step into smart ones--healthtechtrends.com/7211813a-HTI.


~~~ Ways to Double Your Business in One Year...Advisers talk about that more than any others, one they have the potential to achieve. There are many ways which are covered by this article by Brandon Stuerhe--lifehealthpro/7.2016.


~~~ How to Resolve AES Fatal Errors...When a shipment is filed to the AES, a response message is generated and indicates whether it has been accepted or rejected. If rejected, a Fatal Error notification is received. Article tells the most frequent errors--U.S.CensusBureauCollection Branch (askaes@census.gov or call 1-800-549-0595 (option 1 for AES)


~~~ Medicare Mistakes to Avoid...The rules of Medicare are complicated and laden with deadlines that are costly to miss. Author Ginger Szala writes about eleven of them--(Originally published in ThinkAdvisor). lifehealthpro.com, 7/21/16.


~~~ Muses Labs Showcasing Precision Medicare Technology for Personalized Combination Therapy...Enabled, Multi-Model Protocol for Alzheimer's are encouraging and suggest further study. Canvasses  more than 125 selected people with cognitive decline in pilot effort--museslabs.com.


~~~ Medicare Announces Participants for New Initiative to Prevent Heart Attacks & Strokes...516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico & Washington, DC, were chosen and will work to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by assessing an individual's patients risks and apply intervention--innovation.cms.gov/inititative/Million-Hearts-CVDRRM/.


~~~ Advantages of Term Life Insurance for Your Clients...Consider issues when evaluating the strength of difference policies for different people. Article offers advice when talking about life insurance products--lifehealthpro.com/7.17.16.
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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016


~~~ Sell More Everywhere...Seamlessly sell through your online store, physical store, online marketplaces, and social media. Every sale automatically synced to single inventory to eliminate data entry errors and overselling--bigcommerce.com (15-day free trial).

~~~ Webinar: Improving SSA's Representative Payee Programs...Held Wednesday, August 2, 2pmET. For ensuring that older adults who cannot managed their own finances have the necessary support to age in dignity--Registration Free: attendee, gotowebinar.com/regisster/759595666311471107.


~~~ NCOA and Senior Center Professionals Conference...Held in Philadelphia this Sept. 26-28, sponsored by the Institute of Senior Centers. Register by Sept. 16. Conference rates-$80 per day; hotel reservations-$179--More info: ncoa.org/event/senior-centers-2016.


~~~ Projections of National Health Expenditures Data...Covers 2015-2025 for Centers of Medicare & Medicaid. National health expenditures had reached $3.2 trillion by 2015--content,healthaffairs.org/lookup/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0459.


~~~ Webinar: Top Tips to Prepare for a Successful Peak Holiday Season... To be held Thursday, July 25, 11amET discussing how to manage payment fraud and keep customers happy. Free--solutions@cybersource.com Reserve now.

~~~ ICD-10 Compliance Update...Available quarterly with changes-date effectiveness--visit CMS.ICD-10 website.


~~~ U.S. Labor Dept Solicits Nominations for 2017 ERISA Advisory Council...Employees Benefits Security Administration is soliciting to fill five, three-year vacancies. Deadline is August 1...Release #16-1499-NAT,Federal Register.gov/o/2016-16216.


~~~ Telling Your Clients About Long-Term-Care Planning...You might need help if you don't know all the ramifications of this type of insurance. If you need help, contact Matt McCann, a long-time expert on this type of insurance--mcannltc.net or call 866-751-7957.

~~~ NIH Records for July...End of AIDS Pandemic in Sight; Take a Hike, Many People Keep Moving; Feds Feed Families Campaign in Full Swing; Hope for Axonal Regeneration--NIH.gov.
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