Study indicates high dose flu shots may be more effective for the elderly

Flu season is fast approaching. For many, it’s time to decide among the various influenza vaccine options.

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Halloween can be a huge trigger for dementia patients. Here's how to keep them safe

Between the jack-o'-lanterns at Iroquis Park, costume parties at the Louisville Zoo,  Halloween decorations in Crescent Hill and trick-or-treating at Churchill Downs, the spooky season in Louisville is in full force. 

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50 states and District of Columbia rank Social Security benefits

Retired Americans on Social Security will be sipping on a rather bitter COLA — as in cost-of-living adjustment. Seniors will receive a raise in 2020 of just 1.6%, down from the 2.8% increase they got for 2019.

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Mississippi officials urge seniors to protect themselves against Medicare scams

TUPELO • Seniors are favorite targets for all kinds of scams, but they may not realize how much their Medicare benefits are under assault.

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Medicare Open Enrollment is underway

It’s the time of year for people on Medicare to give their coverage a checkup.

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Social Security benefits will see a 1.6% boost in 2020

It’s official: Your Social Security checks will get a modest increase next year.

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President Trump signs executive order to expand private healthcare options for seniors

ORLANDO — On a trip to one of the country’s largest retirement community in Florida Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order expanding Medicare Advantage, the program’s private option.

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Older Americans stroke rate continues to decline

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Starting in the late 1980s, stroke rates among older Americans began to fall -- and the decline shows no signs of stopping, a new study finds.

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Florida state senator proposed tax break for senior citizens

Florida’s senior citizens who’ve owned a homestead exemption property for at least 25 years would be shielded from rising school taxes due to increasing property value, under a proposed Florida Constitution amendment proposed Monday by state Sen. Manny Diaz.

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Survey reveals 79% of future retirees are uninformed about Medicare costs

Millions of seniors rely on Medicare for health coverage during retirement. But the less you know about how that program works, the more you risk struggling to afford your healthcare costs under it.

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