Many doctors are saying that plans to cut Medicare costs will hurt healthcare

Trying to get doctors to choose cheaper drugs

It sounds like a benign experiment: Reduce the prices that Medicare pays for some drugs, and see if that holds down their out-of-control price increases. But many doctors argue that such Medicare cost controls might lead to worse care.

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FDA releases consumer health information providing women with tips on preventing heart disease

The FDA released a consumer health information update on June 2 that provides women with tips on preventing heart disease.

Approximately 25 percent of women die from heart disease, the leading cause of death among women according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Make sure to do your research when shopping for a Medicare plan

Medicare health insurance coverage, starting at age 65 for most Americans, is a wonderful thing -- but it's not simple. There's no single plan that serves everyone. Instead, you need to learn about Medicare, and then decide which Medicare plan is best for you. Here's a brief guide to your options.

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Despite significant progress women lag behind men when building retirement assets

The gender pay gap is a hot topic these days, but it's not the only economic gender gap. Women also are lagging behind men in building retirement security.

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Here are 5 critical facts baby boomers should know about Social Security

The baby boomer generation includes Americans born between 1946 and 1964, or those that are between 52 and 70 years of age now. With this generation at or near Social Security age, there are some critical facts baby boomers should know about the financial state of Social Security, potential reforms, and recent changes to the rules.

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Your 50's may be your last decade for retirement planning, make them count with these tips

Grow your savings.

The decade leading up to retirement is your last chance to build a significant nest egg. The decisions you make now will impact the retirement benefits you receive and how much you will be able to safely spend for the rest of your life. Here's how to improve your retirement finances in your 50s.

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AP poll shows that many Americans are misinformed about long term care

Myths persist about how people will get long-term care and pay for it as they get older, according to a new poll.

Specifically, an annual poll completed this spring by the Associated Press (AP) and the independent NORC research center shows that many of us need help connecting the dots when it comes to long-term care.

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Don't fall victim to these myths when planning for retirement

Many Americans are on track to fall short of meeting conservative retirement savings targets. In fact, 45 percent of working-age households do not have money saved in retirement accounts, according to a report by the National Institute on Retirement Security.

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Florida man creates online group to help dementia patients assist each other

For 10 years, Gary LeBlanc of Spring Hill, Florida, was the caregiver for his father, who had Alzheimer's disease before passing away in 2009. The next year, his mother began experiencing vascular dementia, the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease in people over 65.

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The President calls for expanding Social Security

Social Security advocates long have had doubts about President Obama’s support for the program (as we reported as recently as last month). But that ended Wednesday, when in a speech in Elkhart, Ind., he suddenly called for expanding the program.

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