Having a plan is key for a comfortable and enjoyable retirement

The more you think about and plan for your retirement, the better it's likely to be. And since it can be 20 or 30 years of your life or more, it's well worth learning about and following these retirement rules to live by.

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Mississippi Senator introduces bill to reward breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research

Imagine if a child born today learned about Alzheimer’s in a history book rather than in a health class. Or if that child never had to watch a loved one suffer from this terrible disease. These are not far-fetched notions. Americans have consistently defied extraordinary odds to achieve the seemingly impossible. Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s should be no different.

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Congressman Jim McDermott introduces HR 5396, The Medicare Dental, Vision and Hearing benefits Act of 2016 for seniors

A top Democrat wants to expand Medicare's benefits to provide hearing, vision and dental care to the nation's seniors.

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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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