Research suggests that even a little exercise can keep your brain young & healthy

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging, and a little exercise might help keep them at bay, a new study suggests.

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Florida U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan supports legislation to crack down on fraudulent robocalls

One of the more prominent Republicans in the Florida congressional delegation is throwing his support behind a proposal cracking down on robocalls.

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Research suggests poor sleep can accelerate Alzheimer’s disease

How well you sleep could decrease—or raise—your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Are your bedtime behaviors putting you at risk?

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The U.S. is facing a retirement crisis & not even high earners are immune

The country is facing a retirement crisis, but some Americans are worse off than others.

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U.S. Rep Gary Palmer reintroduces legislation allowing senior citizens to opt out of Medicare without losing their Social Security benefits

Congressman Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, reintroduced the Retirement Freedom Act HR2108 on Thursday, which would allow senior citizens to opt out of Medicare without losing their Social Security benefits. Companion legislation was introduced by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah.

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97 year old Tennessee lawyer still works full time everyday

Around 6 a.m., James L. Bass Jr. microwaves a frozen sausage and biscuit, a simple but significant task.

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These Social Security mistakes could cost you thousands of dollars in benefits

Social Security is a guaranteed source of income in retirement, and it can ease the burden on your personal retirement savings, helping you stretch your dollars further. But the amount you receive depends on several factors, including when you begin claiming benefits and how much you earned during your years in the workforce. It's important to understand how these pieces all fit together or you could make a mistake that costs you tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security benefits over your lifetime. Here are three big Social Security faux pas you don't want to make.

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Long term care providers take a major hit with tax law change

America’s long-term care profession is facing a dire financial crisis. With many nursing homes already being forced to close their doors for a multitude of reasons, there is now additional financial pressure on the horizon for providers following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last year.

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If you're retiring before age 65, you have a few options for healthcare coverage before Medicare kicks in

Dear Savvy Senior,

I will be retiring in a few months and need to get some health insurance for my wife and me until we can enroll in Medicare. What are my options?

— About to Retire

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A yearly financial checkup can help make sure your retirement plan is working.

When you see your doctor for your annual physical exam, you’ll nearly always begin with a blood pressure test. That’s a vital sign that shows whether your body is operating as it should. Following similar logic, periodic meetings with your financial advisor should include a checkup on your retirement plan. If you discover symptoms that your plan is going off the rails, you can ask for the right prescription to get back on track.

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