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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. Diplomatic Guide for Grandparents

      Becoming a grandparent changes everything. Coupled with incomparable joy is uncertainty about where you fit in. Your role -- not always appreciated by society -- is vitally important in shaping a grandchild's life. You and the parents want what's best for the child. But you discover you don't always

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    2. Help Yourself

      Emergencies don't upset your life every day, thank goodness, but they do happen. You're slicing tomatoes for dinner, get distracted, and put a gash in your hand that requires stitches. Your tree-climbing kid takes a tumble from a high branch. Or your spouse steps on a rusty nail while cleaning out t

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    3. Rolling Stones: How They Keep Rockin'

      Maybe they're still seeking satisfaction. But time is definitely on their side. The Rolling Stones are still one of the world's biggest rock and roll bands. They've got the record-setting concert grosses and Super Bowl performance credit to prove it. Sure, the band's been around since 1962, and thre

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    4. Baby Boomers: A New Way to Grow Old

      It looks like the baby boomers, who used to urge each other to "do your own thing," will do precisely that when it comes to retirement. Some will imitate their parents and drop out of the work force as early as possible to begin a life of leisure, continuing a trend that began more than a century ag

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    5. Seeing Double

      Second opinions increase your insight -- and peace of mind.

    6. Caution: Slippery Falls Ahead

      Do you ever have one of those days where everything is fine until suddenly -- wipe out -- you slip and fall? Meri-K Appy, the president of the Home Safety Council had a day like that. "I will confess to you that I had a fall and I did everything wrong," she says, of a spill she took about six months

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    7. Easy Listening: Hearing Devices for a Muffled World

      Is the TV volume edging its way upward? Are you straining to hear on the phone? You may be ready for an assistive listening device (ALD) - a gizmo that amplifies sound to help you hear better, whether it's a TV, phone, lecture hall, or noisy restaurant. "These ALDs are for people who have mild heari

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    8. Financial Planning for Caregivers

      Maintaining healthy finances as you approach 65 is just as important as getting regular medical checkups. Are you doing everything you should be doing to get your financial house in order for an active and comfortable retirement? Experts from the American Association of Retired Persons and the Natio

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    9. The Letter (and Spirit) of Drug Import Laws

      Let's make this very clear. It's absolutely, unequivocally, without question illegal to reimport into the U.S. prescription drugs that have been exported to other countries, or to bring in substances that are banned under U.S. law, for any reason, except when you've got a prescription and the FDA or

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    10. Buying Drugs Across the Border

      Looking for drug bargains across the border? If so, you might do well to remember two timeless maxims: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," and "There's a sucker born every minute." The U.S. has the highest prescription drug costs in the world, prompting many people to seek savings by

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