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  1. 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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  2. Seeing Double

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

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Buying Drugs Online.

    Michael Albano had big budget problems. As mayor of Springfield, Mass., the fourth largest city in New England, Albano faced massive cuts in state aid, forcing him in February 2003 to announce layoffs of more than 300 city workers, including police officers and firefighters. As father of a 13-year-o

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  7. 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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  8. Financial Steps to Take When You're 65+

    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. Vitamin Essentials as We Age

    Mom may have worried about you getting the vitamins you needed when you were a child (remember those Flintstone's chewables?), but who's keeping track of your essential vitamins and other nutrients now that you're getting older? As we age, our dietary requirements change, and we're also more focused

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  10. Prescription for Trouble?

    She's a 70-year-old grandmother and retired hospital social worker who requests anonymity because earlier this year, she committed the first crime in her life: She had drugs smuggled in from Colombia. Not cocaine or marijuana, but Lamisil tablets to treat a stubborn toenail fungus. "At my local phar

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