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Election Year 2010: Hold Onto Yer Hats!

Posted on 09/3/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeAARP Bulletin has a must-read on the atmosphere around the 2010 elections, and what you should expect: The elections have Tea Party candidates, sex scandals, lie detector tests, third parties, professional wrestling magnates, intra-party squabbling and more. Thirty-seven Senate seats are at stake, there are races for governor in nearly 40 states, and all of the seats in the House of Representatives are at stake. Control of Congress is really up for grabs this year, as Democrats are trying to …

99 Ways to Save!

Posted on 07/22/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsEveryone is trying to save money anywhere they can these days, while still doing all the things they love, like traveling and indulging in your favorite foods and restaurants. (I personally can’t wait for the coupon section each Sunday!) AARP Bulletin has a great list of 99 Great Ways to Save – with tips that you might not have thought of on your own! Check them out…and here is a sampling of a few good ones: Saving on Fuel: For …

Can an Aspirin a Day Be Bad for Your Health?

Posted on 05/11/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthCheck out this AARP Bulletin piece on how new guidelines on aspirin are saying that not everyone should be taking the drug every day, as it may pose serious health risks: The aspirin-a-day controversy erupted publicly in March when a 10-year study of nearly 30,000 adults ages 50 to 75 without known heart disease found that a daily aspirin didn’t offer any discernible protection. The group taking aspirin had cardiovascular disease at the same rate as those taking a placebo. …

10 Things to Know About Health Care Reform

Posted on 04/29/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthYou gotta love Patricia Barry for putting things in plain ‘n easy terms for us. On AARP Bulletin, she gives us 10 things that we need to know about health care reform, as well as a guide to for folks in various situations — situations you may be in, like if you run a small business, if you’re on Medicare, and so on. Make sure to check it out, you may learn a bit more about how health care reform …

Sign up for Medicare…Online!

Posted on 04/15/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthSigning up for Medicare has never been easier. Last week marked the beginning of a new way for older adults to enroll for Medicare — on the internet. Patricia Barry reports: This new kind of application “will make it easier than ever to sign up for Medicare,” said Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue at the program’s launch in Los Angeles. The rollout will be promoted in advertising spots featuring actress Patty Duke and the cast of her 1960s sitcom …

You’ve got Health Care Reform Questions…And We’ve Got Answers

Posted on 04/2/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthWith a huge (more than 2,000 pages to be specific) piece of health care reform legislation everyone has got questions about health care reform and what it will mean for them. There are a ton of new benefits, changes, rules, penalties, etc, etc, etc, and it’s all happening over the course of several years. So, ask away! AARP Bulletin will be taking and answering as many questions about health care reform as they can right here. Post your question in …