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PillsThe 7 deadly emotions of caregiving

By Paula Spencer Scott, caring.com

How guilt, resentment, and other powerful caregiver feelings can raise your stress and sap your energy -- and what you can do to avoid the damage.

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scaleHow to have "the talk" with your parents words to use — and avoid — when discussing tough issues

By Paula Spencer Scott, caring.com



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Bills Introduced
S 998 (Franken, D-MN), to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish a Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights, and to establish state Home Care Ombudsman programs; to Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. CR 5/21/13, S3657.

S 999 (Cardin, D-MD), to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide social service agencies with the resources to provide services to meet the urgent needs of Holocaust survivors to age in place with dignity, comfort, security, and quality of life; to Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. CR 5/21/13, S3657.

HR 2064 (Wasserman-Schultz, D-FL), to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide social service agencies with the resources to provide services to meet the urgent needs of Holocaust survivors to age in place with dignity, comfort, security, and quality of life; to Education and the Workforce. CR 5/21/13, H2838.

Floor Action
On 6/13/13, the Senate agreed to S Res 171, designating June 15, 2013, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.


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7 surprising effects of obesity
By Liz Neporent, ABC News

Add 12 (or more) years to your life! New ways to protect against heart disease
By iVillage

Britain’s national health service visits D.C. for some pointers
By Ankita Rao, Kaiser Health News

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Heart attack symptoms women should never ignore
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How does the health law affect premiums for smokers?
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Many in U.S. don't get proper testing for hepatitis C: CDC
By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters

Protect Your Heart: An Age-By-Age Guide
The best ways to prevent heart disease in every decade of your life
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Smokers, you owe your boss $6k a year
Lowered productivity, smoke breaks and higher health care costs all factor in to higher expenses for employers
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Medicade LInks
A Medicare tax break

Some self-employed can deduct Medicare insurance premium
By Bill Bischoff, MarketWatch

MERS coronavirus has potential to cause pandemic: WHO
By Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

Medicare overpaid $529 million for anemia drugs in 2011 - report
By Joseph Walker, The Wall Street Journal

Medicare list of hospital charges for 100 procedures shows wide variation
By Liz Kowalczyk, Boston Globe

Study: Cuts to Medicare trim costs to insurers
By Kathryn Smith, Politico
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Retirement, illness: Which causes which?
By Matthew Heime, MarketWatch

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Biometric database of all adult Americans hidden in Immigration Reform
By David Kravets, WIRED

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