Florida pediatrician Andy Margileth recently turned 101 and is one of a dozen physicians over 100 still licensed to practice in the US. The World War II Navy veteran had a military pediatrics award named for him and was involved in efforts to develop vaccines and prevent childhood disease.
An economics-based approach to financial planning can help baby boomers who may not be as prepared financially as they should be for retirement, according to economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff. The approach has four goals and can help a household maintain and even increase its standard of living throughout retirement, Kotlikoff writes.
In times of economic, political, and even climate uncertainty, planning for retirement may seem overwhelming. To gain control, focus on a comprehensive and holistic philosophy about money, a systematic process for implementing financial strategies, and planning customized to your situation.
HHS and the Department of Justice's joint Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program recovered nearly $3.1 billion in fiscal 2020, including about $2.1 billion for the Medicare Trust Funds, according to a report.
Beth Elgort, a retired social worker, started dance classes and the nonprofit Mind, Music, Movement Foundation to help people with movement issues or neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's diseases, maintain their physical and mental abilities and socialize. Elgort has worked with a neurologist and ballet dancers for a class that helps people with such disorders maintain quality of life.
Alzheimer's disease and dementia expert Dan Cohen started the Music & Memory program in 2010 to help older-adult care organizations and communities use music to improve quality of life among patients and residents. Music helps them remember, relax, and maintain a sense of self even when they're experiencing mental confusion, Cohen says.
Dental care for veterans at the Montana Department of Veterans Affairs has become more convenient lately thanks to its implementation of teledentistry and specifically, the use of an intraoral camera that helps dental hygienists spot oral health issues. The hygienists then send information to the dentist or relevant specialist and begin the process of treatment without the patient having to undergo multiple visits.
The newly approved California budget eliminates the financial asset test for people who have both Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, and Medicare. Financial eligibility for this population will be based only on income.