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4 posts from May 2008

19 May 2008

The unexpected dependent: When retirement is not for you alone (AARP Bulletin Today - 19 May 2008)

Three articles about the potential retirement consequences of an unexpected dependent appear on the AARP Bulletin Today website.


Teresa Boardman, 49, and Jack Boardman, 59, of St. Paul, Minn., had a plan. When Jack turned 65, he would retire from his job in the parts department of a car dealership, and Teresa would continue working for a few more years as a self-employed real estate agent. Now they’re reconsidering those plans: Their daughter Sarah, 27, has moved back home while she pursues her graduate degree...

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Superfoods help heart health (Nutritional Outlook - April 2008)

No0803_coverA story about superfoods and how their consumption can benefit cardiovascular health appears in the April 2008 issue of Nutritional Outlook.


You can hardly open a magazine or newspaper these days without reading about so-called superfoods.  Exotic foods such as pomegranate, acai, goji, mangosteen and spirulina, as well as more every-day offerings such as blueberry and cranberry, are all being touted as foods that can help prevent disease and slow down the aging process.  But is there more to these foods than hype?  Anecdotal and preliminary scientific evidence point to yes -- including indications that they can help prevent cardiovascular disease, a leading killer of individuals over 45 years of age.  And those findings are spurring new markets and vehicles to get superfoods and their components out to consumers...

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11 May 2008

When your toddler is a late talker (Parenting - May 2008)

Par_sub_char_mod_02An article about toddlers and delayed speech appears in the May 2008 issue of Parenting Magazine. 


If your toddler seems behind in speech and language, people often try to offer up "helpful" advice. Careful -- they may pass on misinformation. The facts about some things you might hear...

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01 May 2008

What to do when your parent is in debt (AARP Bulletin Today - April 2008)

Aarpbul_logo_2An article about what to do when you find that your elderly parent is in debt appears on the AARP Bulletin Today website.


Until our weeklong visit, my mother and I had no idea that things had gotten so bad for her mother.

Nothing could have prepared us for the telephone calls that began each day at 6 a.m. and sometimes continued late into the evening. My grandmother refused to pick up the phone. And when my mother or I answered, we found tenacious collections agents on the other end who were all too happy to berate us instead. We had no idea how long my grandmother had been living with the calls or how much debt had caused them to start...

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