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Q: After many years of being alone after my husband passed, I am considering marrying a wonderful man who I met through a mutual friend. Although he is a very trustworthy and lovely man, he is a … more
This is the second of two articles that provide readers, especially those new to Medicare, a brief history of the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program or HIICAP. Part I of … more
Some people know that they have a heart problem, but some don’t. An unrecognized heart condition can lead to an emergency, something most of us would like to avoid. Here are some signs that your … more
It is here – National Nutrition Month March 2019. National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It focuses on … more
March is Poison Prevention Month and the third week in March has been observed as National Poison Prevention Week and National Animal Poison Prevention Week. This week is meant to bring knowledge and … more
“If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street. If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat. If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet …” — George Harrison, … more
For the past several years I have written this monthly column which focuses on the services provided by the Oneida County Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program or HIICAP. … more
Having a pet in your life can be a rewarding experience. When you decide to get a pet you have to remember that it is a big responsibility and adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment. Animals are not … more
Do you have gout or does someone you know have gout? Or does it run in your family? There is more known about gout than there was when Benjamin Franklin had it. It can be controlled with medication … more
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. About 92 million people in the United States have some form of heart/cardiovascular disease – that’s about 29 percent of the population. … more
There is a Center for Science and the Public Interest (CSPI). Doctor Peter Laurie is the Director of CSPI and he sends good news about food and health for 2019. Some victories for healthier foods … more
As pet owners we know how much joy and companionship they can bring to our lives. But having multiple pets can enrich each others lives as well as ours. Multiple pets aren’t for everyone, but if … more
The Medicare Part D Open Enrollment period is over for 2019. So, we can sit back and enjoy the benefits we have earned over the years and protections afforded us by Medicare. While this is true for … more
When determining the best estate plan option, it is vital to analyze variables unique to you: age, health (physical ailments, disease, family history, terminal illness, disability), spending habits, … more
Holidays are challenging for everyone. As people age, it takes fewer calories to maintain a healthy weight. Bite-for-bite, a low calorie food like an apple has a small fraction of the calories found … more
YORKVILLE — The Retired Public Employees Association Mohawk Valley Chapter will hold its annual Holiday Luncheon and Membership Meeting from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Club Monarch, 16 … more
This article marks the fourth consecutive year that I have devoted this entire column to the annual publication Medicare and You. For those new to Medicare, prior to the open enrollment period all … more
Are you interested in helping out your local animal shelter or rescue? There are many ways that you can help. One very important way to help is by adopting a pet. Whether you want a certain type of … more
Transferring ownership of property to children as people age, while retaining the right to live at the property for the rest of one’s life (in legal jargon, “retaining a life estate”), is a … more
With the onset of winter upon the area, there are some necessary reminders regarding the delivery of Oneida County Senior Nutrition Program meals. OCSN will announce all closings via television … more
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