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PUMPING IRONY: Reunion

By Craig Cox
Like many empty nesters, I often wonder what role I should be playing in my adult children’s lives. An unexpected visit from our daughter after months of silence provided some clarity.
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PUMPING IRONY: Destined for Diabetes?

By Craig Cox
A prediabetes diagnosis can trigger all sorts of nightmarish scenarios, but mounting evidence suggests that seniors are a lot less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than we’ve been led to believe.
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How to Deal With Loneliness

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Here's how to maintain social connections — even amid a pandemic.
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PUMPING IRONY: An ER for the Elderly

By Craig Cox
A promising wave of geriatric emergency departments, designed to cut hospital costs and better accommodate seniors, has been slowed by a lack of support from insurers — including Medicare.
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PUMPING IRONY: O Lucky Man!

By Craig Cox
I’ve never won a contest of any sort in my life, so when I got word that I’d been chosen to receive a COVID vaccine, I figured there must be some mistake.
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