President Kennedy, Chronic Pain, and Me

In the 1990s, I had a serious spinal injury while serving in the U.S. Foreign Service. While recovering from neurosurgery for my injuries, a colleague suggested I read how President John F. Kennedy managed his chronic back pain.

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Grief Relief: Grieving and Celebrating in December

As the month of December approached, Kenneth, who was recently widowed after a three-decade marriage, confided in a friend:

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Statins Likely Unhelpful in Reducing COVID Mortality, Severity

In the worldwide effort to battle SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers have often turned to medications used as therapies for other conditions in the hopes of finding ones that either kill the coronavirus or lessen the impacts from its infection.

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Free Fall-Prevention Series Planned

The York County Area Agency on Aging will host free classes for people to learn how to manage the risk of falling and increase activity levels.

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Is Your Pain Acute or Chronic? Knowing the Difference Will Help Healing

Pain comes in all shapes and sizes. No one wants to suffer it. But if you had a choice of what’s the best kind to get, you’d choose “A” for acute. That sounds bad. But it’s better than “C” for “chronic.”

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VA’s Family Caregiver Program Extends Eligibility

The Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program is extending eligibility through Sept. 30, 2022, for veterans who are legacy participants or legacy applicants and for their family caregivers participating in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

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Grief Relief: I’m Alone; Now What?

“My partner has died; my children are grown and gone. Now what?”

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Social Security News: Sign Up for Medicare Part B Online

You can sign up for Medicare Part B online! If you’re enrolled in Medicare Part A and want to enroll in Part B during the special enrollment period, please visit our Medicare webpage at ssa.gov/benefits/medicare.

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Get Tested for COPD: Your Lungs Will Thank You

If you’re often short of breath during everyday activities, your chest feels tight, or you cough a lot, you may be chalking it up to getting older, having allergies, or being a smoker (now or in the past).

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