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By Associated Press
Many people mistakenly think that Medicare covers lots of things that it doesn't, only to learn the reality of its limitations when they or a loved one is denied coverage.
By Philip Moeller
When Social Security was created, family benefits did not drop off sharply when one spouse died because few women were in the workforce. But with the first baby boomers now age 72, the volume of very difficult survivor situations will…
A study from Harvard Medical School suggests better conversations about end-of-life care could help close the gap.
By Laura Santhanam
Social Security bases your benefits on your highest 35 years of wage earnings. The effect of any single year’s higher earnings will be modest.
By Susie Kaufman
Deep listening is often the palliative that people are wanting and not getting.
By Max Blau, STAT
Doctors have a tough time being frank with patients who are dying. So they're stepping into simulators to practice telling patients the unvarnished truth.
By PBS NewsHour
"Should I plan out my last words?" As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan hears that question sometimes. But death isn't so easy to predict. Instead, Egan suggests making sure you ask forgiveness or share your wisdom now.
Black seniors are more likely than whites and Latinos to forgo hospice care. Due to deeply felt religious beliefs and a long history of discrimination in the U.S., African-American patients are often reluctant to plan for the end of their…
By Megan Thompson
Here are 5 things that advocates from the "Conversation Project" say you should know about starting a conversation about end-of-life care with your loved ones.
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