Although hearing loss is a very common sensory loss — affecting one-third of all American adults between the ages of 65 and 74 and nearly half of those older than 75 — solutions to hearing problems have been slow to materialize. Until recently, hearing aids only made things louder, not necessarily clearer. Scientists have yet to discover a way to repair damage to the inner ear.
Workers who are nearing age 65 and have health insurance through their job may want to consider how Medicare could factor into their medical coverage.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers are again pushing to allow some recently separated service members to use their GI Bill benefits to start a new business, instead of attending college classes.
House appropriators backed White House plans for another big funding boost for the Department of Veterans Affairs next year in their first public budget draft released on Thursday.
College savings accounts, known as the 529 Plan, can be confusing. Parents know that they have tax incentives. However, what exactly are those benefits? Which investment options make the most sense? Which costs are covered, and which aren’t? Many parents don’t care if they have so many questions. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the 529 plan to help get rid of some of the fog.
Chronic pain can be a sign of emerging dementia up to 16 years before the brain disease itself is diagnosed, according to findings published in the journal Pain.
Veterans Affairs officials are overhauling their application process for caregiver benefits, while simultaneously fighting a court ruling that would force them to allow a legal review for individuals rejected for the program.
Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same — particularly for people over 60.