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    1. 5 Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

      5 Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

      Although pancreatic cancer can be treated if caught early, the signs are often subtle, and the disease is usually missed until it is in later, more serious stages. But there are some warning signs that you can watch out for.

      The pancreas has two main jobs in the body: to make juices that help digest food and to make hormones, such as insulin and glucagon, that help control blood sugar levels. The digestive juices are made by exocrine pancreas cells, which is where about 95 percent of pancreatic cancers begin. The disease accounts for approximately 3 percent of all cancers and about 7 percent of all cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the risk goes up with age. About two-thirds of patients are at least 65 years old, and the average age at the time of diagnosis is 71, according to the ACS.

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    2. The Latest Tax Scams And Fraud Being Committed

      The Latest Tax Scams And Fraud Being Committed

      As tax season reaches its peak, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued its annual list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams.

      Some of the frauds on the government’s list are examples of how taxpayers are being preyed upon, such as email phishing attempts or identity theft. Others are ways Americans are cheating on their returns, such as inflating refund claims or padding deductions.

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    3. Heart Attack Symptoms And Signs Of A Stroke

      Heart Attack Symptoms And Signs Of A Stroke

      No doctor can tell you what a heart attack or stroke feels like quite as well as someone who’s actually suffered one. In this feature from AARP and the American Heart Association (AHA), heart patients recall, in their own words, what it’s like to suffer a cardiac event. Here, heart attack and stroke survivors describe how they felt when they experienced their symptoms.

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    4. Health Warning Signs of Serious Problems

      Health Warning Signs of Serious Problems

      When it comes to heart health, the American Heart Association has warned that chest pain or discomfort in one or both arms can be a warning sign of a heart issue and to see a doctor right away.
      Crushing pain in the chest is another warning sign of ticker trouble, but some indications of health issues are not as obvious and can often be mistaken or ignored.
      Here are seven warning signs that may be cause for concern.

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    5. Health Screenings And Tests You Don't Need

      Health Screenings And Tests You Don't Need

      If you're over 70, regular screening tests — especially when it comes to cancer — may be a big waste of time, say a growing number of health experts worried about the overtesting of those who are in their 70s, 80s and even older. These experts' concern is that unnecessary screenings could lead to invasive procedures or treatments that leave patients worse off than before, especially among those with serious health problems such as heart disease.

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      Mentions: Cancer
    6. 12 States With the Best Tax Deductions for Retirees

      12 States With the Best Tax Deductions for Retirees

      New Hampshire heads a list of 12 states that offer the most favorable tax breaks for retirees, in a recent ranking by personal finance website Money and Career CheatSheet. South Carolina is ranked number 2, followed by Hawaii, South Dakota and Nevada.

      Rounding out the top 12 are Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Puerto Rico (actually a territory, not a state), Florida and Alaska.

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    7. 10 Things You Should Know About Living Trusts

      10 Things You Should Know About Living Trusts

      For most people, a will is the first choice for passing on an estate to heirs. But it's not the only choice. Among other estate planning tools, the revocable living trust is gaining in popularity, especially among boomers.

      In addition to being one of several ways to avoid probate—the legal process to determine whether a will is valid—living trusts may offer before-death and after-death advantages.

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      Mentions: Richard Young
    8. CDC study shows rise in arthritis cases

      CDC study shows rise in arthritis cases

      The number of adults in the U.S. suffering from arthritis has risen to an “all-time high,” says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with 60 percent of those affected under 65.

      “This is not your mother’s arthritis. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not an old person’s disease,” acting CDC director Anne Schuchat, M.D., told reporters during a teleconference. Of the 54 million Americans who report being diagnosed with arthritis, some 32 million are of working age (18 to 64), including 24 million adults ages 45 to 64, according to the latest CDC figures.

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    9. AARP Opposes Healthcare Bill

      AARP Opposes Healthcare Bill

      In a statement today, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond announced AARP’s opposition to the House plan that would make changes to our current health care system, such as shortening the life of Medicare, hiking costs for those who can least afford higher insurance premiums, risking seniors’ ability to live independently, and giving tax breaks to big drug companies and health insurance companies:

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    10. 9 Ways to Retire on Social Security Alone

      9 Ways to Retire on Social Security Alone

      Social Security was designed to supplement only pensions and retirement savings. But for many, that's no longer the case. Among beneficiaries 65 and older, 1 out of 5 married couples — and 2 out of 5 singles — receive at least 90 percent of their income from the program, according to the Social Security Administration.

      Living mostly on Social Security alone can be difficult. But here are tips for those near or in retirement who may find themselves in that situation.

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    11. 6 More Myths About Social Security That Aren't True

      6 More Myths About Social Security That Aren't True

      Myth 1: The President sets the COLA.

      Myth 2: Members of Congress don't pay into the system.

      Myth 3: Social Security is going broke.

      Myth 4: Retirees lose benefits forever if they work.

      Myth 5: Social Security payroll taxes go into the general fund.

      Myth 6: Undocumented immigrants collect Social Security.

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    12. Future of Social Security Program for Americans

      Future of Social Security Program for Americans

      With all the doom and gloom that swirls around the future of Social Security, it's no wonder so many people have questions about what's in store. Only 10 percent of Americans ages 25 to 69 are 'very confident' they'll get as much as the program delivers today, and 18 percent believe they'll get nothing, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey found.

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