Tag: health care

Survey Highlights Unequal U.S. Health Care System

June 21, 2021 — Keeva Blackwood, Deidra Fryer, and Tricia Stewart Moody have a few things in common. They all live in Maryland, all...

The new cruise ship rulebook: What to know about booking a trip, getting on board, and other changes

You may have been able to hear the champagne corks pop and cheers resound on June 5 as the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship weighed anchor...

COVID Led More Women to Forgo Needed Health Care

June 15, 2021 — Morgan Tebeau has struggled with debilitating back pain all of her adult life. The 38-year-old mother from Harrisonburg, VA, was...

This is where older Americans find the most happiness

Ready for this one? Good things came out of the pandemic. A new study “The Four Pillars of the New Retirement: What a Difference a...

Court upholds Houston hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy — workers can refuse vaccine, but ‘will simply need to work somewhere else’

A Texas hospital system’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees can stand after a federal judge on Saturday dismissed a closely watched lawsuit from workers...

I’m 40, and a single, military dad of 2; I have rental income, $100K in retirement savings and expect at least $3K a month in retirement — what am I missing?

I am 40 years old and am a single, military father. My kids are 9 and 7. I signed over my Post-911 GI bill benefits...

FDA approved the first major Alzheimer’s treatment in 18 years — what that means for your loved ones fighting the disease

The Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval of Biogen’s drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, is a significant step in the fight against the debilitating illness...

Here’s what employers are NOT allowed to do to entice workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Answer: When the deep-fried treat is dangled as an enticement to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Government officials, companies and employers keep trying to persuade vaccine...

More workers negotiate a return to the office — but working from home is a privilege open to precious few Americans

As white-collar workplaces debate the future of hybrid work with more than half of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, a new analysis provides a reminder that...

Zero U.K. COVID-19 deaths recorded for first time since start of pandemic

The U.K. recorded no daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, according to the latest...

My elderly mother-in-law has progressive dementia. My sister-in-law charged her $70K in rent. Is this ethical?

My mother-in-law has progressive dementia. When she began to fail at home, my wife and her brother proposed moving her into a one-room cottage on...

I’m 49, my wife is 34, we have 4 kids and $2.3 million saved. I earn $300K a year but ‘lose a lot of sleep worrying about tomorrow’ — when can I retire?

I am 49 years old (turning 50 this year) and my wife is 34. We have two young children under the age of 2, and...

A wake-up call to retirees who don’t get enough sleep

If you’re an older American, chances are you have problems sleeping. Whether it’s difficulty getting to sleep, waking up in the middle of the night...

’Contagious unemployment’ — a controversial theory why companies have difficulty hiring workers

Companies are struggling to find recruits, and economists, lawmakers and businesses big and small are wondering why. The latest hypothesis, proposed in a new working...

Monthly payments of up to $300 per child are starting for most families — and could keep coming for years

As the U.S. government prepares to send out up to $300 a month per child to millions of families this summer, the payments could end...

My mother, 65, passed away and left me her house — and mortgage. Her partner, 72, lives there. What are my moral obligations here?

My mom passed away unexpectedly at 65 on March 5. I am her only child, and she never remarried after divorcing my dad in 1991....

Do you trust your friends or coworkers to be honest about their COVID vaccine? What about strangers at a restaurant or concert?

While the recent federal guidance on mask wearing depends on people being transparent about their COVID-19 vaccination status, a new survey suggests most Americans don’t...

EU expects to take delivery of 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of September, agrees on digital certificate for travelers

The European Union, which has been lagging in getting its 450 million citizens vaccinated against COVID-19, expects to take delivery of 1 billion vaccine doses...

AMA Announces Major Commitment to Health Equity

May 13, 2021 — The American Medical Association has released a 3-year strategic plan to counter longstanding health inequities that hurt marginalized communities and...

How to conquer loneliness and social isolation

Over the last year, we isolated from each other to avoid a potentially deadly virus. Sadly, however, many older people had plenty of practice with...

My boyfriend inherited a home and $700K. He pays me $500 monthly rent. Should I ask him for $86K to pay off my condo?

Dear Quentin, I have lived with my boyfriend in my home for over 20 years. We never married, and I have three siblings. I also...

I share custody with my ex-wife 50-50, but our daughters live with me 24/7 due to her boyfriend’s meth habit. What happens to the child tax credit?

Dear Quentin, My ex-wife and I divorced in August 2020 after 21 years and four children. In our custody agreement, we have 50-50 custody of...

I’m worth $3 million, and separating from my much wealthier partner of 33 years. What kind of financial settlement can I expect?

Dear Quentin, I am a 63-year-old man considering separating from my domestic partner, with whom I have been for 33 years. My partner owns the...

I care for my mother and sold her house. My sister says half the home belongs to her, and now she wants a loan. What do I do?

Dear Quentin, My mother is in a wheelchair, and can no longer care for herself. I, having a durable power of attorney, moved her into...

I bought my parents’ house at below-market rate — my sister wants me to give her $50K to build my mother an annex. Is that fair?

My mother turns 81 this year. For years, she and my sister talked about building an annex onto my sister’s house so my mom could...