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    9 Tips for a Successful Telemedicine Appointment

    By Dr. Christine Nguyen for Next AvenueIf you need to see your doctor these days, there’s a good chance you’ll be offered a telemedicine visit. That means you’ll “meet” with your physician either through a video chat or a phone call.   Read More...

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    How to Be a Great Virtual Grandparent

    By Liz Seegert for Next AvenueNothing is “normal” these days. While we don’t yet know how bad COVID-19 will ultimately be, we do know that people over 60 are at particular risk for complications, should they become ill. That has many grandparents sheltering in place and unable to be physically with their grandchildren.However, many are making extra efforts to maintain a regular presence in their grandkids’ lives during the pandemic, albeit in a different form.   Read More...

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    Heartwarming Connections From a Grieving Mother’s Story

    By Judy Nelson for Next Avenue“Yours will always be a Mother’s heart.”The message on the card attached to a single yellow rose makes me suck in my breath. It is the first Mother’s Day since my only child, Jason, died in a moped accident on a deserted Mexican highway the night after Christmas Day. He was three months short of his 21st birthday.My friend’s loving message got me through that day.But the past 30 Mother’s Days have put me through a shape-shift...  Read More...

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    Ways That Coronavirus Is Boosting Relationships

    By Lisa Fields for Next AvenueBack in January or February, you may have thought that “liking” someone’s Facebook post qualified as catching up with a friend. But if you’ve been self-isolating at home since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve probably upgraded to phone calls and video chats.This dramatic change in interpersonal connection has been one positive effect of COVID-19, fueled partly by concern for others and partly by the free time which people may have when they’re ...  Read More...

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    My Father’s Frugal Habits Make Sense Now

    By Margaret Morganroth Gullette for Next AvenueMy father had plenty of habits that irritated my mother. But nothing irritated her more than “Marty being cheap.” As a child, I didn’t understand it either.For instance, my father turned off the lights in rooms that people had just left. Sometimes we were leaving just to come right back in, but whenever he was home, he would march cross the little hallway from wherever he was at either end of the house to click the light switc...  Read More...