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    The Power of Positive Aging and How to Live That Way

    By Richard Eisenberg for Next AvenueBack in the 1990s, when I worked at Money magazine, David Lereah was a go-to source for our real estate stories. His job then: chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association (he later held that job at the National Association of Realtors). I lost track of Lereah until his new, and wholly surprising, book recently arrived: The Power of Positive Aging. And boy does he have a story to tell.At age 62, a few years ago, Lereah was diagnosed with stage...  Read More...

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    Get Proactive and Develop a COVID-19 Care Plan

    By Dr. Christine Nguyen for Next AvenueTom Reynolds jokes that his doctors say he’s the “healthiest sick person we know.” The 71-year-old in Cocoa, Fla. resident has gone through 20 medical procedures.“I have not been a good steward of my body,” he admits.   Read More...

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    Is It Safe to Return to Your Doctor?

    By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell for Next AvenueMicheline Burger, a 72-year-old retired attorney who lives in Longmont, Colo., has put off many medical appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as her annual physical and dental exam and an important follow-up for an eye exam.“I’ve had a cornea transplant, so I have to have the corneas checked regularly, but I delayed that from February to June,” says Burger. “I just haven’t felt comfortable going to doctors’ o...  Read More...

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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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    A Physician Answers 5 Questions About Asymptomatic COVID-19

    By Dr. William Petri for Next Avenue(Editor’s note: Blood tests that check for exposure to the coronavirus are starting to come online, and preliminary findings suggest that many people have been infected without knowing it. Even people who do eventually experience the common symptoms of COVID-19 don’t start coughing and spiking fevers the moment they’re infected.   Read More...