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Dealing with disasters

Tips for dealing with the immediate shock and facing the challenges.

Disasters affect us for months, and live in our memories for years. For those who lost homes due to fires, floods, tornadoes, landslides, hurricanes or other so-called natural disasters, life will never be the same.

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Piggy Bank

Saving for your child's future ... or yours: Which takes priority?

Q: I am worried about saving money for retirement while planning expenses for my children's college years. Is there a way to do both?

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Boomers

Is the Baby Boom generation really that different?

In many respects, the answer is no, but there are important ways the 78 million people born from the end of World War II to 1964 are distinguishable from all previous generations. The distinctiveness is not just in the numbers, but also in values, life choices, and longevity.

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Health care and retirement saving keep people on the job.

How many older Americans are working full time -- any why? Here's eye-opening research on work from Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI):

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Excercise gently

Are you a weekend warrior?

Aging puts some limits on how long and how intensely you can exercise. Growing older also makes you more prone to injuries during physical activity. Boomers can be at particular risk though, because they might just be discovering their bodies aren't as young as they used to be. By all means, exercise to stay in shape, but take precautions to prevent injuries.

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Hera Dore, RN, MSN

Hera Dore, RN, MSN manages the Surgical Acute Care and Oncology Units at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. She has been a nurse since 1980 and has worked with a variety of patient age groups and families. In her role as a manager, Hera is involved with the patients as well as the staff. Her past experiences include Critical Care, staff development, and education. She received her Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas in Houston in 1992.
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Adult incontinence is common, yet it can be a difficult subject to discuss with family, friends, and even physicians.

Adult incontinence is much more prevalent in the United States than you might think. According to the National Association of Continence (NAFC, 2006), approximately 25 million adults in this country have experienced incontinence at some point in their lives. In fact, this number may be higher as most adults, especially men, won't admit or are embarrassed to discuss this condition with their healthcare provider, family, or friends. And 75-80 percent of those suffering incontinence are women.

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