• September 24, 2016

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Don't leave money on the table: Know your Social Security facts

(BPT) - Planning ahead and getting an accurate picture of your options may be the key to getting the most out of your retirement. However, a survey commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) aimed to better understand how much Americans know about Social Security retirement benefits suggests many may be leaving Social Security retirement benefits they’re entitled to on the table, or incorrectly assuming what benefits may be available in retirement. Here are some the most common questions and answers for people of all ages:

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
What you need to know about atrial fibrillation and stroke
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Each year, millions of people in the U.S. have an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia, according to the American Heart Association.  Heart arrhythmias are common and can be harmless. However, certain arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AFib), may produce pooling and clotting of the blood which can then travel to other parts of the body, damaging the brain, lungs and other organs if not treated appropriately.  

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The uplifting truth about end-of-life care
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When a loved one is critically ill, hearing that it’s time for hospice care can be devastating news. On top of the emotional upheaval of coping with a terminal illness, you may be unsure what hospice care really is — and believe it’s just an indication your loved one will likely pass away.

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Monday 09/19/2016
Veterans find hope and healing through creative arts
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Where words fail, the creative arts have the ability to speak. Art therapy is an empowering technique that allows for self-discovery and has the power to produce insight and expression in a non-threatening way. That is why the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages creative arts as a therapeutic, and often lifesaving, tool for returning soldiers.

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What you still don't know about breast cancer
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The topic of breast cancer can feel familiar — from October walks to pink ribbons, Americans know breast cancer. That is, until you or a loved one is diagnosed.  

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Thursday 09/15/2016
How to Talk to Aging Parents about the Future
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Parents care for and guide children into adulthood. But as parents age, sometimes the roles are reversed.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Meaningful, doable ways to support veterans, members of the military and their families
Updated: September 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - At the airport, you take a moment to thank a solider in uniform who is returning home. On Veterans Day, you hold up a sign at your town’s parade to let those who have served know how much you care. Throughout the year, whenever you encounter veterans or someone currently serving in the armed forces, you show your appreciation for their service.

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Tuesday 09/06/2016
Creating confidence: 8 steps to feeling more self-assured
Updated: September 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Virtually everyone struggles with a lack of self-confidence at some point in their lives and it’s perfectly normal to feel unsure of yourself in certain situations. However, if you find a lack of confidence is holding you back from fully enjoying your personal life, or achieving your professional goals, it may be time to take action.

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How Boomers are Disrupting the Housing Market
Updated: September 06, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) As the Boomer population ages and retires, massive shifts in the housing market are to be expected. One current popular trend with these older Americans is manufactured housing in land-lease communities, where homes are placed on leased land and the overall price of the home is lower than other types of homes. And many of these communities offer senior-friendly amenities.

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Section of Rancier Avenue in Killeen to close next week
Posted: September 23, 2016

Eastbound lanes of Rancier Avenue, between 10th Street and 18th Street in Killeen, will be closed weekdays, beginning Monday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for about two weeks.

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Launch into space with Killeen native aboard delayed
Posted: September 23, 2016

MOSCOW — Russia’s space agency says a manned launch to the International Space Station that had been scheduled for Friday has been postponed.

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