Christopher J. Gearon

Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Palliative Care Targets Quality of Life
Doctor On Home Visit Discussing Health Of Senior Male Patient With Wife In Bedroom.
retirement

Palliative Care Targets Quality of Life

Palliative care makes it possible to treat the symptoms of serious illness without giving up quality of life.
August 10, 2016
Don't Wait to Check Out Assisted Living
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Don't Wait to Check Out Assisted Living

Consider timing, type of facility and costs when choosing a long-term care option.
July 20, 2016
Insurance If You Can't Work
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Insurance If You Can't Work

If you're unable to work for an extended period of time, a long-term disability insurance policy could help pay the bills.
May 9, 2016
Video Helps With End-of-Life Options
Stethoscope and EKG
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Video Helps With End-of-Life Options

The information can give patients more power over how they want their last days to play out.
May 20, 2015
The ABCs of Picking a Medigap Policy
Health care costs
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The ABCs of Picking a Medigap Policy

For those enrolling in traditional Medicare, buying a supplemental insurance policy covers the substantial gaps left by deductibles and co-payments.
January 14, 2015
Health Plans Shrink Choice of Providers
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Health Plans Shrink Choice of Providers

A small provider network could lead to unexpected, big medical bills. Take these five steps to reduce that risk.
May 23, 2014
There's No Place Like a Medical Home
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There's No Place Like a Medical Home

A new approach to primary care, patient-centered medical homes save money, reduce unnecessary services and improve patients' health.
March 13, 2014
Looking for Medical Help With a Clinical Trial
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Looking for Medical Help With a Clinical Trial

A little-noticed provision of the Affordable Care Act could open the door for many patients seeking potentially life-saving treatments.
December 20, 2013
Medicare Advantage Plans Can Cut Costs and Hassle
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Medicare Advantage Plans Can Cut Costs and Hassle

These private insurance plans are a one-stop shop for medical care.
September 17, 2013
Pay Flat Fees to Doctors With Direct Primary Care
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Pay Flat Fees to Doctors With Direct Primary Care

For a set price, patients receive a full range of medical services.
April 5, 2013
Shop Prices for Health Care on the Web
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Shop Prices for Health Care on the Web

New online tools can help consumers find the best deals on medical care.
March 28, 2013
Find the Best Center for Assisted Living
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Find the Best Center for Assisted Living

Visit several places, scour the fine print and ask a lot of questions when choosing an assisted-living facility.
February 27, 2013
5 Ways to Age in Place
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5 Ways to Age in Place

Communities nationwide are experimenting with housing options and services to help seniors live independently and stay in their own homes.
August 18, 2011
Insurance That Will Protect Your Income
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Insurance That Will Protect Your Income

Disability insurance will replace a portion of your income if an illness or accident prevents you from working.
May 27, 2011
The Long-Distance Caregiver
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The Long-Distance Caregiver

Hire a care manager or assemble a network of helpers if your parent lives far away.
July 13, 2009
Doctor House Calls in the Information Age
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Doctor House Calls in the Information Age

Physicians are communicating with their patients using Web-based programs.
May 1, 2009
The ABCs of Filling Medicare Gaps
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The ABCs of Filling Medicare Gaps

Choosing among the dozen private Medigap insurance plans can be difficult.
September 10, 2008
Get a Hip Replaced and See the World
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Get a Hip Replaced and See the World

A growing number of seniors are traveling abroad for cheaper medical procedures.
June 16, 2008
Knock Down Your Drug Costs
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Knock Down Your Drug Costs

You can slash your prescription-drug costs by employing a number of simple strategies.
June 5, 2008
A Medicare Primer
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A Medicare Primer

What you need to know about Medicare before you hit your 65th birthday.
January 4, 2008
Your Medical History at Your Fingertips
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Your Medical History at Your Fingertips

Need your history in a hurry? A personal health record can store your data in one place.
December 5, 2007
Reliable Health Advice That's Only a Click Away
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Reliable Health Advice That's Only a Click Away

We scoured the Internet to find some of the most useful health-care sites the Web has to offer.
October 18, 2007
Beware: Your Hospital Could Make You Sick
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Beware: Your Hospital Could Make You Sick

Protect yourself from hospital-related infections and mistakes by monitoring your own treatment.
October 18, 2007
Don't Let a Fall Trip Up Your Life
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Don't Let a Fall Trip Up Your Life

Prevent falls by taking tai chi, rearranging your furniture and checking your vision.
October 18, 2007