Could My Loved One Have a Gambling Disorder?

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Problem gambling—also referred to as gambling disorders or gambling addiction—happen when a person becomes obsessed with gambling and has an uncontrollable urge to keep gambling. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) says these are signs that a person might have a gambling problem: Preoccupied with gambling and unable to stop Bragging about gambling, exaggerating…

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Ten Important Questions About Advance Health Care Directives

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April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. Have you created health care directives? If you haven’t, or you aren’t sure your documents are up to date, here some questions you might have. #1: Why should people express their wishes about health care? Isn’t that for their doctor to decide? Today’s health care technologies are pretty…

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Eight Questions About Seniors and Dehydration

This summer, much of the country has been suffering under the blistering heat. High temperatures are especially dangerous for older adults, and dehydration is one of the big factors when they experience heat-related illness. Yet even during cooler times of the year, older adults are at risk of having a less than optimal level of…

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