I'm a Sun Sentinel multi-tasker, covering aging issues and consumer stuff. Oh, and sometimes pets cuz I love them.

S. Florida testing new alerts to find lost Alzheimer's patients

S. Florida testing new alerts to find lost Alzheimer's patients
sun-sentinel.com — When an Alzheimer's patient walks out the door and wanders away, every minute is critical. About half of those not located within the first 24 hours will be seriously injured or dead when they're finally found, experts say. Through Lost on Foot Silver Alert, Florida officials hope to change those odds - and save lives.

Pet danger zones to avoid this summer

Pet danger zones to avoid this summer
sun-sentinel.com — Summer in the city can be dangerous for South Florida's pets. Hot cars, swimming pools with steep sides or waterfront docks, and picnics where dogs can sneak a helping of raisins or grapes - tasty to you but potentially poisonous to your animal friend - all pose a problem, say veterinarians who work in critical care.

Bugged by Zika spraying? County program may be able to help

Bugged by Zika spraying? County program may be able to help
sun-sentinel.com — On high alert due to the Zika virus, South Florida mosquito control officials are ramping up their insecticide spraying programs as the wet summer months - prime time for insect breeding - roll in. While that may be a good way to control bad bugs, what happens if you have medical conditions or allergies aggravated by these chemicals?

Who will care for Fluffy after you're gone? Republican American

rep-am.com — All dogs may go to heaven, but what happens if their owners die before they do? It's a question anyone with a pet should ask, experts say. And there are South Florida professionals and organizations helping animal lovers find an answer, which can include everything from setting up private pet trusts to endowing a rescue group in exchange for lifetime care.

April 29 deadline looming for Social Security strategy that boosts benefits

April 29 deadline looming for Social Security strategy that boosts benefits
sun-sentinel.com — The end is near for a Social Security filing strategy that newly retired couples have been using for years to maximize their benefits. The last day to utilize what's known as "file and suspend" - a strategy that could net a long-lived beneficiary hundreds of thousands of additional dollars over time - is April 29.

New Florida Bar section boosts animal law

New Florida Bar section boosts animal law
sun-sentinel.com — "My client is a real animal!" For some attorneys, that's a fact, not slander. They're practicing animal law: working on cases that range from defending a dog deemed dangerous, fighting condo associations trying to evict a pet, or overviewing contracts for thoroughbred horse sales.

Zika experts weigh in on mosquito control, testing and future vaccines

Zika experts weigh in on mosquito control, testing and future vaccines
sun-sentinel.com — Summer is coming! Don't panic but be prepared as we enter the buggy season, say scientists and public health officials on the front lines of Zika virus research. "You don't want people to underestimate the threat, but you don't want them to overestimate it. It's like [preparing for] a hurricane," said Kenneth W.

Florida events planned for Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Florida events planned for Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
sun-sentinel.com — Remembrances this month will pay tribute to those who fought in the war that everyone, decades ago, wanted to forget. Ceremonies and proclamations are planned across Florida on March 29-30 in honor of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, which commemorates when the last U.S. troops left the southeastern Asian country 41 years ago.

Who will care for Fluffy after you're gone? Pet trust services available

Who will care for Fluffy after you're gone? Pet trust services available
heraldonline.com — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - All dogs may go to heaven, but what happens if their owners die before they do? It's a question anyone with a pet should ask, experts say. And there are South Florida professionals and organizations helping animal lovers find an answer, which can include everything from setting up private pet trusts to endowing a rescue group in exchange for lifetime care.

Who will care for Fluffy after you're gone? Pet trust services available

Who will care for Fluffy after you're gone? Pet trust services available
thestate.com — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - All dogs may go to heaven, but what happens if their owners die before they do? It's a question anyone with a pet should ask, experts say. And there are South Florida professionals and organizations helping animal lovers find an answer, which can include everything from setting up private pet trusts to endowing a rescue group in exchange for lifetime care.
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May 09, 2014

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Apr 17, 2014

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Feb 15, 2013

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Feb 15, 2013

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Feb 15, 2013

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Feb 14, 2013

Beyond gold & silver: What do you give for an 80th anniversary? List of world's longest married couples. Happy #Vday! t.co/HPFDdXOJ

Feb 14, 2013

Broward's new #pet laws could put many owners in the doghouse. Do they go too far or are they good for pets? t.co/navye1dH

Feb 14, 2013

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