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Does Medicare Pay For At Home Recovery After A Transplant?

UNITED STATES— Reader Alert: This week, I received a shocking text message from one of Toni Says® Medicare Supplement clients that I would like to share with the Toni Says® readers. You may never know when you or one of your family members will experience a life changing medical diagnosis. The text reads: Toni: I need to put together a...

John Singleton, A Master Behind The Lens

HOLLYWOOD—The passing of Hollywood writer, producer and director John Singleton this week thru me for an absolute loop. It just seemed to come out of nowhere and this guy was so young. He was only 51, and died from complications after he suffered a stroke. His family made a plea for many in the African-American community who suffer from...

Glued To Social Media And Technology

UNITED STATES—My sister shared something with me that baffled me: my niece is so drawn to her phone that she would be on it all day if it never had to be charged. She was sharing a story about how her daughter was supposed to be sleep as she had school the next morning. Granted, my niece is only...

What Happened To Healthy Debates?

UNITED STATES—I remember in high school I was a member of the debate team and the one thing I learned is that when you debate someone you have to listen to the other side of the argument. You cannot just focus on your argument because there are pros and cons to everything. You might say, well, what does that...

Life Trajectory Changes

UNITED STATES—In a short few weeks I am going to accomplish something that I never thought possible in my life: I’m about to graduate with a Master’s Degree. Yeah, the past 3 years have been some of the roughest, busiest and exhausting of my life. At times I didn’t think it was possible to juggle two jobs, be a...

Let’s Be More Active America

UNITED STATES—Spring has finally arrived America and with that being said I’m seeing more and more people outdoors. As soon as the weather gets slightly warm it’s like you see a complete change in the personality of people. I mean kids are outside playing, adults are running or jogging, the bicycles are out and yard work is being completed....

The Minimum Wage Debate Rages

UNITED STATES—This discussion has been had before and it’s back at the forefront yet again. Should the federal minimum wage which currently sits at $7.25 per hour be raised? If you want me to honest, the answer is yes. The minimum wage should be raised, now should it spike to $15 per hour like some people are demanding? No,...

Spending Money For No Reason

UNITED STATES—Why do we do it? Why do we have those days where we just spend money knowing we shouldn’t be spending it to begin with? This is slightly different from buyer’s remorse because with that psychology, you initially want the item to begin with. However, to spend just to spend, places you in that situation when you know...

Ladies In The MeToo Era

UNITED STATES—First, full disclosure: I am a lady, well, most of the time. But I have been female for all of my time and I’m old enough to have been touched or spoken to inappropriately, had a bizarre moment with a doctor and even experienced a thwarted assault throughout my many decades. So I get it. To have our...

Living Life On Social Media

UNITED STATES—I have to pose an honest question to you: do you get tired of social media? I feel like the world we live in nowadays is completely dictated around social media outlets like Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine, the list goes on and on. There seems to be this programmed notion that every single thing we...
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