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The health benefits of having a pet

I recently came across a card with a Golden Retriever looking into the horizon that read: “I don’t judge others. I don’t hate. I don’t discriminate. I don’t care about money. I don’t hold grudges. I DO know how to love unconditionally and that’s all I want in return. I’m a fur-ever friend.” It led me to think that whoever said that “it’s a dog-eat-dog world” never owned a dog.

Apple Pay’s quest to replace plastic meets resistance

When Apple Pay was announced at a highly-choreographed launch event in September, industry analysts and experts declared that the mobile payment system had a shot at doing what other digital wallets have so far failed to do: Dethrone plastic credit and debit cards as shoppers’ default way of making a purchase.

Community clinic plans to add pediatric wing

The Community Outreach Medical Center, which provides assistance to uninsured people, is seeking to add a pediatric wing. In a nod to the ALS ice-bucket challenge, among the clinic’s fundraisers is “Toast and a $20,” in which donors offer a toast along with $20.

Medicare offers help to treat depression

Dear Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover outpatient counseling or therapy sessions for seniors? Since retiring, my husband has really struggled with depression and needs some help. What can you tell us? — Inquiring Senior