Robert Weisman

Robert Weisman reports on Baby Boomers -- their work, health, money, and lifestyle -- and life after 50. He is particularly interested in retirement and reinvention, aging, and second acts. In his 18 years at The Globe, Weisman has previously worked as a technology editor and a business writer covering high-tech and venture capital, aerospace, management issues, hospitals, health insurance, and life sciences. Before coming to The Globe, he was a business editor and writer for the Seattle Times, Hartford Courant, and New Haven Register. He is a native of Norwich, Conn., and a graduate of Boston University.

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Doctors often recommend a new vaccine to prevent shingles. Good luck finding it

By , Globe Staff

The debilitating viral infection afflicts about 1 million mostly older Americans annually with a blistering rash and pain that can linger for months. But there’s a vaccine shortage in Mass. and beyond.

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Enrolling in Medicare can be confusing. Here’s how to do it.

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With about 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the Medicare enrollment odyssey has become a generational rite of passage.

Need personalized Medicare help?

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SHINE (serving the health information needs of everyone) provides free Medicare counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents.

Fountains of youth: Biotech startups emerge from stealth mode to ‘take on aging’

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A super-stealthy holding company called Life Biosciences has launched more than a half dozen biotechs aimed at finding new ways to slow the aging process.