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Retirement planning? Couples, mind the age gap

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Retirement planning? Couples, mind the age gap
An age difference in your relationship doesn't just mean your favorite bands are from different decades.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Higher premiums for divers after not-at-fault crashes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most drivers don’t expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn’t their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it’s a problem.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

State seeks nominations for gov's volunteer service awards
SPRINGFIELD – The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Serve Illinois) is accepting nominations for the eighth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.  These awards recognize individual volunteers and for-profit businesses and highlight the importance of community service in Illinois.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How to help your parents protect their money
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Investors want to renovate Huntington buildings for retirees
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of investors is hoping to beef up Huntington's older population.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Five ways to stop senior citizen scams
One in 10 Americans age 60 and older experience some form of physical, emotional, financial or even sexual abuse over the course of a year, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, based in Alhambra, California. One in 2 adults with dementia has been victimized.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

'Every Minute Counts' in drive to find Alzheimer's treatment
NEW YORK (AP) — In 2004, PBS aired a film about Alzheimer’s disease.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Schottenheimer and his family deal with Alzheimer's disease
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — From his home near Charlotte, N.C., Marty Schottenheimer gazes out a window at Lake Norman on a gorgeous 70-degree Thursday.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds
Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lawsuit disputes claims of popular memory loss supplement
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A government lawsuit seeks to ban a popular memory loss dietary supplement marketed to seniors, saying there's no scientific evidence to support its claims.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Senior Center's Transportation Program receives grant
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Senior Center’s Senior Transportation Program received a recent donation from the Taylorville First United Methodist Church’s Duncan-Kendrick Ministry Fund. Greg Patrick, Fund Chair, visited the Senior Center and made the announcement.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Training teaches police how to deal with the mentally ill
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Local police agencies have formed Crisis Intervention Team training to better deal with people exhibiting signs of mental illness.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Moosup youngsters bring holiday joy to senior citizens
PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Plainfield Town Hall never looked better than it did this week when elementary students delivered a candy-covered replica of the municipal building to a local nursing home.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Memorial to hold free seminar on artery health
SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on heart attack and stroke prevention by promoting artery health at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight of Springfield announces meeting
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) of Springfield Illinois announces their upcoming Annual Meeting to be held Saturday, January 14, at Lakeside Christian Church hall, located at 226 Toronto Road (I-55, Exit 100 west) in Springfield.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WWII on www: thousands of oral histories going online
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's D-Days — that is, digital days — at the National World War II Museum, with historians seeking to storm the internet and move thousands of first-person accounts of the fighting online.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

US FDA clears ovarian cancer drug for hard-to-treat disease
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have approved a new option for some women battling ovarian cancer: a drug that targets a genetic mutation seen in a subset of hard-to-treat tumors.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Does a doctor's gender affect your chance of survival?
CHICAGO (AP) — What if your doctor's gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital?
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Many smartphone health apps don't flag danger, says review
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Can't buy love? Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine not being able to afford one of life's great pleasures — sex.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Panda cub gets meds in sweet potato after tummy surgery
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian National Zoo's giant panda cub Bei Bei is getting antibiotics and antacids via sweet potatoes after surgery to remove bamboo stuck in his intestine.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Team of deaf scientists probe hearing loss treatments
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Peter Steyger learned to speak, he had to wear hearing aids.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Memorial to hold free hip replacement seminar
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on hip reconstruction and replacement at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dementia rate declines but aging America may halt trend
CHICAGO (AP) — New research documents another decline in dementia rates but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016








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