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Q&A: Could the Henrietta Lacks case happen today?
This undated microscope image made available by the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research shows just-divided HeLa cells. Until these cells came along, whenever human cells were put in a lab dish, they would die immediately or reproduce only a few times. Henrietta Lacks' cells, by contrast, grew indefinitely. They were
This undated microscope image made available by the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research shows just-divided HeLa cells. Until these cells came along, whenever human cells were put in a lab dish, they would die immediately or reproduce only a few times. Henrietta Lacks' cells, by contrast, grew indefinitely. They were "perpetual, everlasting, death-defying, or whatever other word you want to use to describe immortal," says Dr. Francis Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
(National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today? The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017


How your selfie could affect your life insurance
A selfie reveals more than whether it’s a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you’re aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Prostate cancer tests okay with panel, with caveats
CHICAGO (AP) — An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Investment fees could leave you both old and broke
(Via AP) — You want to save as much as possible for retirement. The financial services industry wants to make as much money off you as it can.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Study explores how to get adults to eat their vegetables?
URBANA, Ill. - Parents may have their tricks to get kids to eat their vegetables, but what about getting adults to eat theirs?
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Memorial Home Services Hospice seeks volunteers
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Home Services Hospice will offer training on Saturday, May 6, to people who are interested in serving as volunteers.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meals on Wheels celebrates March for Meals America
TAYLORVILLE - The Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. hosted their tenth Meals on Wheels America during the week of March 20-24, 2017.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Study: A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors
WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How to stay young (at least in spirit) when you're retired
(AP) — Mohr Keet of South Africa bungee jumped when he was 96, landing himself in the Guinness Board of World Records.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MMC to host free fitness seminar for adults over 40
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar for athletes and active adults over 40 years old at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Memorial SportsCare.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Retiring right - better plan to do it twice then

(AP) — There’s the retirement that looks like the commercials: biking, travel, enjoying the family. 

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Falls taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains
NEW YORK (AP) — Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chicks
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jimmy Buffett launches retirement village
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — You can't get any more laid back than retirement. So perhaps it's fitting that the king of laid-back music, Jimmy Buffett, is lending his vibe to a retirement community.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Scherer seeks participants for senior spelling bee
DECATUR — To help older adults stay active and celebrate a lifetime of learning, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is hosting a spelling bee for senior citizens at the Decatur Macon County Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stonington Legion Auxiliary Visits Veterans Home
QUINCY, Ill. — Six women representing the Stonington American Legion Auxiliary Post 257 made a day trip on Saturday, March 4 to Quincy to visit the Illinois Veterans Home and deliver eight boxes of donated items.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Therapy to convert blood cells to cancer killer succeeds
(AP) — An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Creating the emeregency fund that you can eat

By LIZ WESTON

NerdWallet

Cash can help you survive an emergency, but saving as much as financial planners typically recommend — three to six months’ worth of expenses — can take years. You can build an edible emergency fund a lot quicker. 


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rock Springs presenting programs on maple syrup Saturday, March 4
DECATUR, Ill. — Discover where maple syrup comes from at the Macon County Conservation District’s Maple Syrup programs at Rock Springs Conservation Area on Saturday, March 4.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Retirement can be a drag, here's how to fix that
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Academy of Lifelong Learning to hold celebration
SPRINGFIELD—The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) invites the public to its Winter Celebration, “Mardi Gras,” Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pana group introduced to Silver Sneakers program
PANA — Wednesday, February 15, Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club met at the United in Faith Church for their monthly meeting.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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









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