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Few replacements as historical re-enactors age
CREVE COEUR, Ill. (AP) — At Fort Crevecoeur, a tree is planted when a member of the board of directors dies. In the open, grassy space around the towering, wooden fort, there are plenty of young roots.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hickory Estates Discusses Stroke Symptoms
TAYLORVILLE — Gayle Hoock, TMH Emergency Department Nurse Manager, recently visited Hickory Estates discussed the two types of strokes (ischemic and hemorrhagic) and risk factors of both with residents.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Make your future a good one with the retirement estimator
SPRINGFIELD — In 1985, after making it back to the future from 1955, Marty joined Doc for a drive 30 years into the future. That future is now.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New health care model saving money, report says
MIAMI (AP) — A new model of health care run by doctors and hospitals is growing and saving money in the taxpayer-funded Medicare program, according to a new report from the federal government.  However, experts say most patients still don’t understand how an Accountable Care Organization works.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Study backs more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Long-Time Legion Members
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Father-son field trips build healthy relationship
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Gary and Jim Watson have an adventure together every two weeks or so.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

St. Mary's offering Alzheimer's series
DECATUR — Feeling unsure about spending time with a person who has memory loss? By understanding the disease and how it affects the brain, one can more easily make connections with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease. The Basics Series introduces participants to techniques that can be used to make visits more comfortable and meaningful.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Young at heart? Most Americans are not, a government report says
NEW YORK (AP) — Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number — and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Access to nature an important link to sleep quality
 URBANA, Ill. — Men and people age 65 and older who have access to natural surroundings, whether it’s the green space of a nearby park or a sandy beach and an ocean view, report sleeping better, according to a new University of Illinois study published in Preventive Medicine.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2nd cancers on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat
(AP) — Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pair of centenarians to celebrate their wedding anniversary
CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Two centenarians are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary at a Maryland retirement community.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hatfields and McCoys help pinpoint key battle site in feud
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Hatfield and McCoy descendants came armed — with digging tools. Side by side, they worked together to help archaeologists unearth artifacts from one of the bloodiest sites in America's most famous feud.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Care service pushes families to dine with seniors
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — For Katheryn “Kay” Lyman, the only unusual thing about turning 100 will be sharing the day with her children, she said.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Your Fraud Squad Report: New prevention steps against tax fraud
The IRS has created special programs to fight the battle against the fraudsters who have been so successful in recent years in stealing false income tax return checks.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A look at the recent crop of movies about mental illness
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This may be the summer of the mental-illness movie.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Seinor Day to be held Aug. 17 at the Illinois State Fair
TAYLORVILLE — Battery Specialists & Golf Carts of Taylorville will be on hand for seniors and their families during the Illinois State Fair, August 13-23, in Springfield.  IDoA will have a lineup of special events in the air conditioned setting of the Illinois Building located near the fairground maingate. Monday, August 17 is Senior Day when attendees 60 years of age and older are admitted free to the fair.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fraudsters use increasing numbers of life insurance scams to cheat bereaved spouses
The number of these frauds has been growing alarmingly. Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to steal from the public, and when they find possible successes, they move quickly to perfect them and start campaigns.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Your Fraud Squad: Part Two: The list of 2015's most dangerous scams
TAYLORVILLE — The first part of the list of most dangerous scams in 2015 that were reported by the Consumer Fraud Reporting Organization was published  by the Breeze on Sunday, July 26.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

3rd major baseball league opened play 100 years ago
ILLINOIS — Had it survived, the World Series may have become a three-way affair. And the Cubs may not be playing in Wrigley Field.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cosby testimony puts '70s party drug quaaludes back in news
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before there was Molly there was the quaalude, the most popular party drug of the 1970s.

It was also, as we now know, the one Bill Cosby kept on hand to give to young women he wanted to have sex with.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer's risk
WASHINGTON (AP) — To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Annual Conference for Caregivers to be held in Aug.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — On Saturday, August 15, 2015, the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland will host its thirteenth annual Conference for Caregivers at Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center, Springfield, from 8:30 to 3:00.  The conference will be of interest to informal caregivers of older family members and friends and for grandparents or other relatives raising children.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Obama says US must step up care for aging Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Monday of an increasing urgency for the U.S. to care for older Americans as millions of baby boomers head into their golden years.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dept on Aging seeks nominations for Senior Hall of Fame
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is seeking nominations for the 2015 Illinois Senior Hall of Fame awards.  The annual award, established in 1994 by the General Assembly, recognizes residents of the state, ages 65 and older who excel in the categories of Community Service, Education, Performance and/or Graphic Arts, and Labor Force. Since its start, 95 people have been inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning to hold kickoff
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) will hold its annual kickoff event the morning of Thursday, July 30 in the Trutter Center on LLCC’s Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and refreshments will be provided. The public is invited, including anyone interested in becoming a member.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Scientists look into why most Alzheimer's patients are women
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Your Fraud Squad Report: The IRS reports success in war against identity theft
The IRS has been fighting against ID Theft for several years. Their effective strategy in dealing with tax-related ID cases has worked with a strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance. They have achieved a high level of success in this work.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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