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Schottenheimer and his family deal with Alzheimer's disease
Never giving up, or giving in, has always been part of Marty Schottenheimer’s DNA. This sign over the tunnel at Arrowhead during his time in KC could serve as his family’s motto today as he contends with Altzheimer’s.
Joe Ledford/jledford@kcstar.com
Never giving up, or giving in, has always been part of Marty Schottenheimer’s DNA. This sign over the tunnel at Arrowhead during his time in KC could serve as his family’s motto today as he contends with Altzheimer’s.
Joe Ledford/jledford@kcstar.com
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

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

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

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

Ill. nursing home fined after heroin overdose
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois and federal health officials are seeking penalties totaling more than $100,000 from a Chicago nursing home after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility in February.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It's not all in the genes:
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clean living can slash your risk for heart disease even if your genes are heavily stacked against you. A large study finds that people with the most inherited risk cut their chances of having a heart attack or other heart problems in half if they didn't smoke, ate well, exercised and stayed slim.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

3 arthritis pain drugs prove equally safe for the heart
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new study gives some reassurance to arthritis sufferers who want pain relief but are worried about side effects. It finds that Celebrex, a drug similar to ones withdrawn 12 years ago for safety reasons, is no riskier for the heart than some other prescription pain pills that are much tougher on the stomach.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christian County Senior Center introduces new fundraiser
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Senior Center has started selling tickets for their new Pick 3 Raffle. 1,000 tickets have been produced with numbers ranging from 000-999; no duplicate numbers will be produced.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ill. State Military Museum hosts 'Great War' encampment
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —  Learn how the Illinois National Guard served during the Great War at the 2016 Great War Encampment, hosted by the Illinois State Military Museum, Nov. 11 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

YMCA announces new membership program
TAYLORVILLE — The goal of the Christian County YMCA is to provide older adults with the opportunity to widen their social networks, stimulate new friendships and strengthen their health and well-being in their retirement years.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Prince Albert buys home of mom Grace Kelly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal family.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream
CHICAGO (AP) — It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn't afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than $384,000 for his retirement.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016









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