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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

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 It finds that Celebrex, a drug similar to ones withdrawn 12 years ago for safety reasons, is no riskier for the heart than some other prescription pain pills that are much tougher on the stomach.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

Pfizer to launch cheaper version of Remicade
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer said Monday that it will launch a less-expensive version of rival Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster immune disorder drug, Remicade.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Social Security recipients to get tiny increase in benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Shelter kitten becomes Arkansas library cat
ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) — Madeline is a library cat who walks through the Ashdown Community Library likes she owns the building.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Seniors invited for pumpkin painting at Senior Center
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Senior Citizen Center will paint pumpkins on Wednesday, October 26, 2017. All area senior citizens are invited to participate in this event.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Crochet Club donates hats to area schools
TAYLORVILLE — Marge Drea has announced the donation of 43 crocheted hats to North School, Memorial Elementary School, and the Kemmerer Village.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Court's oldest member riding wave of rockstardom
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is riding the wave of her rock-star celebrity, releasing a compilation of her writings that range from a high school editorial to summaries of some of her spiciest dissenting opinions.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Survey: Doctors' political views may affect patient care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Politics in the exam room? A new study suggests patient care may vary depending on whether the doctor is a Democrat or a Republican — at least when it comes to some hot-button health issues like firearm safety.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Survey to determine need of local of Meals on Wheels program
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Senior Center’s  Meals on Wheels program delivered over 11,000 meals in 2010 to 105 frail, elderly and disabled homebound adults.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mount Rushmore celebrates its 75th anniversary
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It was a historian's idea: carve gigantic sculptures into the granite pinnacles of the Black Hills of South Dakota, significant Western figures like Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Fremont, Red Cloud and Sacagawea.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bloomington assisted living center's mission unchanged
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The facility at 751 E. Tamarack Trail comes with its own request: that the building brings strength and comfort to all who enter.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Manar to host senior fair in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — Area residents are invited to join Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) in September for a senior resource fair in Taylorville.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Join Lincoln's legion of volunteers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Volunteers keep the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum humming along by greeting visitors, assisting at events, contributing to research and much more. Another chance to join the team comes Sept. 15 at an orientation session for potential volunteers.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016










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