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'Medicare for All's' abundant benefits would exceed what other countries provide, compounding the cost
Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The “Medicare for All” plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what’s offered in other advanced countries, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Arthritis, joint pain discussed at Hickory Estates
On April 29, Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Carla Tippitt, OTR/L, CHT spoke with the residents of Hickory Estates about her work as an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Health care costs in retirement may be more predictable than you think
You won’t pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That’s the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dana-Thomas House in Springfield seeks volunteers
The Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site will host orientation and training sessions on June 1 and June 7 for individuals interested in volunteering at the famed Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence in Springfield.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamins
If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Meals on Wheels to celebrate Older American's Day
May is Older Americans month and the Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. will be celebrating on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with an Hawaiian theme.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Delaying Social Security benefits: The life-changing magic of working longer
Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven’t saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

When grandparents are called upon to raise grandchildren
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2.7 million grandparents across the country are stepping into parental roles for their grandkids. Some assist their adult children while others have become the primary caregivers. Factors like military deployment, illness, incarceration, and substance abuse are forcing grandparents to take on responsibilities they may have thought were over. PBS reports that, between 2009 and 2016, the number of grandparents raising grandchildren in the United States rose by 7 percent.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Free seminar on osteoarthritis and supplements May 29
Memorial Medical Center will hold a free seminar on managing arthritis pain with over-the-counter medications at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Is better credit worth exposing your bank data? It may not be worth the risk
America’s credit bureaus haven’t exactly covered themselves in glory when it comes to protecting your private data. So you might well be skeptical about two new credit-enhancing products that require not just credit information but also access to your bank accounts.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Dept. on Aging celebrates Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month in Illinois and the state's Department on Aging (IDoA) is encouraging its more than 2.7 million older adults to "Connect, Create, and Contribute" in their communities. That's the theme of this year's recognition, which emphasizes the importance of engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Seniors Learn About Fiber
The monthly meeting of the Christian County Triad was held Thursday, April 25 in the lower level conference room of the Taylorville Municipal Building. A presentation was given by Jeff Durbin and Brad Williams from Computer Techniques, Inc.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Academy of Lifelong Learning presents speaker series
The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to the upcoming speaker series “Standing on Her Shoulders” being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Events will be held Sundays, May 5, July 21 and Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Restoration day at Lincoln Trail Homestead Park
The Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial will hold a restoration day on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. They will continue removing bush, honeysuckle and garlic mustard.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Income can peak years or decades before you retire
Most retirement calculators are optimistic to a fault. They assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at least stay roughly the same.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Free stroke awareness seminar at Memorial May 8
Memorial Medical Center will hold a free seminar on stroke awareness at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Majority lack confidence in their retirement future
Saving for retirement doesn’t necessarily require taking big leaps to get started -- for some it’s the little steps that are the source of inspiration. Yet, when it comes to evaluating progress towards a retirement goal, a disconnect exists between how people feel about their current financial health and their level of confidence about their future financial health in retirement, according to Fidelity Investments’ Retirement Mindset Study.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

It's important to know the pros and cons before borrowing to repay debt
Americans are slipping ever deeper into hock. To cope, many people turn to debt consolidation loans, cash-out mortgage refinancing and retirement plan loans that promise relief but could leave them worse off.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

100-year-old yoga instructor keeps moving, dancing
A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Diabetes drug may prevent or slow kidney disease
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

ALPLM seeks volunteers to judge history competition
The state's best history students will compete next month in the finals of the Illinois History Day competition, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is looking for volunteer judges to select the winners.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you can do something about it
If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you may be able to do something about it: Contribute more to a retirement fund.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Foursome: Stieglitz, O'Keefe, Strand and Salsbury
It’s been almost a century since Alfred Stieglitz scandalized polite society with nude photographs of his lover and soon-to-be-wife Georgia O’Keeffe.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

St. Marys, Vita Center for Women hold open house
The newly-renovated Vita Center for Women on the campus of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital will play host to the “Spring to Life Open House” on Wednesday April, 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the 1750 building.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Automated investment advisers keep costs low and avoid conflict of humans
Robo-advisers have been around long enough that the question is no longer whether you should turn your investment decisions over to a computer. Now the question is: Why wouldn’t you?
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Play 'One Destiny' examines Lincoln's assassination
Two actors alone on a stage, trying to make sense of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. That’s the simple but compelling premise of the play “One Destiny,” which returns to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum this week.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records
An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn’t putting her pole down anytime soon.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Academy of Lifelong Learning hosting presentation on early African-Americans
The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) invites the public to the presentation "Slaves, Indentured Servants and Free Black Leaders in Our 'Free' State, 1818-1860" by Kathryn Harris and Tara McClellan McAndrew. It will be offered free of charge on Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum, 1440 Monument Avenue, Springfield.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Immune system therapy shows promise against cancer
A treatment that helps the immune system fight deadly blood cancers is showing early signs of promise against some solid tumors, giving hope that this approach might be extended to more common cancers in the future.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president
Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter’s bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care
Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

David Stollery's career: From Disney to designer
Actors who leave Hollywood don’t automatically flourish in a second career, but David Stollery did. First working in film during the late 1940s, Stollery appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including many Disney productions, by the time he was 18. Then, he suddenly quit the business.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

If you're tempted to offer money advice to friends, first make sure they want it
Unsolicited money advice is like stale fruitcake: Most people wish the givers would just keep it to themselves.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. to host March for Meals America March 18-22
The Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. announced they will hold March for Meals America.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Don Collier still living the western life
Sixty years ago, “Bonanza” premiered on NBC TV destined to become one of the most popular western series in television history. Produced for 14 seasons from 1959 to 1973, the show continues to air in syndication around the world. Fans will be gathering Feb 22-24 at the Ponderosa II in Mesa, Az., to remember the show.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Taylorville Care Center Celebrates Fat Tuesday
Taylorville Care Center recently hosted a Mardi Gras party for residents and friends. Along with festive music, cinnamon buns were served in observance of Fat Tueseday.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Should you consider moving abroad for health care?
The notion that health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Aging announces Senior Hall of Fame awards
The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Awards. These awards recognize adults, 65 years of age and older, and highlight the meaningful contributions they have made in Illinois.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Terry Moore, Valentino's Lady in Black, turns 90
Since her first film role in 1940, Terry Moore has appeared on the Big Screen in each of the subsequent eight decades. Recently celebrating her 90th birthday, the actress plays a lead role in the Vladislav Kozlov-directed period drama about silent film superstar Rudolph Valentino – Hollywood’s first male sex symbol.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Giving patients one germ to fight another, novel approach when antibiotics fail
Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa’s lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment — deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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