Seniors' health

June 22, 2017 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age? There are no proven ways to stave off mental decline or dementia, but a new report says there are hints that exercise, controlling blood pressure and some forms of brain training might offer help. Without proof, the...
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This image provided by the National Eye Institute shows a microscopic image of a retina being damaged by the so-called “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration. An experimental drug is showing promise against an eye disease that blinds older adults. Age-related macular degeneration gradually erodes seniors’ central vision, making it difficult to read or see faces. (National Eye Institute via AP)
June 22, 2017 - 3:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading...
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This image provided by the National Eye Institute shows a microscopic image of a retina being damaged by the so-called “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration. An experimental drug is showing promise against an eye disease that blinds older adults. Age-related macular degeneration gradually erodes seniors’ central vision, making it difficult to read or see faces. (National Eye Institute via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading...
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This image provided by the National Eye Institute shows a microscopic image of a retina being damaged by the so-called “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration. An experimental drug is showing promise against an eye disease that blinds older adults. Age-related macular degeneration gradually erodes seniors’ central vision, making it difficult to read or see faces. (National Eye Institute via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading...
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This image provided by the National Eye Institute shows a microscopic image of a retina being damaged by the so-called “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration. An experimental drug is showing promise against an eye disease that blinds older adults. Age-related macular degeneration gradually erodes seniors’ central vision, making it difficult to read or see faces. (National Eye Institute via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2011 photo, musician Glen Campbell poses for a portrait in Malibu, Calif. Recorded before Alzheimer’s disease took his singing voice, Glen Campbell’s last album “Adios” was therapeutic for the legendary performer. Campbell, known for his hits such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind,” was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. His farewell tour was captured in an Oscar-nominated documentary called “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
June 15, 2017 - 11:37 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell's last record, "Adios," is a swan song for the ailing Grammy-winning performer and TV personality, but his daughter said the recording was also therapeutic for him as well. Campbell, known for his hits such as "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle on My Mind," was...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday. Laurie McCann, senior attorney for the AARP Foundation...
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June 07, 2017 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative activists in the leadership ranks at HHS. Valerie Huber, named this week as chief...
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June 07, 2017 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative activists in the leadership ranks at HHS. Valerie Huber, named this week as chief...
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This image provided by Medicare.gov shows a generic Medicare card. The government says it’s on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to protect seniors against identity theft. (Medicare.gov via AP)
May 30, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder. Officials said Tuesday the government is on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to protect seniors against identity theft. Planning for...
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