Seniors' health

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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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 file photo, gym members use a treadmill to warm up for a morning exercise class in Addison, Texas. A study released on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 suggests that heavy seniors who want to lose pounds safely shouldn’t skip the weight machines or the treadmill. Losing weight plus aerobic activity and strength training improved the health of older obese people more than weight loss plus either type of exercise alone. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
May 17, 2017 - 5:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Heavy seniors who want to lose pounds safely shouldn't skip the weight machines or the treadmill, new research suggests. Experts have worried about recommending weight loss to older, obese people because it speeds up bone and muscle loss, increasing the danger of falls and broken...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 file photo, gym members use a treadmill to warm up for a morning exercise class in Addison, Texas. A study released on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 suggests that heavy seniors who want to lose pounds safely shouldn’t skip the weight machines or the treadmill. Losing weight plus aerobic activity and strength training improved the health of older obese people more than weight loss plus either type of exercise alone. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
May 17, 2017 - 5:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests older, obese people on diets shouldn't skip the weight machines or the treadmill. A study published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine tried to determine the safest approach for seniors losing weight. Researchers randomly assigned groups to a diet-...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2010 file photo, Dr. Charmaine Yoest testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing Yoest, the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Health and Human Services Department. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 28, 2017 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant...
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April 28, 2017 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012 file photo shows singer Glen Campbell performing during his Goodbye Tour in Little Rock, Ark. Campbell is releasing his final studio album, which was recorded shortly after his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in 2011. The record label, Universal Music Enterprises, announced Friday, April 14, 2017, that the album, “Adios,” will be released on June 9. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, file)
April 14, 2017 - 12:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Glen Campbell is releasing his final studio album, recorded shortly after his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in 2011. The record label, Universal Music Enterprises, announced Friday that the album, "Adios," will be released on June 9...
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Rep. Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, stands by his seat and looks around House Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Friday, March 24, 2017. Holland earlier told lawmakers that he has dementia and will retire after this legislative term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 24, 2017 - 5:59 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A colorful Mississippi state lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade drew a standing ovation from colleagues Friday after announcing from the House floor that he has dementia, vowing to live out his days with "the gusto of a hound dog." "As a professional undertaker, I have...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis last week concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to...
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March 16, 2017 - 3:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican health care plan provides big tax cuts for wealthy families and insurance companies, but it hits older people hard. Many older Americans would face higher health insurance premiums and smaller tax credits to help obtain coverage. In all, the bill provides $883...
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