AP – Some of the early signs of dementia are financial: forgetting to pay bills, for example, or having trouble calculating a tip.
People who develop dementia also are more likely to miss credit card payments and have subprime credit scores years before they're diagnosed, according to a study published last year in medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Researchers linked health records for more than 80,000 Medicare beneficiaries to credit bureau data and found that...
The NFL is set to propose changes to the $1 billion concussion settlement on Wednesday after an outcry over test score adjustments known as "race-norming," which make it harder for retired Black players to win dementia awards that average $500,000 or more.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Saturday.
The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church's 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada.
"My call is ... to be up to the same messy, loving things I was up to before," Rohrer told worshippers. "But mostly, if you'll let...
CBS NEWS – Sweeping new vaccine mandates could force millions of vaccine holdouts to become inoculated against COVID-19, but individuals with earnest religious beliefs or disabilities that interfere with inoculation may still be exempt from getting jabbed.
It is new territory for many employers navigating the issue, given how risky a proposition it is to allow unvaccinated employees to mingle with, and possibly infect, colleagues in the workplace.
Many large corporations already require COVID-19 vaccination to...
CNN – Police arrived "to a very chaotic scene, with victims and witnesses running everywhere" at a FedEx Ground facility near Indianapolis' main airport late Thursday night, where a former employee shot and killed eight people and wounded several others, an Indianapolis police official told CNN.
Deputy Chief Craig McCartt on Friday afternoon identified the gunman as 19-year-old Brandon Hole, who was last employed by FedEx in 2020.
Hole was found dead of a gunshot wound...
A third of psychologists said they are seeing more patients since the start of the pandemic. It seems likely that an increase in use of psychiatric medications -- which have substantial side-effect risks -- would follow.
CNBC – Coronavirus has rocked the nation with a year of restrictions, lockdowns, missed gatherings and events, isolation and a staggering loss of more than half a million American lives.
As the pandemic stretches into a second year, Americans struggling...
Law enforcement officials and former associates of a 21-year-old accused of killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket described the suspect as someone prone to sudden rage who was suspended from high school for a sudden attack on a classmate that left the student bloodied.
WebMD – The coronavirus pandemic is straining many marriages -- some to the breaking point.
There are signs that the divorce rate is rising as couples struggle with the emotional and economic fallout of the past 11 months.
Divorce filings rose dramatically in China after the COVID lockdown ended there in March.
In the U.S., sales of online self-help divorce agreements rose by 34% this spring compared to last year, and family lawyers surveyed in...
“The staff is in such a bad position. They have to defend her and make her seem normal.” – Refinery29, Dec 10, 2020
Feinstein’s missteps raise a painful age question among Senate Democrats
Dec 10, 2020
The New Yorker – In a hearing on November 17, Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who, at eighty-seven, is the oldest member of the Senate, grilled a witness.
Reading from a sheaf of prepared papers, she...
Self care for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder during COVID-19 |
"A soft blanket or stuffed animal" can be a successful self-care strategy for COVIC/OCD sufferers – International OCD Foundation
Be gentle with yourself, and with those around you.
Times of high stress can bring out both the best and the worst in people — it’s wonderful when it brings out the best, but it’s completely natural and understandable when it brings out the worst.
It’s OK if...
Dec 5, 2020
CNN – The mysterious head injuries suffered by US diplomatic staff in China and Cuba that had been described as "sonic attacks" are consistent with the use of directed microwave energy, according to a report published Saturday by the National Academy of Sciences:
"Overall, directed pulsed RF (radio frequency) energy, especially in those with the distinct early manifestations, appears to be the most plausible mechanism in explaining these cases among those that...
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