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Betty White, 99, Has All Her Ducks In A Row

CBS NEWS – Betty White has all of her ducks in a row before her birthday this year. The beloved television icon is turning 99 on January 17 and said she is planning to spend it, at least in part, with two special feathered friends. "The Golden Girls" actress spilled her animal-filled plans for the special day to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday. "What am I doing for my birthday?" White asked. "Running a mile each morning has...

What Covid-19 Does To Your Brain

Many patients who are hospitalized for COVID-19 are discharged with symptoms such as those associated with a brain injury, such as forgetfulness that impairs their ability to function.

‘Snowbirds’ Hunker Down In Frozen North

Loss of 'snowbirds' amid pandemic another hit to US tourism Dec 14, 2020 PHOENIX (AP) — This is the first winter in five years that Steve Monk and his wife, Linda, haven't driven to Arizona from their home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They typically leave Canada to hunker down in warmer climates for six months. They could fly, skirting travel restrictions at the border, but they'd rather "freeze their buns off" than go to the U.S.,...

Chuck Yeager Dies On Pearl Harbor Day

"Living to a ripe old age is not an end in itself. The trick is to enjoy the years remaining." – Chuck Yeager Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97 Shot down 13 German planes on 64 WWII missions, including five on a single mission Dec 08, 2020 The Associated Press – Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles "Chuck" Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot who showed he had the...

Why Are Seniors Getting So Many STDs?

"Diagnosis rates for herpes simplex, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, hepatitis B and trichomoniasis rose 23 percent in patients over age 60 between 2014 and 2017 ..." Researchers find increased sexual risks in adults over 45 Nov 24, 2020 Psychology Today – Negative consequences, stemming from sexual activity, due to stigma, socioeconomic disadvantages, and lack of sexual resources, are not limited to the younger set. Researchers for the SHIFT Project have found an increase in sexually transmitted infections in...

One Thing Prevents Memory Decline

Oct 29, 2020 Association for Psychological Science – We may wish some memories could last a lifetime, but many physical and emotional factors can negatively impact our ability to retain information throughout life. A new study in the journal Psychological Science found that people who feel enthusiastic and cheerful—what psychologists call “positive affect”—are less likely to experience memory decline as they age. This result adds to a growing body of research on positive affect’s role in...

80-Year-Old Killed In Bar Over Masks

Oct 6, 2020 |  CNN – A man has been charged in the death of a man after a confrontation at a bar in upstate New York. Donald Lewinski, 65, is facing a charge of criminally negligent homicide in the death of Rocco Sapienza, 80. Sapienza allegedly confronted Lewinski at a bar near Buffalo on September 26 about how he spoke to the bar staff and for not wearing a mask as Lewinski brought out buckets of beer...

Ageless Granny, 84, Is National Sharpshooting Champ – Again

"Men lose to me and say they've been embarrassed by a woman."  At 84, the World’s Oldest Female Sharpshooter Doesn’t Miss  | Great Big Story – Chandro Tomar is now 84 years old, and she’s a talented sharpshooter with skills outrivaling almost everyone she knows. Nicknamed “Shooter Dadi,” Tomar has competed in and won over 25 national championships in India, has been honored by political leaders and even has an upcoming movie slated to be released about her...

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

KHN "found that dozens of nursing homes and hospitals ignored official guidelines to separate COVID patients from those without the coronavirus, in some places fueling its spread and leaving staff unprepared and infected or, in some cases, dead." Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk Christina Jewett September 10, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began...

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccines May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

 "Vaccines are strongly associated with lower prevalence of dementia." July 30, 2020 Next Avenue – With vaccines top of mind at the White House and across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic, two studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2020, shed new light on how vaccines for flu and pneumonia may lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The first study, conducted at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in...

Longtime NFL Coach, 3-Time Pro Bowler, Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Longtime NFL coach Howard Mudd, 78, has died after suffering injuries in a motorcycle crash | Mudd was remembered across the league for his brilliance Ahu 14, 2020 Fox News – Former NFL coach Howard Mudd died Wednesday two weeks after he was hospitalized following serious injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash in Seattle. He was 78. The Indianapolis Colts, where Mudd spent 11 seasons of his football career, made the announcement. “Rest in peace, Howard Mudd,” Colts owner...

Halle Berry’s Fitness Routine Is Obviously Working

Fox News – Halle Berry, who turned 54 on Friday, took to Instagram to share a photo of herself riding a longboard skateboard. "54 ... life just gets better and better! 🌈✨" she captioned the snapshot. Fans immediately took to the star's comments section to wish her a happy birthday. "Wow 54 years, you are my inspiration to never give up on my body," wrote one person. In 2018, People magazine reported the actress credited her trainer Peter...

99-Year-Old Out-Wrestles Home Invader

"I am surprised when I think that I'm 99 years old and was able to work off that strong, young man. God was with me." – Evelyn Johnson  July 28, 2020 KTSP CBS 5 – A 99-year-old woman fought off an intruder at her home in South Minneapolis. Minneapolis Police Department confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS they are searching for a suspect in this violent break-in. "You do whatever you can to survive," said Evelyn Johnson, the victim...

Florida Man, 90, Dons Full Body PPE To Say Final Good-Bye To Wife

WTSP.com, LAKELAND, Fla. — After being unable to see each other for more than four months due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sam Reck was not giving up his chance to be by his wife's side in her time of need. It's what he has done for the last 30 years of their marriage, including when his wife, JoAnn, was diagnosed with dementia-- and this time was no different. JoAnn's son Scott Hooper said: "I told Sam that...

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