September 2015

‘The Intern’ Deserves a Raise

It's a fantasy embodied in the flesh — specifically, in the gloriously creased, proudly aging flesh of 72-year-old Robert De Niro — in the new Nancy Meyers comedy, The Intern. De Niro stars as Ben, a retired, widowed phone book company executive — yes, a man...

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Gray Hair Is Gorgeous!

Once upon a time, I was a blondaholic. These days, however, my role models are all silver-haired beauties: I long to look like the characters Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones or Storm from X-Men, or Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin in The Hunger Games:...

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The Value of Older Workers

The summer of 2015 was oppressively hot and humid in Denver, which meant long, busy days for folks in the air-conditioning business. So naturally, Lou Bindner was at his desk every morning at Climate Engineering. "In summer, it's all hands on deck," Bindner says. "Peak...

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Getting The Word Out: Obamacare Is For Native Americans Too

As a member of the Navajo tribe, Rochelle Jake has received free care through the Indian Health Service (IHS) her entire life. The clinics took care of her asthma, allergies and eczema – chronic problems, nothing urgent. Recently, though, she felt sharp pains in her side....

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Aggressively Lowering Blood Pressure Saves Lives, Study Finds

Cutting blood pressure below the currently recommended target can significantly reduce the rate of heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and deaths, federal health officials reported Friday. The findings come from the largest study ever conducted to examine whether reducing systolic blood pressure — the top number...

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Treatment From Brain Tissue May Have Spread Alzheimer’s Protein

It may be possible to transmit Alzheimer's disease from one person to another, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. But this would occur only in highly unusual circumstances involving direct exposure to brain tissue, scientists say. "This relates to a very special situation where...

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