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New NIH Site Tackles End-of-Life Education New NIH Site Tackles End-of-Life Education

Death is an intricate part of the fabric of life, shaping societies in ways both seen and unseen. While healthcare for the elderly is a common topic among the public and health researchers, there is one aspect of the subject …

Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness

Medical researchers have designed an experimental blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s disease before it fully develops. The disease was detected through plasma phospholipids, which researchers said was more convenient in comparison to costly methods like spinal taps or PET scans. “They …

Jacquetta Simmons: Punched A Senior, Gets Reduced Sentence Jacquetta Simmons: Punched A Senior, Gets Reduced Sentence
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What do you think is an appropriate penalty for a young woman who hits an old lady in the face? When Judge Robert Noonan had to give a ruling on a case of this nature in 2011, he was pretty …

105-Year-Old Bacon Woman Credits Tasty Meat For Her Long Life 105-Year-Old Bacon Woman Credits Tasty Meat For Her Long Life

105-year-old bacon woman sounds like a post-modern art piece, but it actually refers to a sweet grandmother who has found the secret to life – delicious bacon. Pearl Cantrell is 105-years-old and she really loves bacon. In fact, she eats …

Feeling Old And Depressed? Video Games Might Help Feeling Old And Depressed? Video Games Might Help

All we ever hear anymore is how video games are corrupting our youth, and must be burned. That’s why it’s nice then to see some real science looking into the benefits that playing video games provides to not only young …

Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of …

Insurance Agent Sentenced to do 6 Years After Stealing $1 Million from Clients Insurance Agent Sentenced to do 6 Years After Stealing $1 Million from Clients

After stealing over one million dollars from her elderly clients, the former Issaquah insurance agent could spend up to six years and three months in the can. Jasmine Jamrus-Kassim was arrested last March in Kent by State Patrol troopers and …