Archive for April, 2016

Las Vegas Is Betting It Can Become the Silicon Valley of Water

Las Vegas Is Betting It Can Become the Silicon Valley of Water

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

LAS VEGAS — It sits covertly in a sandy patch of shrub, an octagonal fiberglass box on the gaudiest avenue in America. Inside is a fist-size hydrophone, one of 13 acoustic devices that listen continuously for the minutest of leaks along a miles-long pipeline that daily spits out 7.5 million gallons of water to hotels […]

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13 Moves to Make You Healthier and Stronger

13 Moves to Make You Healthier and Stronger

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Ever strain your back while carrying laundry? Or find yourself so sore from gardening that you can’t stand straight the next day? Some everyday movements require groups of muscles to work together in harmony, and unless you’re exercising all of them, you’re likely to end up with back or leg pain, says Cris Dobrosielski, author […]

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Does poor sleep raise risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Does poor sleep raise risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Studies confirm what many people already know: Sleep gets worse with age. Middle-aged and older adults often sleep less deeply, wake more frequently at night, or awake too early in the morning. Could these problems be related to risk of cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s disease? Scientists are beginning to probe the complex relationship between the […]

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Can Feminist Sculpture Redeem L.A.’s Gentrifying Arts District?

Can Feminist Sculpture Redeem L.A.’s Gentrifying Arts District?

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Before it was called the “Downtown Arts District,” many more artists lived and worked in this stretch of central Los Angeles. The neighborhood was a rough-edged alternative for people in need of large, industrial spaces. A home for those willing to be Skid Row-adjacent and amenity-non-adjacent. But Los Angeles is making an attempt at urbanization, […]

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Where to Go for Help

Where to Go for Help

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The federal agency that oversees the Medicare Part D program provides several sources of information and help: The “Medicare & You” handbook is sent to all Medicare beneficiaries every September and contains basic information on the Medicare program for the following year. It includes a list of Part D […]

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Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Are you thinking about getting a caregiver, either for your aging parents, an ill spouse or yourself? There are definite advantages to having a caregiver. Since an estimated 90% of people over the age of 65 would like to stay in their own homes as long as possible as they age, a caregiver is often […]

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Genes and Lengthening Lifespans

Genes and Lengthening Lifespans

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have discovered how a gene in the brain’s dopamine system can play an important role in prolonging lifespan: it must be coupled with a healthy environment that includes exercise. The study, led by Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, senior research scientist at RIA, appears in the […]

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What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

JUDY WOODRUFF: And now another in our Brief But Spectacular series, where we ask interesting people about their passions. For six decades, Ken Van Sickle has been quietly producing photographs in his darkroom, located in the center of Manhattan. His photos range from documenting the bohemian life of New York and Paris in the 1950s […]

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Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Arlington, VA – Before Americans cast their ballots in November, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) urges them to ask the Presidential and Congressional candidates how they will tackle five of the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s older population and their families. “These issues are not just about seniors—they are about the health and […]

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Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A large part of Women’s History is about independence. Being independent means being well-informed, self-reliant, and self-assured; qualities that were instrumental in women’s progress. Those same qualities are the ones you need to help you plan for retirement. While achieving financial security might seem like vague, pie-in-the-sky type goal, we’ve got some more specific steps […]

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Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Vox: Obamacare Shows Why Health Insurers Should Be More Like Southwest Airlines For competition to revolutionize the insurance market, enrollees have to actually force insurers to compete for their business. Happily, that’s exactly what enrollees did. (Ezra Klein, 4/14) Health Affairs Blog: Today’s Most Attractive National ACO Model Is Offered By…CMS A large national payer […]

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