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Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Staying warm

ISHPEMING — A warm, cozy home is something many often take for granted. You always expect to come home from your job or errands to a climate-controlled house, but the unfortunate reality is, that’s not always the case, especially for the elderly. The Ishpeming and Negaunee senior ...

AP-NORC poll: Inequity in community support for older adults

WASHINGTON — Many Americans believe their communities are doing a good job meeting the needs of older adults, but white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs ...

Woman reflects on playing pro baseball during WWII

BIGFORK, Mont. — Under the shade of an umbrella, Donna Roberts, peaked out from beneath a sun hat to catch the action at the Bigfork Fourth of July Parade. The high school cheerleaders waved and spun their way down Grand Drive followed by a dazzling cowboy who wowed the crowd with a series ...

PASSING IT ON

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. — When he was growing up in the Philippines, Amante Marinas was fascinated with watching his great uncle practice martial arts. At 8 years old, Marinas began to learn the movements and forms of the long-pole martial art of pananandata. Working alongside his uncle, he came ...

Does new Alzheimer’s drug work?

WASHINGTON — When a controversial Alzheimer’s drug won U.S. approval, surprise over the decision quickly turned to shock at how long it might take to find out if it really works — nine years. Drugmaker Biogen has until 2030 to complete a study confirming whether its new drug Aduhelm ...

Smoking harms the brain, raises dementia risk – but not if you quit

Everyone knows smoking is bad for the heart and lungs. But the damage it does to the brain often gets less attention than it should, from smokers and health care providers alike. Researchers say that comes at a steep cost. “We know that smoking harms every organ of the human body,” said ...