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 By John Grimaldi    Opinion    May 30, 2022

Memorial Day: Take Time to Teach the Next Generation What the Day Means

WASHINGTON, DC, May 27 – Memorial Day is of great importance for those of us who lost friends and family members in armed conflicts. But it should also encompass the ranks of those who have even a m...

 
 By John Grimaldi    News    May 16, 2022

Gene Editing via Crispr Tech to Prevent Heart Attacks

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13 – The covid virus killed some 460,000 Americans last year, heart disease killed nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. in the same period. The fact is that heart attacks are the...

 

Which States Rank Best for Seniors?

WASHINGTON, DC, May 6 – The isolation triggered by the pandemic has caused many seniors to re-evaluate their living conditions, particularly those who are living alone. "To be sure, the lack of...

 
 By John Grimaldi    News    April 22, 2022

Biden's Center for Medicare Deals Blow to Alzheimer's Patients and Research

WASHINGTON, DC, Apr 15 – In the first decade of the last century a young German psychiatrist discovered a new disease. But it took the worldwide medical community some seven decades to fully acknowl...

 

Many Seniors are Alone for Christmas

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 17 – Too many senior citizens come down with a case of Holiday Blues this time of the year. It's not a very "jolly" season – especially if you're old and living alone. The...

 

Scammers Target Seniors During the Holidays

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 3 – Tis the season to be jolly and for seniors to beware of fraudsters who target the elderly this time of the year. What makes older folk more susceptible to becoming targets fo...

 

Tips for Dealing with an Alzheimer's Patient

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 26 -- More than six million Americans have been diagnosed as having Alzheimer's Disease and that number is growing at too fast a rate; the projection is that the numbers of...

 
 By John Grimaldi    News    November 8, 2021

Long-term Care Facilities in Worker Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 5 -- Modern medicine is helping America's elders live longer, healthier lives. But a segment of that population, those requiring special care at home and in specialized facilities...

 

Number of Seniors Living Alone Will Double in the Next 17 Years. They live alone because they prefer it that way

One man's agony: "I am 77 years old. I was happily married for 55 years but I lost my wife a year and a half ago. No, she didn't die. In fact, she is in great physical health-- except for her...

 

The Secrets to Healthy Aging are Not So Secret. Exercise, sleep, but most of all social ties are essential

It's not easy growing old. However, if you want to live to a ripe old age you have to work at it; you have to make a promise to yourself to take care of your mental health as well as your physical hea...

 

How Much Do You Know about the American Flag? Flag Day is June 14

June 11 -- It is said that the flag of the United States was designed by Betsy Ross, a seamstress who lived in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. But, according to PBS, "some historians...

 
 By John Grimaldi    Health    June 9, 2021

Afternoon Naps Help Cognition in Seniors

WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 4 -- "Getting a good night's sleep comes highly recommended for the 50-plus population, particularly for the fastest growing segment of senior citizens, those over 65. In fact, it...

 

Malls Being Converted to Affordable Housing All Over America

WAShINGTON, DC, Feb 26 – Online shopping has been a big winner as a result of the COVID crisis, spiking by triple digit percentages on a year-to-year basis, says the Association of Mature American C...

 

Social Security Benefits Should Not be Taxed, Says Senior Rights Group Association of Mature American Citizens

"We're not giving up on our efforts to eliminate the unfair income tax on Social Security benefits. The Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act is being reintroduced and the Association of Mature...

 

Brigadier General Chuck Yeager left 'a legacy of strength, adventure, and patriotism'

Before there was a U.S. Space Force, there was a U.S. Air Force and before that there was the Army Air Corps and a genuine American hero by the name of Chuck Yeager. He passed away on December 7,...

 

Have you Heard of Four Chaplains Day? It Commemorates 4 WWII Chaplains Who Gave Their Life Vests to Others After Their Boat Was Torpedoed

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 29 – "If you believe in anything, believe in these four guys and the ultimate sacrifices they made for their country. They died saving the lives of hapless servicemen aboard a...

 

U.S. Military is Adding True-Life Ray Guns to its Arsenal

'Buck Rogers' weapons are becoming a reality, says AMAC WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 31 -- "No kidding, our troops are getting genuine ray guns to use against an enemy attack. They are not the kind that Buck...

 

Uplifting Holiday Stories During a Covid-depressed Christmas Season

Feel-good stories are few and far between this Holiday Season due to the scourge of COVID-19 that has us locked down, safe-distancing and wearing masks. Whether your holiday of choice is Hannukah, Kwa...

 

Make Drug Companies Reveal if Pharmaceuticals Come From China, says Senior Group

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 11 -- Here's a scary thought courtesy of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: "China is the world's largest producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients...

 

National African American Museum Ignores Justice Clarence Thomas, Honors Anita Hill Instead

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 14 - This year marks the 25th anniversary of Clarence Thomas' appointment to the Supreme Court and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened last...

 

Obamacare 'Domino Effect' is a Strategy for Implementing Socialized Medicine in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 2 - There won't be an October surprise prior to the 2016 Presidential Elections, at least not as far as Obamacare is concerned, says Dan Weber, president of the Association of...

 

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