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More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests

Aug. 12, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years after a pair of former players sued the NFL over the treatment of Black retirees in the league’s $1 billion concussion settlement, hundreds of men whose medical tests were rescored to eliminate race bias now qualify for awards. The newly approved...

What's in Democrats' big bill? Climate, health care, savings

Aug. 07, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not as robust as the proposal President Joe Biden once envisioned to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems, the Democrats' compromise of health care, climate change and deficit-reduction strategies is still a substantial undertaking. ...

Democrats' big package: What remains in and what's out?

Aug. 05, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's nowhere near the $4 trillion proposal President Joe Biden first launched to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems but the compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change and deficit reduction strategies appears on track...

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

Aug. 02, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems. Doctors have long advised physical activity to help keep a healthy brain fit. But the government-funded study marks the longest test of whether exercise makes any...

Aging With Pride supports retired LGBTQ community

Jul. 30, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — There aren’t any formal age restrictions for who is and isn’t allowed to join The Frederick Center’s Aging With Pride support group. Instead, Steve Gibson said, participants tend to be “self-selecting.” “If you’re willing to admit...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 29, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. July 24, 2022. Editorial: State child tax credit needlessly complicated It’s safe to assume that the Connecticut child tax credit, like the federal version it’s modeled after, was passed with the best of intentions. There are undoubtedly...

Deal on Capitol Hill could ease seniors' health costs

Jul. 28, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

A deal on Capitol Hill that could cut prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare beneficiaries was cautiously cheered by older Americans and their advocates Thursday even as many worried it might never come to fruition. The health care and climate agreement struck by Senate...

What's in, and out, of Democrats' inflation-fighting package

Jul. 28, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as a $4 trillion effort during President Joe Biden's first months in office to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems has ended up a much slimmer, but not unsubstantial, compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change...

5 ways to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

Jul. 20, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

Medicare fraud is big business, and like most businesses, it has adapted to the new environment of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The public health emergency created an opportunity for fraudsters to modify and repurpose existing schemes,” a spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare...

Maine gov creates 'Cabinet on Aging' to prepare for changes

Jun. 13, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The governor of the oldest state in the nation created a "Cabinet on Aging" on Monday with a hope of preparing for demographic changes that will impact health care and the workforce. Maine has the nation's oldest median age. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said...