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Correy Robertson

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Correy blogged for AARP throughout 2010 on breaking and general news topics. Her posts have been archived for your reading pleasure!

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AARP's Revamped Retirement Calculator!

Posted on 10/26/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsThe fact is, many American’s retirement accounts took a hit during difficult economic times – leaving many people wondering if retirement was still even an option. Are you one of those people with questions about your retirement? When can you retire? What do you need to do in order to get there? Are you saving enough? How long will the money you have saved last once you do retire? You aren’t alone – millions of people out there have the …

The Latest News on Alzheimer's

Posted on 10/21/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthHere is a noteworthy post from TIME.com’s “Healthland” section: this one on Alzheimer’s Disease and California First Lady Maria Shriver’s report (The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s), which shows that Alzheimer’s is largely a woman’s problem. According to the TIME piece, two-thirds of those suffering from Alzheimer’s are women. Add to that the immense number of women who are caretakers of Alzheimer’s patients, and your grand total of American women affected by the disease: 10 million. This …

Rest in Peace, Barbara Billingsley!

Posted on 10/18/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentBarbara Billingsley, best known as the “ever-sweet, ever-helpful suburban stay-at-home mom,” June Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver, passed away on Saturday in her home at the age of 94. A family spokesperson says that Billingsley died of polymyalgia, a rheumatoid disease. Her family says that she had been suffering from the illness and in poor health in recent years. Billingsley played the well-known June Cleaver from 1957-1963 (and of course in decades of reruns), and admitted 40 years later …

Have you taken a walk today?

Posted on 10/14/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthIf not, you should think about getting up and doing so. I came across this blog post from the LA Times today reporting on a study published yesterday by the Journal of Neurology. The study showed that not only does walking improve physical health (we all knew that part, right?), but it may also help to maintain cognitive function and memory for years! The study followed 299 men and women with an average age of 78 over a period of …

How to Eat Your Halloween Decorations

Posted on 10/12/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeNo, I’m not talking about the cardboard witch you have hanging on your window. I’m talking about none other than the lovely pumpkin you’ll be carving (if you haven’t already) for Halloween this year. This funny (and useful!) article by Jeff Yeager gives you fantastic ideas when turning your jack-o-lantern into something tasty, whether it be pumpkin cider bisque or even a pumpkin milkshake. On top of that, pumpkins are also good for your health: While some varieties of pumpkins …

The Power of Nurses

Posted on 10/6/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthAARP has a great piece from yesterday about just how helpful nurse practitioners are in keeping patients healthy across the country. There are even hundreds of clinics nationwide that are fully staffed with nurses. Doctors are always preferred, but nurses can often be just as effective as treating a person when the doc’s away, Here’s a snippet: “Nurse practitioners can deal with about 80 percent of the problems that show up in primary care settings,” says Marla Salmon, ScD, RN, …