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Charlotte Marshall

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Charlotte works in AARP's Media Relations department and blogs about breaking news coming from the organization. Occasionally she'll blog about general news too!

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Foodie Friday: Cheesecake

Posted on 01/21/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeLet them eat cheesecake!

Are Anti-Aging Treatments Dangerous?

Posted on 01/20/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthInteresting. Very interesting. While anti-aging treatments are all the craze these days in the plight to live forever, some folks are finding that, ironically, these new medicines that are supposed to elongate your life may actually be dangerous to it: [Anti-aging doctors] go-to treatments are steroids, human growth hormone and bioidentical hormones, which they believe offer a natural way to regain youth. Many aging Americans believe it too, which is why the antiaging business has boomed into an $88 billion …

Remembering Dr. King and Upholding His Vision

Posted on 01/18/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringCheck out AARP’s slideshow made for Martin Luther King Day yesterday — its imagery of Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. is not to miss. MLK would have been 83 years old on Saturday. Let’s also not forget that MLK Day isn’t just about remembering the man and his vision for justice, but also is a day (and week) of service for those who want to help work toward a world of peace and equality: Much of the progress made …

How to Resist Junk Food Cravings

Posted on 01/14/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthDon’t deny it, you know you have those cravings for your favorite junk food — whether it be cupcakes, candy bars or tastey treats at McDonald’s. But how can you fight those cravings away effectively? Carole Carson at AARP has 3 good tips to use. The shortened version: F: Focus on what triggered the craving and forgo responding immediately. I: Inventory your prior food intake. T: Take time to plan and prepare your meals. Check out the entire piece with …

Foodie Friday: Ravioli!

Posted on 01/14/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeIt’s simple. It’s delicious. It’s Ravioli!

Boomers

Posted on 01/12/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifePost from Patti Shea: In case you’ve been in a self-induced media blackout, you’ve heard that the first wave of the Baby Boom Generation turns 65 this year, one every eight seconds this year, roughly 8,000 a day. My Uncle Norm, who turned 65 yesterday, realizing the milestone, signed off his Facebook birthday wall post lovefest best: “Peace. Love. Medicare.” Indeed. Ah, Medicare. Boomers are expected to swell the Medicare rolls at the same time it’s being used as a …