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First At-Home DNA Test for Colon Cancer Approved

Posted on 08/12/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new DNA-based screening test for colon cancer that has 90 percent accuracy and can be taken at home. Called Cologuard and manufactured by Exact Sciences Inc., the test is the first of its kind to get an OK from federal regulators. The test uses a stool sample to detect the presence of blood and DNA mutations that may indicate cancerous and precancerous growths in the colon. A doctor’s prescription is needed, …

Stars Will Come Out to Honor Lynyrd Skynyrd

Posted on 08/12/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentA big-name musical lineup will unite to honor Lynyrd Skynyrd in a concert, “One More for the Fans! Celebrating the Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd.” Trace Adkins, Gregg Allman, Alabama, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, John Hiatt, Jamey Johnson and Cheap Trick (among others) will celebrate the rock group known for such hits as “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird.” The concert will be taped, for later release, on Nov. 12 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, where the band …

10 Finalists Announced in the AARP & Huff/Post50 Memoir Contest

Posted on 08/12/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeBy Rita Wilson We are pleased to announce the 10 finalists in our AARP & Huff/Post50 Memoir Contest. We received thousands of wonderful entries. For those who did not make the cut, we hope to reach out to at least some of you in the coming months to see how we might be able to help tell your stories as well. These 10 finalists have until Dec. 15 to complete their memoirs. Soon after, a winner will be announced. Good …

Robin Williams, Beloved Comedy Star, Dead at 63

Posted on 08/11/2014 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentBy Haven Daley, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office in Marin County, north of San Francisco. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation shows …

June Krauser: Senior Mermaid

Posted on 08/11/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | LegacyIt’s probably pretty rare to have someone launch a sports competition and then also excel in it. But that’s the story of June Krauser. Krauser, who died on Aug. 9 at age 88 in Pompano Beach, Fla., was one of the founders of U.S. Masters Swimming, a competition established in 1970 that provides swimmers an opportunity to compete against swimmers in their own age group, right up to the centenarian level. But Krauser did more than just write the program’s …

Tick Bite Causes Severe Red Meat Allergy

Posted on 08/11/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThose damn ticks. First it was the deer tick giving us a bacterial infection known as Lyme disease; now there’s a tick that can make us severely allergic to red meat. Are you ticked off yet? This time we can blame the lone star tick, which used to hang out in its namesake state, Texas, and the southeastern U.S. Today, though, it’s spreading to the East Coast and other parts of the country. The tick carries a sugar that human …