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Lose a Leg, or More, to a Love of Salt and Sugar

Posted on 07/23/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Personal Health | Your LifeI apparently have had diabetes for many years but haven’t paid much attention to it other than maybe not eating the third slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving and using less than a cup of salt on my french fries. Today, I know better. Now if Señor Salt rides into our dining room like a South American gaucho, I am to ride my own horse the hell out of there. If Mademoiselle Sugar, the enticing French beauty, were to step …

Entire Town for Sale: $1.5 Million

Posted on 07/22/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeA whole new world — well, at least a town you can truly call your own — awaits you in Aladdin, Wyo. For $1.5 million, you can buy the town lock, stock and barrel: 30 acres and 15 buildings, including a 118-year-old general store. Empty-nesters Rick and Judy Brengle are selling the tiny community in far northeastern Wyoming that they bought 28 years ago. “All our kids had gone to college, so my husband bought me a town,” Judy Brengle told …

Agnes McKee, 105, Becomes Oldest ‘First Pitcher’

Posted on 07/22/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeAgnes McKee, 105, has become the oldest person ever to throw a ceremonial first pitch in a Major League Baseball game. McKee stepped on to the mound at Petco Park on July 20 before the hometown San Diego Padres took on the New York Mets. McKee, wearing her very own Padres jersey — number 105, of course — and cap, wowed the crowd with an impressive windup and underhand toss. According to Yahoo Sports, a member of the staff at …

How a Toy Puppy Brightens a Fading Past

Posted on 07/15/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeI began hearing the dog’s squeaky bark after a few days of being transferred from West Hills Hospital to the nearby Topanga Terrace complex for physical therapy. I was to undergo a healing program after a bout with pneumonia and other potentially fatal problems. It was a faint yap that emerged out of the dim shadows down the hall at about 2 in the otherwise muted sounds of a quiet morning.  The slightest noise awakens me, especially unexpected disturbances, and …

Antidopaje, pasaporte biológico de la FIFA

Posted on 07/11/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeLa gran fiesta futbolera del Mundial en Brasil ha acaparado la atención de los fanáticos del fútbol en todo el mundo que han disfrutado de grandes encuentros, sorpresas, goleadas y como es habitual también han criticado a los árbitros. Sin embargo, detrás de bastidores una de las labores de mayor escrutinio y monitoreo por parte de la Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Fútbol o FIFA, ha sido el control antidopaje de los jugadores. La FIFA se ha destacado en este …

How It Feels to Walk Again After 4 Months

Posted on 07/2/2014 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeI took the first step of my new life today. It was only kind of a baby shuffle, but, by God, to me it was the dawn of a new morning. It had freedom written all over it. I was at last feeling able to dump the walker that had helped me amble around the house and I was ready to walk, really walk, as any reasonably mature Homo sapiens should. That first step was accomplished just a few mornings …