AARP Bulletin

You’ve got Health Care Reform Questions…And We’ve Got Answers

Posted on 04/2/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthWith a huge (more than 2,000 pages to be specific) piece of health care reform legislation everyone has got questions about health care reform and what it will mean for them. There are a ton of new benefits, changes, rules, penalties, etc, etc, etc, and it’s all happening over the course of several years. So, ask away! AARP Bulletin will be taking and answering as many questions about health care reform as they can right here. Post your question in …

Fall Prevention Should Be a Priority

Posted on 03/18/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthAfter all, your live may depend on it. Did you know that every 18 seconds, an older person lands in an emergency room due to a fall? Not to mention a whopping 23,000 deaths every year are because of a fall. AARP Bulletin is featuring an article on new ways to tackle fall prevention, including new technologies and old tricks that may have been forgotten, like something as simple as testing for inner ear disorder or adjusting your medication. There …

Race is A Factor When Talking About Alzheimer’s

Posted on 03/11/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthDid you know that African-Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than white people? Hispanics are one and half more times as likely to develop the disease as white folks too. The Alzheimer’s Association discovered this reality in a new report on these pretty significant numbers. AARP Bulletin reports: An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, a number that is expected to grow as boomers age. For the special report on race, ethnicity and Alzheimer’s disease, the association …

Extra, Extra! Newspaper Readership Declining

Posted on 03/3/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentA new AARP Bulletin poll shows that the number of folks who read a newspaper as their primary source of news is going down, and people are increasingly depending on other sources of media, like the internet, radio or TV, for their daily news. However, more adults who are 50+ rely on reading the paper over internet or radio. AARP Bulletin reports: “Not surprisingly, adults age 50 and older (71 percent) are more likely than their younger counterparts to read …

The Health Care Reform Summit and the Possibility of Reconciliation

Posted on 03/3/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthTamara Lytle has a piece up at AARP Bulletin about the reality of the outcome of President Obama’s health care summit last week: that the Democrats and Republicans are on two almost entirely different sides of the issue. The author discusses that this could mean the Democrats will use reconciliation — pushing forward the health care bill without GOP support: Democratic leaders are working out the details of the next step but are likely to use the reconciliation process because …

Watching the 2010 Winter Olympics?

Posted on 02/16/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentIf you haven’t been keeping up with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver this year, the website has tons of updated information, including great video coverage and recaps of the last 5 days. The most recent of wins was last night’s figure skating pairs competition, where China’s married couple, Shen Xue and Zhao Hongb, replaced Russia in winning the gold with a great performance. China’s Pang Qing and Tong Jian won the silver medal, so it was a huge night for …