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A Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor’s Key to Recovery

Posted on 04/14/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthJohn Odom is looking forward to walking into Boston Medical Center this week for a memorial honoring survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing. After all, when he left the hospital last May, the doctors and nurses weren’t sure he would ever walk again. Odom, 66, was one of the most severely injured of the bombing victims, enduring 11 surgeries and weeks on life support after shrapnel from one bomb tore apart his legs. “I want to be able to walk in …

¿’Pastillas de chocolate’ para un corazón sano?

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolSuena espectacular. ¿Quién se ofrece a ser parte de este estudio? El hospital Brigham and Women’s en Boston y el centro de investigaciones Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center en Seattle están a punto de comenzar un estudio para comprobar si los nutrientes que contiene el chocolate negro previenen o no los infartos y las apoplejías. Ya sabíamos que comer una onza de chocolate negro al día puede ayudar a bajar la presión arterial; pero durante este estudio los participantes tendrán …

The Last Days of Whitey Bulger

Posted on 08/14/2013 by | Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayMurder. Bank robbery. Racketeering. Drug dealing. For more than 60 years, from 1956 to 2011, James “Whitey” Bulger was either committing violent crimes or living as a fugitive from justice. Now 83, Bulger has been convicted of 31 separate criminal acts, and today he sits in prison, awaiting sentencing. In all likelihood he’ll spend the rest of his life behind bars. Bulger will be far from the oldest person recently sentenced; for example, Brooke Astor’s son, Anthony Marshall, was recently …

Backlash to Rolling Stone Tsarnaev Cover: Picturing a Villain

Posted on 07/18/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentHe’s young, curly haired, sort of beautiful. You think of Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan in their prime. But the face is that of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. And that outrages many people: The Twitter hashtag #BoycottRollingStone is trending. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says the cover “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment.” Local and national chains that sell magazines, from Tedeschi Food Shops in New England to CVS …

100 Years Old, Throwing Fenway’s First Pitch…. Twice

Posted on 04/19/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest blog from Austin O’Connor. You can read his full piece on his grandfather here. Well, it happened. He threw the pitch. Twice, actually. After months of training, my grandfather walked out onto the field on a spectacularly sunny afternoon at Fenway Park last Saturday to toss the ceremonial first pitch on his 100th birthday. As the ballpark PA announcer ticked off the highlights of his biography — Bill Hogan, Jr., President of the Boston College class …

Champ of the Week

Posted on 09/22/2008 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyDivided We Fail is proud to recognize Steven P. Smith, from Boston, as this week’s DWF “Champ of the Week”.