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Tom Brokaw’s Cancer: What is Multiple Myeloma?

Posted on 02/12/2014 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Personal HealthFormer NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow that has seen remarkable progress in its treatment in the last 15 years. The veteran news anchor, 74, stepped down in 2004, but has remained with the network as a special correspondent. He said in a statement that his doctors were very encouraged with his progress and he remains “very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my …

Losing a Partner — and Finding It Hard to Let Go

Posted on 02/10/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeBy Joan Marans Dim My husband, Stuart, died last June after a decade-long struggle with cancer. He was 77 years old, a former journalist and public relations executive, a marathon runner, and a man beloved and respected by family and friends. In going through his belongings, I often find things that I have forgotten about, small things that taken together are not small. In the back of a drawer, I discover a poem that he wrote when we were students …

CVS to Stop Sales of All Tobacco Products

Posted on 02/5/2014 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Michael Felberbaum and Tom Murphy, AP Business Writers CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider. The company said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1 in its 7,600 stores nationwide, in a move that it says will help it grow its business that works with doctors, hospitals and others to …

Encuentran colorante cancerígeno en sodas

Posted on 01/27/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolOtra vez las sodas o refrescos vuelven a las noticias y de manera negativa. En esta ocasión la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) está investigando el colorante que se usa en algunas sodas, maltas —y hasta alimentos— para darles ese tono caramelo, tan apetitoso a la vista. Dicho colorante artificial contiene un químico cancerígeno llamado 4-metilimidazol (4-MEI), según un reciente estudio realizado por Consumer Reports. Esta organización basa su aseveración en una investigación realizada …

What’s in Your Soda? FDA Looking at Caramel Coloring

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthCaramel coloring, the stuff used to give sodas their brown color, may sound harmless, but a new study shows it can contain a chemical that’s been linked to cancer — and the Food and Drug Administration is checking it out. Consumer Reports said it found higher-than-necessary levels of a compound called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI, in a dozen brands of soda; 4-MEI is an impurity that can form in the manufacture of the coloring. The drinks tested by Consumer Reports were …

Second-Guessing a Blogger’s Life-and- Death Battle

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal Health[View the story "Second-Guessing a Blogger's Life-and-Death Battle" on Storify] Story summary: Controversy erupted Monday when a column in the New York Times by Bill Keller repeated criticism voiced last week by his wife, writer Emma Keller, in The Guardian concerning Lisa Bonchek Adams, a New England woman who blogs and tweets about her treatment for cancer in New York City. The Kellers wrote about Adams and her social media activities, including 165,000 tweets about her treatment. Responding to the …