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The Takeaway: Top Scams Targeting Older Adults; Hospital Errors Go Unreported

Posted on 01/6/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe National Council on Aging has released a list of the ‘Top 10 Scams’ targeting older adults … A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services says only one out of every seven errors that harm Medicare patients while hospitalized gets reported … And more.

The Takeaway: Senate Passes Veteran’s Jobs Package; MacArthur Fellow Fights Elder Abuse

Posted on 11/11/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThough the President’s overall jobs plan has been languishing in a divided Congress, the veteran’s jobs package—including a provision to give companies tax credits for hiring unemployed military veterans and a job-training program for vets—passed the Senate yesterday 94-1.

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Posted on 08/19/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayAging is for the birds.  A growing number of people over 50 just refuse to let it happen. Sure, they’ll celebrate the milestone birthday, but they’ll do their best not to look their age.  Or feel it. Or even act it.  (See Ernestine Shepherd. You now have no excuse for not working out.)

The Takeaway: Cancer Breakthrough; Online Dating; D-Day

Posted on 06/6/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayLots of interesting findings coming out of the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago: Two drugs are being hailed by scientists as a ‘major breakthrough’ in treating deadly skin cancer. About 8,700 people die from melanoma every year.