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Ex-TV Host Joan Lunden Reveals She Has Breast Cancer

Posted on 06/24/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthJoan Lunden, one of TV’s most celebrated talk show hosts and news anchors, revealed June 24 that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. “I heard those words that every woman fears and never wants to hear: ‘You have breast cancer,’ ” Lunden, 63, told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, a show Lunden cohosted from 1980 to 1997. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  Lunden learned the diagnosis after a tumor was identified in an ultrasound exam …

Pain in My Back

Posted on 05/13/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthAccording to this article from Good Morning America and ABC News, Americans spend $50 billion each year on low back pain. Is that more than the wedding industry?? Besides a sore throat, back pain is the thing Americans go to the doctor for the most – and 80% of Americans say they suffer from it…so it is likely that you or someone close to you struggles with back pain at least occasionally. Check out the video below from GMA, featuring …

Elinor Ginzler on Good Morning America

Posted on 01/29/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthYesterday Elinor Ginzler, AARP’s Director of Livable Communities, talked to Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts about how to discuss assisted living options with your aging parents. The segment was part of a GMA series called “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.” Ginzler talks about the signs that your parents are in need of assistance, and your responsibilities as an adult child. She gives specific examples of language to use when you need to discuss your options, and discusses compromises …