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AARP Cheat Sheet: Tuesday, January 11

(For years, Sylvia Abrego-Araiza’s priority was providing a safe, positive upbringing for her kids. Now she’s helping families start over in a troubled Texas town. Story here.)
“Hollywood used to treat older people as dead ends — at best they sat in a chair and provided wisdom to a younger generation. There’s a much more well-rounded vision of older people now.” Bill Newcott, our entertainment editor, talking to the Los Angeles Times.
About those food allergies: They “genuinely seem to have risen” in the last decade, but they’re still getting misdiagnosed.
“It’s going to be a cold day in hell, so my friend Katherine dresses for the weather.” This breast cancer patient is freezing her scalp, to save her hair…. we get it.
The newest in pharmaceutical wizardry: your pill caps now get four bars of cellphone service. (On AT&T, so take that as what you will.)