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2014-05-20 12:20:43

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 47,000 people were killed while walking in the U.S. between 2003 and 2012, at a rate that has been rising in the last few years. The majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with safer street design, according to a new report released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, in conjunction with...

2014-05-15 23:07:46

Markham Group, Inc. is now authorized to offer the popular insurance program in Ayer, MA Ayer, MA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Plymouth Rock Assurance and Bunker Hill Insurance announced today that the AARP® Massachusetts Auto and Home Insurance Program will be available through Markham Group, Inc. Markham Group was chosen after satisfying a number of eligibility requirements, which included: being in general good standing as an agency; having experience with both auto and home insurance;...

2014-05-15 12:30:37

~ Takei's Take Hits over 100,000 subscribers and Honored with Webby Award WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP will launch season two of its award winning original web series, Takei's Take, on June 5, 2014 on YouTube, where it has already amassed a following of over 100,000 subscribers. Hosted by the ever-popular social media phenomenon, George Takei, the second season of Takei's Take steps outside of the studio with Takei traveling the world and meeting leading...

2014-05-13 16:28:19

AARP Urges Governor Quinn to Sign the Bill into Law SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Illinoisans who receive critical care in their own homes or in institutions will have a powerful ally as soon as Governor Quinn signs into law Senate Bill 2773. The legislation will seek out and fix disparities in critical services to older individuals, and is the result of AARP's ongoing advocacy work against Illinois' well-documented history of racial and...

2014-05-09 23:04:26

Top US Venture Capitalists, Including Khosla Ventures and Founders Fund, Are Investing Heavily in Digital Health Companies that Impact the 50+ Boston, MA and New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 StartUp Health, a global startup platform accelerating innovation in health and wellness, presented new research at the 3rd AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch in Boston, showing that more than half of digital health investment since 2010 is focused around nine areas that benefit the 50+ market....

2014-05-09 12:23:00

Natural Gas Shortage to Impact Summer Electric Bills & Cooling Costs in NY as Scorcher Expected NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers expecting to catch a break on their utility bills in warmer weather after an unrelenting winter that saw some heating bills soar as high as 55 percent can think again, warns a new AARP analysis. With the Farmer's Almanac predicting a scorching New York summer, AARP says state residents will get a reminder from the Polar Vortex every time...

2014-05-08 16:30:04

As Potential Increase to Already Sky-High Rates Looms, LI AARP Members Push Their State Senators for Independent Watchdog UNIONDALE, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a brutal winter that saw Long Islanders' utility bills soar, more rate hikes on the horizon coupled with PSEG scoring its lowest-ever customer satisfaction rating level proved enough for Long Islanders. Today a group of fed up consumers gathered outside the Long Island Power Authority's (LIPA)...

2014-05-06 08:33:49

CathMaps+ debuts in Boston at AARP's Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo BOSTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CathMaps+ will demonstrate how mobile technology can provide emergency assistance and peace of mind to millions of Americans at risk for a cardiac event. The AARP Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo showcases the latest in digital health technology designed to improve quality of life. The event is part of AARP's Life@50+ National Event in Boston, May 8(th)-10(th). CathMaps+ is the...

2014-05-06 08:33:21

Global medical solutions innovator seeks to pioneer new research into effective treatments for heart failure and related cardiac conditions NATICK, Mass., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has joined Optum Labs as the Founding Medical Device Partner to help pioneer new research into effective treatments for heart failure and related cardiac conditions. Optum Labs is an open collaborative healthcare research and innovation center founded in 2013...

2014-05-05 12:25:28

AARP Ambassadors Dan Marino, James "JB" Brown, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Kick-Off Events Supporting Volunteer Projects Across the City BOSTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Americans 50+ have geared up to donate their time as AARP hosts a multitude of volunteer opportunities at its biannual Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Boston, from May 8-10. Attendees will discover real possibilities by contributing to community service activities including the packing of 50,000...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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