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2012-08-14 23:01:25

NBC said her heart just wasn't in it. Ann Curry says differently. And according to a recent interview in Ladies' Home Journal Ann feels the real reason she was let go from the "Today" show may have simply been her graying hair and that she's getting older. Cathy Beggan, founder of Go Away Gray, an all-natural supplement designed to prevent gray hair agrees with Curry's assessment and how Curry's termination only spotlights a bigger epidemic affecting women everywhere. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB)...

2012-06-26 13:54:42

But sex is good for health and wellbeing; formal policies are needed, say specialists Concerns about safety, and ageism, are needlessly denying elderly care home residents what is often one of their few remaining pleasures - the right to consensual sex - say specialists in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Older people, including those with early stage dementia, often continue to enjoy a sexual relationship in their own homes, but once they move into residential care, lawful and consensual...

2012-06-11 23:01:59

65th World Health Assembly cites noncommunicable diseases and aging among “biggest challenges and opportunities facing public health today” Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Two weeks ago, close to 3000 health ministers and senior health officials at the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva highlighted “strengthening“¦policies to promote active aging” as a key resolution in the effort to ensure optimal health and wellbeing for older adults throughout...

2012-06-06 23:01:06

Today´s seniors and those of tomorrow want to live in their own homes as long as possible. Many, however, plan to live in homes that are not designed or furnished to meet the needs of aging bodies. Senior Care Corner has several do-it-yourself projects and tasks family members can do to make their elder loved ones´ homes safer and more comfortable as they´re aging in place. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Today´s seniors and those of tomorrow want to live in their...

2012-04-11 23:00:03

Safeway Safety Step suggests multiple savings options and funding resources available to help seniors and caregivers improve bathroom safety and accessibility Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 According to recent studies, nine out of 10 people age 50 and older want to remain in their homes for as long as they possibly can. In many cases, “aging in place” requires homeowners and caregivers to make home modifications to increase safety and accessibility. While a tax refund is...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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