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  • Former US President George H.W. Bush Hospitalised in Houston

    04/18/2017 3:46:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Channel News ^ | 19 Apr 2017
    Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to a hospital in Houston for a mild case of pneumonia but "is going to be fine," his spokesman said on Tuesday. Jim McGrath, official media representative for the 92-year-old former president, said Bush was hospitalized on Friday "for observation due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest." "It was subsequently determined he had a mild case of pneumonia, which was treated and has been resolved," McGrath added in a statement.
  • Stunning Success! Vitamin C Saves People Dying of Sepsis

    04/17/2017 4:28:32 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 149 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Lorie Johnson
    It seems too good to be true. A simple and inexpensive treatment for one of the most dreadful conditions around: sepsis. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis strikes one million Americans every year, killing one-fourth of them. Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School, came up with the idea on little more than a whim. His patient, 48-year-old Valerie Hobbs, was succumbing to sepsis and he had run out of options to save her. It was a desperation shot in the dark: Vitamin C. It worked. Beautifully. Again and again. Valerie spent a...
  • John McCain Blasts Trump, Says He’s No Reagan

    04/03/2017 8:20:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 82 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 2, 2017 | Juliegrace Brufke
    GOP Arizona Sen. John McCain said he doesn’t believe there are similarities between former President Ronald Reagan and President Donald Trump. During an appearance on CNN’s “The Axe Files,” host David Axelrod inquired on whether he saw a parallel between the two entertainer-turned-politicians. “No, I don’t,” McCain replied
  • House Republicans approve changes in advance of AHCA vote later today

    03/24/2017 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Coverage requirements eliminated, Medicaid benefits strengthened for elderly and handicapped people. What I keep hearing is that they’re working toward a vote of the full House at 3 p.m., although that could always change if they need more time to corral the votes. They just took a procedural vote, which doesn’t pass the bill but allows it to be amended as follows: Republicans have pushed the GOP health care overhaul past an initial procedural hurdle in the House.
  • This is how much it costs ‘Meals on Wheels’ to feed one elderly person for a year

    03/20/2017 6:25:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 63 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Mar. 19, 2017 | Quentin Fottrell
    The administration’s proposed cuts target the Department of Housing and Urban Development and call for the elimination of the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant, which helps fund programs including Meals on Wheels, which deliver food (and human interaction) to elderly, disabled and poor recipients. “The federal government has spent over $150 billion on this block grant since its inception in 1974, but the program is not well-targeted to the poorest populations and has not demonstrated results,”
  • Report: Poland confirms Minneapolis man was Nazi commander

    03/13/2017 5:25:23 PM PDT · by Huntress · 90 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 3/13/17 | Paul Walsh
    A prosecutor in Poland is seeking the arrest of a Minneapolis man on allegations that he commanded a Nazi unit implicated in the deaths of 44 Poles. As reported by the Associated Press, prosecutor Robert Janicki said that "all the pieces of evidence interwoven together" in the yearslong investigation have confirmed "100 percent" that 98-year-old Michael Karkoc was a World War II commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of burning villages and killing civilians in Poland. Prosecutors of the state National Remembrance Institute have asked a local court in Lublin, Poland, to...
  • Now Pushing U.N. Agenda 2030 with Social Engineering of the Elderly

    03/10/2017 11:12:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/10/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Just another attempt to herd human beings into tiny spaces in order to control land use, mobility, and urban sprawl, all Sustainable Development goals. Now Pushing U.N. Agenda 2030 with Social Engineering of the Elderly The One World Governance of U.N. Agenda 21, now morphed into U.N. Agenda 2030, requires that every societal decision be based on the environmental impact on global land use, education, and population control and reduction. The lynchpin of this agenda, Sustainable Development, has deemed “not sustainable” most human activities that form our modern civilization: private property, suburban sprawl, fossil fuels, consumerism, farming, irrigation, commercial agriculture,...
  • Group opposing Trump's agenda forms in Shoals (Alabama)

    02/24/2017 10:25:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Times Daily ^ | February 25, 2017 | Russ Corey
    MUSCLE SHOALS -- Groups opposing the agenda of President Donald Trump are springing up all over the nation and the Shoals is no different. Members of the organization claim when the Indivisible Guide was released as a Google document file in December, it was downloaded more than 1 million times. It contained ways to keep up with what's going on in Congress, and how to influence your member of Congress through grassroots activism. Today, there are roughly 7,000 Indivisible groups across the country, including at least 25 in Alabama. Indivisible Northwest Alabama came together in late January, and a...
  • George H.W. Bush to Trump: Doctor says going to inauguration could 'put me six feet under'

    01/18/2017 4:32:24 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 55 replies
    Politicl ^ | 01/18/17 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    “Barbara and I are so sorry we can’t be there for your Inauguration on January 20th,” the former president wrote in a note dated Jan. 10. “My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it will likely put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.” “I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country,” he continued. “If I can ever be of help, please let me know.”
  • TIME George HW Bush, Barbara Bush both hospitalized, spokesman says

    01/18/2017 1:13:41 PM PST · by fision · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jamie Gangel
    Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday. President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address "an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation," his spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement. Barbara Bush also was admitted to the hospital Wednesday morning as a precaution after "experiencing fatigue and coughing," McGrath said in the same statement.
  • Student debt now affects a staggering number of elderly Americans

    01/17/2017 8:37:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/17/2017 | By Abha Bhattarai
    The number of older Americans taking on student debt on behalf of their children and grandchildren has quadrupled in the past decade, with consumers over 60 now holding $66.7 billion in student loan debt, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The skyrocketing cost of college has placed a particular burden on older Americans, many of whom are struggling to pay back growing debts in their retirement years, according to the report. Nearly 40 percent of federal student loan borrowers over age 65 are in default, the highest rate for any age group, the data show....
  • Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning (Physical and brain fitness)

    01/16/2017 4:03:51 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning. These findings appear in the journal Cortex. Difficulty remembering new information represents one of the most common complaints in aging and decreased memory performance is one of the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease. Healthy...
  • Trump fires legendary inauguration announcer

    01/14/2017 1:27:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/17 | Chana Roberts
    In an unprecedented move, President-elect Donald Trump has fired traditional inauguration announcer Charlie Brotman, replacing him with Steve Ray. Ray is a Washington, DC.-based freelance announcer, and formerly volunteered with Trump's campaign. Brotman, 88, has announced every inauguration parade since former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was sworn into office in 1957. In an interview with CTV News Channel on Thursday, Brotman said, "Devastated is a word that covers it all. Yes, I was really disappointed, to say the least... I’m asking, ‘Did I do something? Am I too old? What’s going on?" Brotman told CNN he "thought he was going...
  • Exclusive: Charles Manson left prison for hospital treatment months ago

    01/04/2017 2:46:00 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 001/04/201 | Jamie Schram
    Charles Manson has been battling an illness for some time inside a California penitentiary – and was first rushed to a hospital off prison grounds months ago, The Post has learned. “He’s been getting treatment at that hospital for a while. I was told months ago they removed him from the prison for an undisclosed illness,” a Corrections Department official told The Post on Wednesday. “He’s 82, man. He was the guy who said he’s going to live forever, but I never believed it,” the source added. The Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported Tuesday that Manson was suffering from...
  • China’s ‘Godfather of Real Estate’ Pitches Reverse Mortgages to Skeptical Elders

    12/29/2016 10:05:50 AM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 December 2016 | Sui-Lee Wee
    He is known in China as the "godfather of real estate," helping lay the groundwork for private homeownership in China, a move that enriched millions and laid the foundations for a vibrant and thriving Chinese middle class. Now, Meng Xiaosu wants a lot of Chinese — the older ones, specifically — to cash out. Older people need to mortgage their homes to address China's looming demographic bust, Mr. Meng argues. Because of China's now-defunct one-child policy and other social trends, the country has a rapidly graying population that someday soon may become too expensive for the Chinese government to support....
  • Harry Reid on the Democratic Party: ‘It Appears We’re Going to Have an Old-Folks’ Home’

    12/27/2016 8:41:11 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 27th, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    In a lengthy profile piece in New York Magazine, outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid discussed the future of the Democratic Party, especially with him the prospect of him no longer being in the Senate to act as the vocal opposition to the incoming Trump administration. While covering Reid speaking to his staffers earlier this month ahead of his final weekly lunch with Senate Democrats, the Nevada Senator was observed giving his thoughts on the possibilities the party had for the White House in 2020. Another aide brought up Joe Biden’s recent remark that he was thinking about running for...
  • Reid: Dem 2020 class looks like an 'old folks' home'

    12/27/2016 9:35:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Reid: Dem 2020 class looks like an 'old folks' home' By Mallory Shelbourne - 12/27/16 10:01 AM EST The prospective class of Democrats who could run for president in 2020 is shaping up as an "old-folks’ home," according to retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Reid made the remark earlier this month when asked by an aide whether he might support a White House run by Vice President Biden, according to New York Magazine. In response to the question, Reid mentioned the age of several prominent Democrats who are talked about as likely candidates in 2020. “It depends on...
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor, Actress Famous for Her Glamour (and Her Marriages), Dies at 99

    12/18/2016 6:46:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ny times ^ | December 18, 2016 | By ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian actress whose self-parodying glamour and revolving-door marriages to millionaires put a luster of American celebrity on a long but only modestly successful career in movies and television, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 99. The cause was heart failure, her longtime publicist Edward Lozzi said. Married at least eight times, calling everyone “Dahlink,” flaunting a diamonds-and-furs lifestyle and abetted by gossip columnists and tabloid headline writers, Ms. Gabor played the coifed platinum femme fatale in plunging necklines in dozens of film and television roles, many of them cameos as herself. Her career, which...
  • Pope Francis Is Going to Be 80 -- The Possibility of a Resignation

    12/18/2016 4:01:22 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 32 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | December 17, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    Pope Francis is crossing the threshold of 80: Ingravescentem aetatem (advanced age), as the motu proprio of 21 November 1970 by Paul VI declared, which, by reaching this age, requires all cardinals to put their tasks to an end, and deprives them of the right to participate in the conclave. Paul VI. established this rule to create a new "Montinian" curia. Moreover, he introduced a fundamental contradiction in the Church's more than a thousand years of practice. If the advanced age is an impediment to the direction of a diocese or a dicastery, and even prevents a cardinal from choosing a pope, how can we imagine that a...
  • Biden on Future Leaders of the Democratic Party: Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, and Me

    12/11/2016 8:17:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Grabien News ^ | December 11, 2016
    ‘I think 2018 is going to be a very good year for the Democrats’ he leaders of the Democratic Party of the future will be Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden, said Joe Biden in an interview Sunday. The outgoing vice president appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper: TAPPER: “Who is the leader of the Democratic Party as of January 21st?" BIDEN: “Well, like after every presidential election where the party loses, there is no single leader. There are voices that hopefully will be heard. Hopefully, I’ll be able to have a voice...