Category: Special Focus Sections

Healthy Geezer- When food loses its flavor, is it you?

Q: When I was younger, I couldn?t get enough Chinese food. Now it just doesn?t have that zing anymore. I?m guessing it?s me, not the food, right?

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Whole grains key for reducing coronary diseases, losing weight and much more

Dietitians recommend three servings of whole grains per day. Whole grains reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, high cholesterol, constipation and diverticulosis, neural tube birth defects during fetal development, as well as other chronic diseases.

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Healthy Geezer- Bladder control a difficult issue for minority of seniors

Q This is embarrassing to discuss with anyone, so I thought I?d write to you about it. I?m having bladder-control problems. What can I do?

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Marion County residents can receive free income tax help

Taxpayers who meet income guidelines can get their taxes completed and e-filed for free with Mid-Kansas Community Action Program of Marion County.

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Effects of dementia can be devastating for victims and family

In the United States, an estimated 4 million people have Alzheimer?s disease?one form of dementia in older adults. In Marion County, there are an estimated 529 cases of Alzheimer?s.

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Life with dementia: ‘You’re always on call’ says wife and caregiver

For 16 of the 22 years of their marriage, Betty Kline?s husband Howard ?Whitey? Kline has had Alzheimer?s disease.

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Time to break silence about Alzheimer’s

Dad has Alzheimer?s disease. There I said it. So does his brother, my Uncle Eugene.

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Healthy Geezer- What to do about bladder-control issues

Q This is embarrassing to discuss with anyone so I thought I?d write to you about it. I?m having bladder-control problems. What can I do?

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Congressional delay on AMT could delay your tax refund

Less than two weeks ago, Congress had yet to pass a ?patch? that would allow millions of taxpayers to avoid filing an Alternative Minimum Tax in addition to their regular tax forms.

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Healthy Geezer- Colorectal Cancer

Q I?ve noticed that today people talk openly about rectal cancer. This isn?t something you used to discuss in polite company. Why is this?

 

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