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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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MHS Class frames a new beginning in construction trade
MHS Class frames a new beginning in construction trade

MHS Class frames a new beginning in construction trade

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Members of the afternoon session of the first Construction Technology class stand in the basement of the house they and fellow students are building at the corner of Hudson and Roosevelt in Marion. Pictured are: back row Hector Cardenas (junior), Jake Bredemeier (senior); front, Andy Kelsey (junior), Lanna Carroll (senior), Dillon Wildin (sophomore) and instructor Lucas King. Don Ratzlaff

Whether you do it for a living or as a weekend do-it-yourselfer, house construction is always a learning experience.

Marion High School has formalized the learning process somewhat with the start of its Construction Technology program this fall.

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Healthy Geezer- ‘Liver spots’ a catchall for a lot of skin growths

Q Do liver spots have anything at all to do with the liver?

 

A No. This is a common question and a great starting point for a column about all those doohickeys that grow on our skin as we age.

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Healthy Geezer- Hearing loss can be aided

Q I?m 67 and have always had very good hearing. Lately, I?ve noticed that I can?t pick up some things my granddaughter says. Is this significant?

 

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Community investment prime desire for couple
Community investment prime desire for couple

Community investment prime desire for couple

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James and Gayle Voth recently completed renovating the Ratzlaff Building on East Main Street in Goessel with hope for a better economic future for their hometown in mind. ?We like to hope it helps Goessel in general,? James said. The downtown office building has opened with full occupancy. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press<p>

Not every real-estate development is motivated primarily by prospect of short-term financial gain.

James and Gayle Voth say family history and a better economic future for their hometown were the two key factors that prompted them to transform an old family-owned structure into Goessel?s first downtown office building.

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Healthy Geezer- Mixing grapefruit with meds unsafe

Q: My daughter heard grapefruit juice can be toxic for some people. Is that true?

 

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1 of 20 people have irreversible vision loss

Q: At the recreation center in my development, I overheard some women talking about ?low vision.? Is that something like being near-sighted?

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