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Survey Anticipates More Older Drivers

Posted On April 15, 2014

(Seattle, WA) -- Expect to see more older drivers around in the coming years. A recent survey for AARP by the Hartford's Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab found today's older drivers are in better shape, with some intending to stay on the road into their 90s. Gerontologist Jodi Olshevski at the Hartford…

One In Ten Americans Has Diabetes

Posted On April 15, 2014

(Undated) -- About ten-percent of Americans are living with diabetes. That's according to a new study out today that says some 21 million adults in the U.S. had diabetes in 2010. Type 2 diabetes accounts for up to 95-percent of all cases. Researchers say the diabetes epidemic is a direct consequence of the national rise…

Nursing Home Stay Can Top Quarter-Million Dollars

Posted On April 15, 2014

(Undated) -- The cost of care for older Americans is higher than ever. A three-year stay in a nursing home can top a quarter of a million dollars. The annual Genworth Cost of Care Survey shows the median annual cost for a private room in a nursing home is more than 87-thousand dollars. That's up…

Mumps Outbreak At 210 Cases

Posted On April 15, 2014

(Columbus, OH) -- More than 200 central Ohio residents are now statistics in the region's mumps outbreak. Columbus Public Health says 212 cases have been confirmed, including 132 with direct ties to Ohio State University. Health officials are reminding the public to get vaccinated against the mumps virus and stay home if they feel sick.

Surgery Aims To Sculpt New Ear For Mauling Victim

Posted On April 15, 2014

(Royal Oak, MI) -- An innovative surgery is planned today on a west Michigan girl at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak to shape a new ear out of cartilage from her ribs. Doctors have already reconstructed the nose, cheeks, and lips for Charlotte Ponce , who was three-months-old in 2002 when her birth parents' pet…

  • Pet Patrol

    Found Chihuahua

    Posted on April 15, 2014
    Location: Patriot, Indiana

    Found male Chihuahua on North Road in Patriot. Call to…