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American Society on Aging Conference–Registration Deadlines

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The 2015 Aging in America Conference will be held in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, March 23-27, because where else would you rather be in March than Chicago? Those of you with hardy constitutions should know that the earliest registration deadline, for the best discount, is this Friday. There are other discounts available later in […]

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The watch we’ve been watching for?

The Lively PERS watch.
Courtesy: Mylively.com

We admit we’ve gotten more than a little bit weary of endless variations on Personal Emergency Response Systems (aka “I’ve fallen and…”) as well as “Big Brother” sensors to track the movements of seniors in their homes. So much so, that we nearly overlooked the press materials from Lively. Yes, it’s yet another start-up with […]

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Better tech for detecting breast cancer

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As most women know, all the current methods for detecting breast cancer have drawbacks. Mammography can be painful, and may not detect cancers in dense breast tissue.* Ultrasound and MRI may be more accurate, but they are also far more expensive. Detecting lumps by hand can work, but often they are already larger than one […]

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How to avoid tech-induced insomnia

The American Chemical Society (ACS) puts out a series of videos on a range of chemistry topics, including important advice on how to (hopefully) lessen insomnia. Turns out all that tech is only making it worse. ACS shows that the blue light from all those screens is telling your body, “It’s daytime!” Some of you […]

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A warning on bladder cancer biopsies

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According to the medical literature, bladder cancer “occurs most commonly in the elderly: the median age at diagnosis is 69 years for men and 71 years for women.” Why are we bringing up such a grim topic? Because UCLA just published a study in the journal Cancer on a sometimes fatal issue with bladder cancer biopsies and it’s […]

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Simple–and complex tech–for not forgetting pills

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We’ve all forgotten to take pills at one time or another, but who knew it was such a thing that there’s actually a website called forgettingthepill.com, which features every kind of day-of-the-week/time-of-day pill container you could imagine. Or at least thought you could imagine, until a tech start-up came up with a sensor-based gizmo that […]

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Neither rain nor snow nor wilted lettuce?

Heck, if this guy's doing the deliveries, maybe it'll work.

There’s a new entry on the list of online food delivery services. It’s, um, the Postal Service. Yes, that’s right, the folks who can’t get your mail to you in under a week are supposed to be able to get your groceries to you the same day you order them. They’ve partnered with Amazon, which […]

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