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January Prime Times

Medic Armel reflects on service

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — R. Keith Armel carries his share of memories from his service as a medic in the Army. The St. Clairsville American Legion’s veteran of the month for January shared some of those experiences. Armel served in Germany ...

Ohio State researchers seek to improve safety

l Studying ways to reduce injury in elderly drivers As baby boomers age, their risk of life-threatening injuries from car crashes also increases. Although car seat belts are safe and save the lives of many drivers of different shapes and sizes, they don’t always provide optimal ...

Growing number of Americans retiring outside United States

By MARIA ZAMUDIO For The Associated Press Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he died in 2012. “I wanted to find a place where I could afford to live ...

AARP tax-aide program seeks area volunteers

Area residents interested in volunteer opportunities are invited to consider the AARP Tax-Aide Program. Tax-Aide is an all-volunteer service that provides free, confidential tax preparation and electronic filing. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. Prior ...

Poll links happiness to age

The ancient Greeks viewed aging as a disease. But senior citizens today understand that there are some real benefits to getting older. A large Gallup poll recently showed that seniors are less troubled by worry, stress and anger than younger people, and that their well-being increases ...

MOVER’CISE MEMORIES offers the brain exercise

By KATHLEEN O’CONNOR INTRODUCING MOVER’CISE MEMORIES (A BRAIN EXERCISE CLASS) WHY? Because a new case of dementia is detected every four seconds. This is a pressing health care issue of the 21st century. There is no assured pharmacological treatment available. So much interest is ...

Nominate Ohioan for Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging is seeking the public’s help to identify outstanding older neighbors who have made, and continue to make, a lasting difference in their professions, their vocations and their communities, and who serve as role models for other generations to continue to grow, ...

Testing wearable sensors as ‘check engine’ light for health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease. Geneticist Michael Snyder never had Lyme’s characteristic bulls-eye rash. ...