STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Leaders join cancer study
By Don Davis and Danielle Nordine
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon knows more about cancer than many Minnesotans after twice surviving breast cancer and dealing with her husbands cancer death.
We wa... Posted on 3/14/12 at 9:46 PM
THE NEW FORTY Let's talk about sex after age 45...
Yesterday in the Forum an Associated Press article was featured with the following headline, "Sex is less satisfying, occurs less often after age 45, study says."
Needl... Posted on 5/8/10 at 3:59 AM
The House is expected to vote today on a year-end economic package that includes a provision raising premiums for "high-income" Medicare beneficiaries, now defined as those making $85,000 and above for individuals, or $170,000 for families.
Minnesota leads the nation in long-term care for older and disabled people -- and illustrates how the nation could cut costs by offering better care and coordination, according to a national study released today.
Top drugs getting generic competition by September 2012 are taken by millions every day: Lipitor alone is taken by about 4.3 million Americans and Plavix by 1.4 million. Generic versions of big-selling drugs for blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, depression, high triglycerides, HIV and bipolar disorder also are coming by then.
Without action by Congress before the end of the year, the federal government on Jan. 1 will cut payments for physician services to Medicare patients by nearly 25 percent — a cut that will hinder seniors’ ability to find a physician and threaten the financial stability of our state’s hospitals and clinics.
Janis Cheney and Kimberly Krohn
, December 06, 2010
It’s understandable that this complex law leaves people with questions. But there is no need for uncertainty. Herald readers can look up accurate information at www.aarp.org/getthefacts and other nonpartisan websites such as the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s factcheck.org.
An AARP sex survey of older Americans, released a few days ago, was embarrassing to us old-timers.
My first question is: Why conduct such a survey? Shouldn’t old people instead be slurping pudding? Or taking stool softeners? Or napping?
Americans 45 and older are far more open to sex outside of marriage than they were 10 years ago, but they’re engaging in sex less often and with less satisfaction, according to a major new survey by AARP.
GF Park District to unveil naming rights for new Wellness Center
The Grand Forks Park District has set a press conference at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday to unveil the naming sponsor of the new Wellness Center.
The press conference will be held at King’s Walk Golf Course, 5301 S. Columbia Road.
Gas runs more than U.S. average
Retail gasoline prices in North Dakota averaged $2.77 a gallon Monday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.70 a gallon, according to NorthDakotaGasPrices.com.
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