| Jun 3, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Senior discounts abound, making life in retirement a little more affordable. In some cases, though, older adults can get more than just a lower price; some goods and services that appeal to retirees come free of charge.
Here are eight great freebies many...
| May 19, 2015
| 3:32 PM
Here's the thing about cigars: They cause lung cancer.
Cuba has a lot of cigars — and a lot of cancer. But the country famous for its Cohibas also has some promising anti-cancer drugs, and the United States has its eye on them.
Lung cancer kills...
| May 31, 2015
| 7:36 PM
As obsessive walkers go, Jim Palmquist is as hard core as they come. The 69-year-old Lower Macungie man totes a step-counting pedometer the way others carry wallets. He tracks his daily steps in a log book and ditches his Toyota Highlander for a hike...
| May 27, 2015
| 3:24 PM
Lauranita Taylor Dugas was born into an accomplished family and added her own mark as an advocate of early childhood education.
"She believed early childhood education was the key to success to support children and families," said Patsy Cooper, who co-...
| May 22, 2015
| 7:22 AM
When Marvin Woodward was 12 and growing up in Hartford's North End, he lost his 37-year-old father Burnice, a Marine Corps veteran, to colon cancer. That left his mom, Rebecca, to raise two kids on her own.
Woodward remembers that there were always...
| May 18, 2015
| 6:57 PM
Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop.
New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer...
| May 20, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Fitting more fiber into your diet is a cancer-preventive strategy. Fiber most clearly protects against colorectal cancer: Risk drops 10 percent for each 10-gram increase in fiber. Analysis combining 16 population studies also links higher fiber with lower...
| May 20, 2015
| 12:54 PM
As a career CIA officer, Antonio "Tony" Mendez was a master of disguise. A trained artist, he created counterfeit documents and transformed the looks of clandestine operatives around the world.
But after decades of covert missions — most notably,...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 9:32 AM
You will die.
While this certainly does not come as news to you, it is news you fight to ignore. You know, Dylan Thomas — "Do not go gentle into that good night/Old age should burn and rave at close of day;/Rage, rage against the dying of the...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 6:14 PM
The Prostate Health Education Network is sponsoring a third annual educational symposium on prostate cancer. The event is part of a national effort to educate African-American men about the disease and the importance of its early detection.
| May 11, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Fitting fiber into your diet is a cancer-preventive strategy. Fiber most clearly protects against colorectal cancer (risk drops 10 percent for each 10-gram increase in fiber). Analysis combining 16 population studies also links...