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What Betty White Says About Aging

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What Betty White Says About Aging

American actress Betty White has done much to improve contemporary American attitudes about aging. The busy nonagenarian recently videotaped a just-released online campaign for The Lifeline Program. It promotes how unwanted life insurance policies can be redeemed to give them money now to live more fully and stress-free. One of her recent videos for The [...]

1 in 10 Grandparents Live with Their Grandchildren: Report

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1 in 10 Grandparents Live with Their Grandchildren: Report

Of the 65 million grandparents in the United States in 2012, 7 million, or 10 percent, lived with at least one grandchild, according to Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012, a new report released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of children who lived with a grandparent in 2012 was also 10 percent, [...]

Special Medical Support Team to Deal with Ebola in the U.S.

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Special Medical Support Team to Deal with Ebola in the U.S.

While President Obama met with his senior health, homeland security, and national security advisors last week to review the United States’ response to the Ebola epidemic, a Pentagon statement informed Sunday that the administration has decided to form a special team to combat the epidemic. The statement came from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John [...]

Ebola and Pets: What Are the Risks?

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Ebola and Pets: What Are the Risks?

Can pets get sick from Ebola? Can they pass the virus to us? What should happen to the pets of infected people? These questions came to the forefront this week when concerns were raised about what to do with the dog of an Ebola-infected nurse in Texas. While the dog has shown no signs of [...]

CBS 60 Minutes to Cover Death with Dignity

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CBS 60 Minutes to Cover Death with Dignity

CBS 60 Minutes has announced it will air an interview with Compassion & Choices Pres. Barbara Coombs Lee this Sunday, Oct. 19, about the risk for dying patients and family caregivers who live in the 45 states that don’t authorize death with dignity for terminally ill, mentally competent adults. The story will detail the unjust [...]

What Is the Status of Poverty in the U.S.?

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What Is the Status of Poverty in the U.S.?

America’s poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 rate was higher than the official measure of 14.5 percent, but similarly declined from the corresponding rate in 2012. Meanwhile, 48.7 million were below the poverty [...]

President Obama Reviews the U.S. Response to Ebola Epidemic

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President Obama Reviews the U.S. Response to Ebola Epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. confirmed that two health care workers at Texas Presbyterian Hospital — who both provided care for an Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, Texas — have also tested positive for Ebola, and have since been isolated. In the White House press briefing [...]

President Barack Obama Sued Over Ebola Epidemic

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President Barack Obama Sued Over Ebola Epidemic

Larry Klayman, a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and founder of Freedom Watch, announced Tuesday that he has personally filed a lawsuit against President Barack Hussein Obama and those in his administration. They include the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), who are recklessly exposing the American people to the deadly Ebola [...]

Top 20 Rattiest Cities. And Tips to Keep Rats Away

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Top 20 Rattiest Cities. And Tips to Keep Rats Away

Fall is a prime time for commensal rodents to actively seek food, water and shelter when temperatures drop and before the winter weather arrives. Each fall, rats and mice invade an estimated 21 million American homes. It only takes a hole the size of a quarter for a rat to squeeze inside, and a hole [...]

Terrorism, Wars, Debt, Ebola…And Now Hunger Troubles America

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Terrorism, Wars, Debt, Ebola…And Now Hunger Troubles America

America seems to be under a curse. As the country – which claims to be a super power in the world – is trying to grapple with a series of serious issues such as Islamic State terrorism, persisting wars in Muslim countries, mounting debt nearing $18 trillion, Ebola epidemic, now it’s facing another threat. It’s [...]

Americans Want Flights Banned from Ebola Countries

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Americans Want Flights Banned from Ebola Countries

America has started new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. However, 58% of Americans support banning all flights to the United States from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak, according to a new NBC News scientific survey [...]

Ebola Screening Begins at Five U.S. Airports

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Ebola Screening Begins at Five U.S. Airports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. New York’s JFK International Airport will begin the new [...]

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