Posts Tagged ‘Seniors’

HIV on the Rise Among Seniors

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People over 50 get tested as often for the killer disease By Fred Cicetti Q. I’m a 65-year-old man who is dating a 58-year-old woman. Recently, my grandson, who is rather outspoken, asked me if I was protecting myself against AIDS. At the time, I thought the question was ridiculous, but now I’m wondering. A. [&hellip
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Protecting Yourself with the Flu Shot

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The elderly are most at risk against the deadly virus By Fred Cicetti It’s time for a flu shot. You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older [&hellip
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Chronic Heartburn Poses Danger

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Treating GERD now lessens long-term threats to health By Fred Cicetti Q: I’m getting heartburn a lot since I turned 60. Is more heartburn something that comes with more years? A: More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month and more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn daily. Heartburn is more [&hellip
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Harsher Penalties in Traffic Crimes

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There must be zero tolerance in hit-and-runs like the one that killed Michael Ward By Bette Dewing “We need as much to be reminded as informed,” Dr. Samuel Johnson so rightly opined. An August 5 Our Town letter about the death of Michael Ward, who was killed in a hit-and-run on the East Side, needs [&hellip
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MAKING UWS MORE SENIOR FRIENDLY

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By Alice Robb The Upper West Side has been selected for a pilot program designed to make New York a more pleasant place for seniors. The new program involves installing benches on sidewalks, working with stores and salons to institute more senior discounts, and working with schools and colleges to make more courses available to [&hellip
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Dangerous Intersections for Seniors

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The Department of Transportation released a list of 50 intersections with the most accidents involving senior pedestrians. Five Upper West Side blocks were included on the list, with West 66th Street and Amsterdam Avenue taking the top spot in the neighborhood. That intersection saw seven accidents that resulted in injuries between 2004 and 2008. An [&hellip
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