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America's silent epidemic: Hepatitis C

It wasn't until 1989 that a new liver disease was finally identified and given the name Hepatitis C. Today, an estimated 150-200 million people worldwide are infected with this disease, 3.2 million of them living in the United States.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Author calls upon Baby-boomers to awake to a New Retire-Mentality Special

Rochester - A new edition of a book called "The New Retire-Mentality" was just released this month. And, financial advisers and consultants in various financial circles are talking about its concepts.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Rising suicide rate raises concern in U.S.

Although the failure of the nation’s mental health care system has been getting the most attention because of gun massacres, a far more insidious threat is being reported.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 6 comments

Retirement woes for baby boomers

There are many older Americans who are looking forward to retirement but there are many more who are fearful they may never be able to retire. These are the people who lost much of their retirement in the economic downturn.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 15 comments

'Second Acts' editorial series celebrates life-pivots on Slate

F Scott Fitzgerald said 'There are no second acts in American lives,' and a crowd-sourcing and editorial series from Slate is seeking to debunk the famous Fitzgerald position.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Just what does a Personal Financial Trainer do and who needs one? Special

Toronto - Just what is a Personal Financial Trainer, who would use or need the services of a Personal Financial Trainer and why is it needed and different from the many financial services available to the masses in 2012?
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 2 comments

Baby boomers ‘drink too much’

Individuals in the baby boomer generation, who drink excessive quantities of alcohol, are proving a large burden for the health services, according to a report issued by a charity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

39% of Generation Z expects to receive inheritance from parents

New York - A significant number of products of Generation Z (13-22) believe they will receive an inheritance from their parents so they won't need to worry about saving for retirement. However, only a small percentage of parents say they will leave an inheritance.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 10 comments

CDC: Everyone age 47 to 67 should be tested for hepatitis C

If you or someone you know were born between 1945-1965, U.S. health officials want you to get a one time test for hepatitis C, since 2 million in this age group are infected with the liver-destroying virus and don't know it –– until it's too late.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

CDC: All Baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C

For the first time ever, U.S. health officials are urging all baby boomers, those born between 1945-1965, to get tested for hepatitis C, since one in 30 boomers may be infected with the liver-destroying virus and not know it –– until it's too late.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Canada's pensions sustainable after all says PBO Kevin Page

Ottawa - Today Canada's chief economist released revised estimates of the sustainability of Canada's OAS (Old Age Security) and GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement) pensions, based upon the change in CHT payments which after 2016-17 will be tied to the GDP.
In the Media by Hans Smedbol - 12 comments

AARP and Microsoft show how generations use online communication

A new study shows how different generations view and use online communication and social networks to bridge age gaps and build relationships.
In the Media by Carol Finch

With soap operas ending, P&G moves into digital branded content

Procter and Gamble used to be in the soap opera production business, having spawned 'Guiding Light' and 'As The World Turns,' but it is now turning its attention, and its considerable budgets, to digital branded content platforms.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Report: Lost Generation X has their retirement ideals on track

According to research by Investors Group, over half of the generation that followed the baby boom, Generation X have a clear vision for their life after retirement.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Baby Boomers play risky when it comes to their sex lives

Baby boomers may tell their children about the facts of life and safe sex but don't seem to be taking their own advice, according to a survey by the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF).
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 28 comments

Op-Ed: France’s spoilt and spineless generations

The baby boomers of France and their children are probably the most privileged of any generations that have ever lived, but a look at their catastrophist attitudes shows why Europe’s decline may occur earlier rather than later.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 21 comments

Study: Baby boomers will need non-traditional support

Who are tomorrow's seniors going to call when the going gets rough? Today's young adult may not have a child to help out when they become older.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Experts find baby boomers really hurt from care-giving Special

Baby boomers hurt these these days with stress from having to deal with daily life issues while at the same time caring for children and parents. Emotional pain comes with regrets from feelings of not doing or being enough.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 1 comment

Baby Boomers are the new stoners

Welcome to the stoned age. As the baby boomers get older, some turn to smoking pot to recover from their aches and pains while others have never stopped smoking marijuana in the first place.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Experts say boomers face bleak future

In the midst of financial uncertainty, there's one thing about which experts agree. The future for baby boomers seems bleak and some say the crisis is now.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 2 comments

Maria Shriver: Baby Boomers Face an Epidemic of Alzheimer’s

Maria Shriver, daughter of Sargent Shriver who directed the Peace Corps for many years, faces what many people do these days. Her father has Alzheimer’s and she said we there is a health emergency nationally.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 6 comments

Recession gives Generation Y a rude awakening

With the unemployment rate in the United States constantly climbing, new numbers from the Department of Labor indicate that employees under 30 are being hit the hardest.
In the Media by Sitafa Harden - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Baby boomers spending cuts will add to economic woes

Current studies indicate the Baby Boomers are shifting into what could be called “pensioner” mode. The Boomers were a sort of padding for the domestic economy in previous recessions, but no longer, apparently.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Today Marks The First Day For 'Baby Boomers' To Register For Social Security Benefits

January 1, 1946 marked the beginning of the "baby boomer" generation. A generation that is now coming of age so to speak. Today begins the first day of many to follow where those boomers now become eligible for social security benefits.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 13 comments

Atlantic Canada: Baby Boomers Pose Healthcare Threat

Politicians and regional economists are concerned that Atlantic Canada's aging population will pose a threat to the region's health care system. The lobbying has begun to convince Ottawa to invest funds to target seniors.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 12 comments

Are You A Baby Boomer?

The Baby Boomers Are Coming Of Age:
In the Media by Derryck - 1 comment

Over 50 and a Fashion Disaster?

If the picture accompanying this article is scary, funny, or just plain weird...
In the Media by Viga Boland - 2 comments
 

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