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PHOTO: Janet Taylor is a thought leader with AARP's Life Reimagined. She says there's more than enough time for older adults to do what they desire, if they make the most of it. Photo credit: AARP
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the state's population continues to age, a growing number of Tennesseans are realizing there's much life to be lived after navigating adulthood and the traditional career path. Consumer health expert Janet Taylor explains there has been a steady shift over the years, as more pe ...Read More

PHOTO: This is Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in North Dakota and health professionals are using the event to remind people that calling 911 is the fastest way to get life-saving treatment. Photo credit: American Heart Association

BISMARCK, N.D. - As the state's emergency medical services personnel are being honored this week, North Dakotans are being reminded how critical it is to call 911 in the case of a heart attack or other medical emergency. In North Dakota, currently about half of heart attack patients get to the emerg ...Read More

PHOTO: Four Corners Power Plant. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight and San Juan Citizens Alliance.

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Several conservation groups in New Mexico are calling on the federal government to not allow the Four Corners Power Plant to burn coal for another quarter-century. The U.S. Interior Department is in the process of considering a 25-year lease on the power plant with Arizona Public ...Read More

PHOTO: Erin Kimball, MD, practices in a small town in Wisconsin because she wants to give something back to the community. She chose the rural track in her MD program at UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Photo courtesy Erin Kimball, UW-Madison SMPH

MADISON, Wis. - Since 1979, a special University of Wisconsin program has been recruiting doctors to practice in Wisconsin. Since the 1990s, when Randy Munson took over the New Physicians For Wisconsin program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, the cha ...Read More

PHOTO: Purdue professor Cary Mitchell and other researchers developed a technique that could allow some crops to be grown in caves or mines. Photo courtesy of Purdue University.

INDIANAPOLIS – Forget the field – caves and mines could hold the future of farming. Researchers from Purdue University have discovered that lowering temperatures for two hours each day reduces the height of corn crops without affecting their seed yield. It's a technique that could be us ...Read More

PHOTO: A group of neighbors in Boise interested in a pesticide-free park is volunteering and recruiting others to help pull weeds on the weekends. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - There's an experiment going on in Boise that's really "down in the weeds." A group of neighbors interested in having a pesticide-free city park is volunteering and recruiting others to help pull weeds on the weekends in Memorial Park. Boise Parks and Recreation Horticulture Unit manag ...Read More

PHOTO: Experience Corps volunteers in Baltimore work with students one-on-one and in small groups, targeting kids who are struggling with literacy. Photo credit: Experience Corps Baltimore.

BALTIMORE - Nearly 8,000 kindergarten-through-third-grade students in Baltimore City Schools have special literacy coaches - and the connection is boosting test scores. The program, which places volunteers in classrooms, has been so successful that it is being expanded to pre-kindergarten classroom ...Read More

PHOTO: Rockford, Peoria and Waukegan are among the Illinois communities the USDA is targeting to add additional free summer meal sites for children from lower-income families. Photo credit: Michael S. Richter via Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - For kids, summer should be a time of carefree fun, but there are thousands of children in Illinois who spend their days worrying about when they will eat next. During the school year, thousands of children from lower-income families rely on free or reduced-priced breakfast and l ...Read More

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