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Friday, June 9, 2023

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Former President Donald J. Trump first ever to face federal charges in 7 count indictment; the Supreme Court strikes down Alabama's Congressional Maps; Canadian wildfires affect the health of humans and wildlife.

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The Supreme Court upholds a key provision of the Voting Rights Act over Alabama redistricting, smoky skies could spell EPA trouble for some states, and President Biden calls on Congress to pass LGBTQ+ protections.

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Rural communities launch projects with funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a study says rural transgender adults feel less supported than those in urban areas, and a summer road trip could mean majestic scenic byways or a sprinkling of donut shops.

Health

Receiving an early diagnosis may help lessen anxieties about why you are experiencing symptoms, according to the Alzheimer's Association. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, June 9, 2023

Iowa Clinicians Herald New Alzheimer's Treatments

As part of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, mental-health advocates in Iowa are sharing information about Alzheimer's and say two new drugs …

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The hazy, smoky conditions that blanket much of the Northeastern U.S. are not expected to improve right away. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, June 9, 2023

Sensitive Respiratory Issues? Stay Indoors

Smoke from wildfires raging in Canada has created the most polluted air on record in New York City. Although Indiana is hundreds of miles away…

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency advises people to wear masks to help avoid wildfire smoke, and when driving, to close all vents and windows and run the air conditioner in 'recirculate' mode to reduce outside air intake. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, June 9, 2023

Canadian Wildfires Affect Health of Humans, Wildlife

As smoke from Canadian wildfires blankets New York and much of the East Coast, it's causing a wide range of health effects - and not just for people…

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Maryland maintains an air monitoring network of 24 sites through the state, measuring ground level concentrations of six common pollutants. (Jennifer J. Taylor/Adobe Stock)

Friday, June 9, 2023

Wildfire Smoke Produces Worst MD Air Quality in Decades

As smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts over the state, researchers from the University of Maryland are flying into the smoke plumes to measure …

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Guns to Gardens volunteers in New Hampshire are working against what are considered among the weakest gun laws in the country. State law does not require background checks on all gun sales, or limit access to firearms by people in crisis. (Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

Friday, June 9, 2023

NH Joins Growing 'Guns to Gardens' Movement

Community volunteers in New Hampshire are turning unwanted firearms into garden tools as part of a nationwide effort to reduce gun violence. Under …

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According to MDVIP, 60% of Americans do not know food sensitivities are not the same as food allergies. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Survey: Most People Have Poor Gut Health

In North Carolina and nationwide, people surveyed by the health care group MDVIP admit they neglect their gut health for the most part, despite …

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Federal data show nearly 4,000 of the oil and gas drilling permits issued by the Biden administration are on public lands overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's New Mexico office. (Photo courtesy WildEarthGuardians)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

NM Advocates: Climate Crisis Demands End to Feds' Fossil-Fuel Leasing

The Bureau of Land Management has auctioned off another 10,000 acres of New Mexico public lands to the oil and gas industry, despite a local rally …

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Family caregiving includes demanding duties that can it difficult for caregivers to find time for themselves. (Tierney/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

AARP WA Provides Resources to Care for Family Caregivers

Family caregivers are providing crucial services, but they also need support. That's why AARP has compiled resources for the people taking care of …

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Nevada's Gov. Joe Lombardo became the first governor in the nation to veto a medical aid-in-dying bill. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

NV Governor Vetoes Medical Aid-In-Dying Bill

This week, Gov. Joe Lombardo vetoed Senate Bill 239, which would have allowed medical aid in dying in Nevada. The bill would have given mentally …

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A case before the California State Supreme Court looks at whether a person who has been named a health care agent in an advance directive has the legal standing to sign an arbitration agreement requested by a skilled nursing facility. (Shishkin137/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Amicus Briefs Filed in CA Elder Abuse, Arbitration Case

This week, four advocacy groups have filed an amicus brief in a case before the California Supreme Court involving allegations of elder abuse and the …

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As part of Connecticut's Plan on Aging, more funding has been allocated to bolster senior center programs. This is to help provide services for the state's growing older population, which is set to increase by 57% by 2040. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

'We Welcome Everyone': CT Senior Centers Rebound Post-Pandemic

As Connecticut and the rest of the U.S. leave the COVID-19 pandemic behind, senior centers are welcoming back participants they have not seen in a …

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Data from the Prison Policy Institute shows that of the approximately 1 million inmates in state prisons across the United States, one in eight, or 13%, is older than 55. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Grant Awarded to Study Improving Health Care for Imprisoned Seniors

Longer sentences handed out for major crimes in Michigan and other states over the past few decades mean a larger portion of people in state and feder…

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