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Cancer or memory loss: Your biggest fear?


Teenagers and children participate in an aerobics class at the Windber Medical Center in Windber, Pa. A study released today emphasized that people must continually watch their weight to avoid becoming obese.
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Teenagers and children participate in an aerobics class at the Windber Medical Center in Windber, Pa. A study released today emphasized that people must continually watch their weight to avoid becoming obese. (File/Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

The Associated Press is tracking aging boomer attitudes toward getting older and today reported that its recent poll indicates boomers worry most about cancer and memory loss.

But they should be worried, too, about heart disease and diabetes because, according to the report, boomers are chubbier than any other generations that came before them.

What do you worry most about will get you?

(AP archive photo)




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Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.






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