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Older workers get wiser: More Americans are delaying retirement, but finding jobs later in life isn’t so easy

A growing share of baby boomers is opting to work well into what traditionally would be their retirement years, but the challenges of remaining employed or re-entering the workforce at …


Legislation: Let DC teens vote in presidential elections

The mayor of Washington, D.C., and a majority of the council are voicing support for letting 16-year-olds vote for president.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 12:04 p.m.

Kroger bans gun sales to buyers under 21 at Fred Meyer stores

Kroger is raising the minimum age to buy guns at its Fred Meyer stores, the third major retailer to place restrictions on gun sales that exceed federal law.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Bill would raise legal age of tobacco use in Idaho

The Senate State Affairs Committee introduced legislation Wednesday that would raise the legal age of tobacco use in Idaho from 18 to 21.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 4:10 p.m.

Cochran’s illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication – the sheer age and health issues …


Young breast cancer survivors fight to be seen

Valerie Bunt doesn’t look like your typical breast cancer survivor.


Montana 4th highest in nation for older workers dying on job

Montana ranks fourth in the nation for the ratio of older workers killed on the job, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.


Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell

Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years – no matter what happens in the …


Britain to make porn sites check that users are at least 18

The British government says that starting next year pornography websites will have to verify that their users are at least 18.


It’s mind-set: Oldest seniors refuse to accept the stereotype of growing feeble

Wilhelmina Delco learned to swim at 80. Harold Berman is in his 67th year practicing law. Mildred Walston spent 76 years on the job at a candy company. And brothers …


Experts: Uphill fight against age-related job discrimination

Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates have told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


U.S. could have twice as many Alzheimer’s cases, study suggests

Alzheimer’s disease begins years before mental deterioration is detected, suggests a new study that could result in doubling the estimated number of people with the neurodegenerative disease.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Feds to waive penalties for some who signed up late for Medicare

Each year, thousands of Americans miss their deadline to enroll in Medicare, and federal officials and consumer advocates worry that many of them mistakenly think they don’t need to sign …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

British WWII veteran, 101, breaks skydiving record

A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Canada now has more seniors than children

For the first time in Canada’s history, there are more seniors than children.


Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains

The reason for the increase isn’t clear, the report’s authors said. But one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated …


Testosterone therapy benefits elusive, major studies find

Testosterone therapy for older men possibly could provide some benefit, but there are also signs it could cause harm, according to a major series of studies published Tuesday. The five …


Does a doctor’s gender affect your chance of survival?

What if your doctor’s gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital? A big study of older patients hospitalized for common illnesses raises that provocative possibility …


Oldest American, Adele Dunlap of New Jersey, turns 114

The New Jersey woman who is the oldest American is another year older.


Kansas woman who graduated from college at age 95 has died

A Kansas woman who became national news when she graduated from college at the age of 95, and continued taking classes until she was 100, has died.


World’s oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday, blowing out all the candles on her cake.


Age, gender and nationality affect how much sleep you get, study finds

What constitutes a “normal” night’s sleep? That all depends, says Danny Forger, a biological mathematician at the University of Michigan and an expert in circadian clocks.


Garrow: Old, declining justice should step down

Age limit should be set for tenure on the federal bench.


Bloomsday, boomers are made for each other

Bloomsday would seem to be the perfect fit for the baby boom generation that prides itself on staying fit, playing outdoors and socializing with friends. Age isn’t slowing these “senior” …


Median age jumps in N. Idaho census data

North Idaho is going gray faster than the rest of the state, numbers released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau show. The median age in each of Idaho’s five …


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A Second Wind Midlife Isn’t Beginning Of The End, It’s A Chance For A Brand New Start, Say Older Women

The antithesis of Polly Quackenbush is Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown. Brown, of the multiple face lifts, the Barbie-doll thin figure and the endless sex tips, refuses to age. Quackenbush, …


Maybe The Old Name Was Getting Old?

Rep. Clyde Boatright’s bill to rename the Idaho Office on Aging to the Idaho Commission on Aging passed unanimously Tuesday, and now goes to the House. The bill also would …