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What Really Happens When You Swallow Gum, According to a Doctor

By: Liz NewmanCredit: ShuttershockMost people have been fed a raft of urban legends about all the bad things that happen when you swallow gum. I should have a chewing gum tree the size of a sequoia inside of me by now, according to such stories.To finally get to the bottom of some of the myths about what happens when your gum winds up going all…

Making Cities Better for Successful Aging

America is aging rapidly. But are our cities designed to support well-being throughout our longer lives? With the vast majority of Americans living in urban settings, it’s crucial — for older Americans, for our nation’s public health, and for the economics of healthcare — that our cities be designed with an aging population in mind. Two…

Making Cities Better for Successful Aging

America is aging rapidly. But are our cities designed to support well-being throughout our longer lives? With the vast majority of Americans living in urban settings, it’s crucial — for older Americans, for our nation’s public health, and for the economics of healthcare — that our cities be designed with an aging population in mind. Two…

House approves transportation bill that renews trade bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to pass a multi-year transportation funding bill that also renews the Export-Import Bank’s charter, but final provisions of the measure will be subject to negotiations with the Senate. The bill authorizes federal spending on road, bridge and rail transit infrastructure projects for six years, providing guaranteed funding for three years. The measure also would revive the Export-Import Bank, which

House approves transportation bill that renews trade bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to pass a multi-year transportation funding bill that also renews the Export-Import Bank’s charter, but final provisions of the measure will be subject to negotiations with the Senate. The bill authorizes federal spending on road, bridge and rail transit infrastructure projects for six years, providing guaranteed funding for three years. The measure also would revive the Export-Import Bank, which

Hearing aids may slow mental decline in hard-of-hearing elderly

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – Seniors with hearing loss who use hearing aids may experience cognitive decline at a rate more like their peers without hearing trouble, according to a French study that followed thousands of seniors for 25 years. Past research has shown a link between hearing loss and steeper cognitive decline in old age, but few have tracked that relationship over a quarter century. “With a large