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City Dwellers and Old People Fare Better During Flu Epidemics

Elderly people are often weaker than those in the prime of life, and thus become ill more easily. City dwellers are exposed to more people than folks in isolated rural areas, and encounter more contagious diseases. One might predict, therefore, that old people and city people would get hit hardest Full story

L.A. Zoo's elderly lion, Lionel, dies at 23

Lionel, one of two lions at the Los Angeles Zoo for years, has died at the advanced age of 23, well beyond the life expectancy of lions in the wild and old even by comparison with some counterparts in captivity. Full story

Analysis: Mo. prescription drug program may end

For a dozen years, Missouri has offered low-income senior citizens some type of aid to pay for their prescription drugs. But that may be about to end. Full story

Aging agency seeks public input on programs

Suburban Cook County's lead agency on aging is holding three meetings next month to ask the public how best to serve older adults living in the community. Full story

Some support for pancreatic cancer screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people at high genetic risk of pancreas cancer, screening for the disease might be worthwhile - particularly if they're senior citizens, a new study suggests. Full story

Rebuilding Resorts casino a hard, expensive task

In Resorts Casino Hotel's Superstar Theater, a rotating disco ball bathed the crowd of middle-aged women and senior citizens in dazzling shards of light as David Cassidy sang the Partridge Family hit "I Think I Love You." Full story

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Memory Study Explains 'Senior Moments'

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Omega-3s linked to less age-related vision loss

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Older adults more likely to have bad reactions from meds


  Ryan’s budget puts candidates in tough spot

Republican pollster Ed Rollins discusses why 2012 GOP hopefuls can’t speak out against the budget proposal and can’t afford to alienate senior citizens by supporting a proposal to destroy Medicare.

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Meet the hip senior citizens who compose a unique dance group for the NBA’s New Jersey Nets.

  Coons: Delawareans need to meet candidates

Rachel Maddow asks Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons about his politics, his opponent Christine O’Donnell, and what he’s hearing from Delawareans.

  Feds investigate mosque fire

Federal investigators are looking into a fire at a Tennessee mosque. Msnbc's Chris Jansing talks with Camie Ayash, with the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Ten.

  Rona Barrett: 'You can't throw away old people'

Once the queen of celebrity gossip, Rona Barrett now serves a very different mission. She talks how the heartbreak of her elderly father not recognizing her inspired her to start her charity foundation for senior citizens.

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