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Seniors Killed In Parkland School Shooting Honored At Graduation

Seniors Killed In Parkland School Shooting Honored At GraduationFour months after 17 lives were taken in a shooting at a Parkland, Florida,



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Graduation ceremony at Florida school honors 4 slain seniors

Graduation ceremony at Florida school honors 4 slain seniorsSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The senior class from the Florida high school where 17 people died in February's gun massacre held graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon, with the focus on honoring four students slain in the attack.



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Key GOP senator: House may change bill after CBO projected hikes for seniors

Key GOP senator: House may change bill after CBO projected hikes for seniorsPresident Trump, flanked by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., at a White House meeting on health care March 10. WASHINGTON — House Republicans apparently told antsy senators in a closed-door meeting Tuesday they may try to amend their health care bill to address concerns that it would significantly increase costs for seniors. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., told reporters after the meeting that Reps. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairmen of the powerful Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees, said they realized the legislation’s projected premium hikes for older Americans was an issue that must be addressed.



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‘It’s merciless’: Democrats focus on seniors while attacking GOP health care bill

‘It’s merciless’: Democrats focus on seniors while attacking GOP health care billSen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., right, thanks Kent Keyser following a news conference last Thursday with people who may be negatively affected by the proposed American Health Care Act. WASHINGTON — As congressional Republicans enter their second week pushing to overhaul the nation’s health care system, Democrats have latched on to what they hope will be a particularly potent line of attack: the bill’s implications for seniors, a key voting group in the midterm elections. “It looks like our older neighbors are really going to get hammered,” said Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., near the end of a 27-hour House Energy and Commerce Committee markup.



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Shingles vaccination not at goal levels for U.S. seniors

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – Just one in five people over age 60 in the U.S. have been vaccinated against a painful eruption of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, despite recommendations that all of them should get the shot. Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, which remains dormant in the body and can reactivate in times of stress or when the immune system is weakened. After age 80, half of adults have had shingles.
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For seniors, sexual activity is linked to higher quality of life

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – Older adults who value sexual activity and engage in it have better social lives and psychological well-being, according to a small study in Scotland Older adults said “they miss and want to engage in sexual behaviors, whether that be a kiss to intercourse,” said study coauthor Taylor-Jane Flynn in an email. “For many, these behaviors remained an important element in their life.” Flynn, a psychology PhD candidate at Glasgow Caledonian University, said the study was inspired by her work as a health care assistant for elderly people. Although quality of life is a key consideration for older adults, sexuality is rarely studied, write Flynn and Alan Gow, an associate professor of psychology at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, in the journal Age and Ageing.
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