Strange Colon Discovery Explains Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer

The colons of African Americans and people of European descent age differently, new research reveals, helping explain racial disparities in colorectal cancer — the cancer that killed beloved Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman at only 43.

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Savvy Senior: How to Prevent the Silent Epidemic of Kidney Disease

Dear Savvy Senior,

Do kidney problems run in families? My mother died from kidney failure 10 years ago at age 74 but didn’t know she had a kidney problem until it was too late.

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Forum Addresses Racial Disparities in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Treatment

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recently hosted the 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Forum, with close to 250 stakeholders participating virtually.

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Council on Aging Releases Interactive Health & Wellness Guide

The Pennsylvania Council on Aging recently released an interactive guide with information and resources to help older adults cultivate a healthy mind, body, and spirit amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Department of Aging Awards $2 Million in Grants to Senior Centers

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recently announced it has awarded $2 million in grants equally among 405 Area Agency on Aging-affiliated senior community centers for the fiscal year 2020-2021.

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DMVA Launches PA VETConnect Outreach Initiative

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs recently launched PA VETConnect, a statewide outreach initiative designed to better serve the commonwealth’s nearly 800,000 veterans.

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Free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Webinars Scheduled

Individuals who are interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s and dementia are encouraged to participate in upcoming free webinars offered by Penn State Extension.

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Dear Pharmacist: The New Medications of 2020

It’s time for my annual report about the novel medications that were approved in 2020. I’ve been writing this yearly article for more than 20 years! Many drugs in 2020 were fast-tracked in order to come to market faster.

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Heart Attacks and Strokes Don’t Stop during a Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors across the nation are reporting a sharp decline in patients coming to the hospital for heart attacks and strokes.

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