What to Expect If You Get the Vaccine

The vaccines against COVID-19 are here, but many of us have lots of questions about the process of getting the shot.

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Retirement Brings Extra Time — Make the Best of It

Singer Jim Croce longed to put time in a bottle.

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Savvy Senior: How to Detect Parkinson’s Disease

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease? I was just diagnosed with it after noticing hand tremors for nearly a year, but looking back, I’m wondering if I missed any other early warning signs.

– Tremoring Tom

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Free Public Transportation Available to Vaccination Sites

Capital Area Transit (CAT) and rabbittransit are offering shared-ride transportation service to any community member who needs transportation to and from their scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

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Kidney Donations Needed Nationwide — and for Central Pa. Girl

109,000 men, women, and children were on the national transplant waiting list as of September 2020.

That number comes from OrganDonor.gov, the U.S. government’s website on organ donation and transplantation.

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Grief Relief: A Dozen Guidelines for Coping with Loss

After her husband, Jay, died, Sherry Cormier, Ph.D., a psychologist and professor of counseling, took time to grieve, reflect, and then publish an excellent book that is a combination of memoir and grief self-help.

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Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Coverage Open until May 15

In accordance with the executive order signed by President Biden, on Feb. 15 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services opened a special enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace® to consumers in the 36 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform.

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Take a (Virtual) Trip across Pennsylvania

Offered by Penn State Extension April 5 to May 24, “Everybody Walk Across Pennsylvania” is a free virtual walking program designed to help participants meet their health goals this spring.

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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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