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Healthy Tips for Older Women

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With Mother’s Day next month, it’s time to start thinking about women, particularly about women’s health. Today, aging successfully is in focus more than ever, and it’s become apparent that there are some health risks that are more common in women than men.

No Safe Level of Smoking

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Smoking 1 cigarette a day over a lifetime increases risk of day by 64 percent.
Smoking 1 cigarette a day over a lifetime increases risk of day by 64 percent.

People who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetime had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death than never smokers, and those who smoked between one and 10 cigarettes a day had an 87 percent higher risk of earlier death than never smokers, according to a new study from researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Help is Here for Maryland Family Caregivers

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Photo courtesy of Laurie Kelly
Photo courtesy of Laurie Kelly

Like more than 771,000 Marylanders (mostly women in their 40’s and 50’s), I am a family caregiver. My father, age 78, has been suffering from life-threatening emergencies since 2012. He has emphysema, congestive heart disease and kidney cancer.

AARP Maryland and Attorney General Brian Frosh Team Up to Fight Fraud: Scam Jam and Paper Shred at Linden Park Apts., Thursday, Oct. 20

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Scam Jam and Paper Shred at Linden Park Apts., October 20 at 10 am

Scammers and identity thieves steal billions from Americans every year, and seniors may be especially vulnerable. That’s why AARP Fraud Watch Network and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office are hosting a free presentation for area residents on how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud.

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