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You hear his voice most weeknights calmly reporting events or describing issues in the day’s news. Perhaps you watched him moderate the presidential debates. Maybe you’re among those who have been listening to him from the very earliest days in 1975 when he joined PBS’s The Robert MacNeil Report as the Washington correspondent, or the following year as the program expanded, renamed The MacNeil-Lehrer Report and went national. In 1983 it became the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, eventually changing its name once more during 1995-96 season when Robert MacNeil retired. Since then that calm visage and voice are seen and heard on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer televised by PBS stations everywhere. Today Jim’s official title is Executive Editor and Anchor. […]

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All the Lives of Florence Henderson

She sings. She dances. Of course, she’s an accomplished actress and performer, truly an all-around entertainer. But Florence Henderson also skypes, and e-mails messages and photographs to family and friends, and surfs the net. Florence is very much a testament to the wisdom of remaining engaged and active—mentally and physically—for she too is “one of us”. […]

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Macular Degeneration Affects Eyesight of Millions

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for those age 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. This disease is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, called the macula. The macula is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. […]

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Making ER Visits Less Stressful for Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers

Trips to the Emergency Room (ER) can be stressful, especially for a person living with Alzheimer’s or another form of memory impairment. Symptoms and behaviors of memory impairment vary greatly between individuals, and it can be difficult for ER staff to know how each person will react in this situation. Following are some tips for professionals and caregivers to use as guidelines: […]