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What you need to know about Lung Cancer, from Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

By: Chris Valentine, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, for SENIOR Magazine (Colorado Springs edition)

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Most people are surprised when they hear this because lung cancer isn’t something that you hear about in the national media on a regular basis. We asked thoracic surgeon Dr. Matthew Blum with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services to shed some light on the subject for us.
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Rambling Oaks Courtyard Defines Assisted Living

By: Nicol Smith, Rambling Oaks Courtyard, for SENIOR Magazine (Denton edition)

Senior living communities today are nothing like they used to be. Communities today are bright, open and inviting. Most have the latest technology with everything from wifi to flat screen TVs. Apartments are larger, offering one and two bedroom suites. Today’s assisted living residents are still active, vibrant individuals that have so much to give and are very involved in their communities. […]

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First Texas Home Health Discusses Diabetes

By: Dana Weaver, RN, First Texas Home Health, for SENIOR Magazine (Northshore edition)

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. […]

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American Bank of Texas on Community Banking Month

By: Ginger Nye, American Bank of Texas, SENIOR Magazine (Texoma Edition)

April was Community Banking Month. As Washington DC seeks solutions for the current economic crisis, community banks stand ready to support local economies. With nearly 23,000 locations nationwide, they are well-capitalized, local financial powerhouses that are ready and able to help mobilize local economies which are the lifeblood of the nation’s economy. […]

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A LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF JIM LEHRER

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. […]