New UT Austin study finds staying social helps seniors live longer

If you're an older adult, scientists say having some variety in your social circle can help you live longer.

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Florida Governor discusses options of importing prescription drugs from Canada

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that he wants to give patients access to cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, making Florida the latest state to try to import medications to reduce rising health care costs.

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Alabama scientists at Hudson Alpha help identify genetic change that is causing Alzheimer’s disease

Alabama scientists have helped identify a genetic change that is causing Alzheimer’s disease, the institute said today. The new findings could lead to drugs to treat Alzheimer’s before symptoms begin, HudsonAlpha said.

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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood warns Mississippians about social security scams

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Attorney General Jim Hood is warning Mississippians of a rise in scam calls that try to get you to believe your Social Security Number has been suspended.

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Walgreens Flu Index ranks Alabama & Mississippi as the top states for flu activity

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

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Volunteering & engaging in social activities can help to support healthy aging

There are many things you can do to help yourself age well: exercise and be physically active, make healthy food choices, and don’t smoke. But did you know that participating in activities you enjoy may also help support healthy aging?

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A tax break could be coming soon for Georgia's military retirees

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate the state's income tax on all military retirements.

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FDA targets companies for making false claims about Alzheimer’s cure

Chances are, you know someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia involving memory loss. That’s due in part to the fact that as our older population grows, so does the number of people facing serious cognitive and related health issues.

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Here are some great tips for reducing your tax bill in retirement

Perhaps two of the sweetest words retirees long to hear are "tax free."

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Alabama seniors struggling with food insecurity urged to consider Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

There is a false perception that senior citizens and the elderly no longer have to worry about finances because of Medicare, pensions and retirement programs.

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