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Senior bill update from state legislature

In the past few weeks more than 170 house bills and 82 senate bills have been introduced to the Alaska State Legislature. Here are some bills that have been discussed on the floor recently. Medicaid payment for prescription management House Bill...

 
 By Sandra Camery    News    April 1, 2013

Advisory commission serves Anchorage seniors

The Anchorage Senior Citizens Advisory Commission (ASCAC) is pleased to announce the annual Kick-Off event in celebration of Older Americans Month. The Anchorage event will be held at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center on Thursday, May 2, from 10...

 
 By Theda Pittman    Health    April 1, 2013

Former Alaskan writes book about being an Alzheimer's caregiver

A long-time Alaskan whose life was deeply affected by his mother’s Alzheimer’s disease has written a book to help other caregivers who might benefit from his experience. Bob Miller published late last year his memoir, “My Mom Inez: Our...

 
 By Rita Hatch    Health    April 1, 2013

Wound center, heating assistance and other updates

Healing wounds in Anchorage I would like to tell you about a wonderful service I discovered in Anchorage. It is called the Wound Center and is run by registered nurses, who work under a physician’s...

 

Healthy habits can reduce risk of infection

As people age their ability to fight bacteria decreases and they are more prone to infections of the skin (ulcers) and soft tissue (cellulitis). Most ulcers and cellulitis occur on the feet and legs. The main reasons seniors develop such problems...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    April 1, 2013

Magnetic treatment effective for GERD

New magnetic approach to treating heartburn It may be possible to replace your daily stomach medicine with a new magnetic device. It is called the LINX system and is composed of a series of titanium...

 
 By Diana Weber    Health    April 1, 2013

Intimidation tactics trample residents' rights

This month’s column is about retaliation, specifically homes that retaliate against residents who complain or who offend them in some way. Retaliation against a resident can be overt, but often it...

 

Strength in diversity

“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” – Kenyan proverb Cal Williams sat with a gathering of eight other people late on the afternoon of Thursday, March 14. He was a happy man. It was the day after the new pope had been named. “I believe Pope...

 

Sellout celebration for Haines seniors

Haines Senior Citizen Center celebrated its 30th year of activities with a luncheon on March 15, and the tickets sold out in a few days. Board members decorated the center, sold tickets, served the catered meal and arranged music and readings....

 

Life insurance as protection from federal estate tax

Dear Jonathan: I am a single man. My net worth is between $9 million and $10 million. I understand that under the current law the federal exclusion from federal estate taxes is $5 million, which means that if I die this year, my estate will incur a...

 
 By Mike Miller    Travel    April 1, 2013

Yakutat Tern Festival a fantastic opportunity

In the course of magazine editing, newspaper reporting, book authoring, freelance writing and Web site publishing for the past 60-plus years I’ve had the pleasure to visit and write about many a splendid local celebration. These have included...

 

What causes those arrow marks in my e-mail?

Q. I probably should not even bother you with this silly question, but I’m curious: What causes all those “> >” marks that appear in the body of e-mail? They can be very irritating and sometimes they even overshadow the text. A. Those...

 

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