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The Healthy Geezer: What should I do about my difficulty with staying balanced?

I’m 79 and I’ve taken a couple of spills in the last few months. I’m concerned that I might not be as steady on my feet as I used to be. What should I do about this? About one in ten people over 65 experience difficulty with balance. More than 40 percent of Americans will go to a doctor complaining of dizziness. Getting older is only More...

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By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Vape shops sue to block US regulation covering e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — A group of vape shops in five U.S. states on Tuesday announced a trio of lawsuits challenging a rule adopted by the Food and Drug Administration that allows the regulator More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan partner to cut healthcare costs

SEATTLE/OMAHA/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co will form a healthcare company aimed at cutting costs for their U.S. employees, they said on Tuesday, sending More...

By United Press International On Friday, January 26th, 2018

NFL Network files response to sexual harassment suit

CULVER CITY, Calif. (UPI) — The NFL Network filed a response to a sexual harassment lawsuit that led to the suspension of three analysts, claiming the former employee who alleged lewd conduct “consented” More...

By Reuters On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Scaramucci hits pause button on Las Vegas hedge fund party

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Anthony Scaramucci’s annual schmooze fest for Wall Street on the Las Vegas strip is on hold. “Temporary pause,” Scaramucci told Reuters in an email on Wednesday about his SkyBridge More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Section of Illinois DUI law ruled unconstitutional

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Law enforcement officers investigating cases involving pending DUI charges will now require a warrant to be presented before drawing blood and urine samples from suspected impaired More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 5th, 2018

Illinois legislative ethics commission under fire for neglecting complaints

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The ethics commission that oversees the Illinois General Assembly has been hit with a complaint for neglecting to follow through with their duties for years, with the question More...

By Associated Press On Friday, January 5th, 2018

CBS News fires political director for inappropriate behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News has fired its political director, Steve Chaggaris, for “inappropriate behavior,” the latest in a string of powerful men to lose a job over alleged misconduct. Six weeks More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Youngest elected official, former pro wrestler turned gubernatorial candidate among top 17 Illinoisans to remember in 2017

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — An 18-year-old high school senior who became the youngest elected official for a local office and a former professional wrestler turned Libertarian gubernatorial candidate have More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Humana, PE firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $4 billion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) — U.S. health insurer Humana Inc and two private equity firms agreed to buy home healthcare and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare Inc on Tuesday for about $4 billion, the More...