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Social isolation raises dementia risk in older adults

Loneliness has been found to increase the risk of developing dementia by as much as 20%. In fact, loneliness has an influence similar to other more well-established dementia risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, physical inactivity and hearing loss. ... Read more»

Arizona firms cited for role in millions of scam robocalls

A federal court Wednesday ordered two Paradise Valley residents to stop operating businesses that prosecutors said were used to funnel hundreds of millions of overseas robocalls per month.... Read more»

Scientists weaving new cure for gray hair

Just in time for baby boomers entering their twilight years, scientists have found out how to reverse graying hair. Scientists discovered that going gray is due to a build up of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle. This causes the hair to bleach itself beginning from the inside outwards.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: End of life issues

With Bill on vacation. Dan Shearer hosts the Friday Focus on end of life issues. Guests included John Fanning, Southern Arizona representative for Final Exit Network, and Stephen Drake, research analyst for Not Dead Yet. Then, the Reporters' Roundtable with Linda Valdez, editorial writer for the Arizona Republic, and Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer for the Arizona Daily Star. Plus, Matt Russell with the Weekend Watch.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson's road-repair future still undecided

Interviews with Victoria Maizes of the UA-based Center for Integrative Medicine, aging expert Gale Morgan on the power of gratitude, and Daryl Cole, Tucson's transportation director.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Transit funding pipeline will benefit Tucson

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Show contributor on Washington and government affairs; financial planner Shelly Fishman; aging expert Gale Morgan; and Lisa Lovallo, vice president of Cox Communications in Southern Arizona.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: 'Sandwich generation' facing adult care woes

Adult care specialist Gale Morgan sat down with Bill to discuss continued care options for aging parents.... Read more»

Az centenarians: 800 can say, ‘Been there, done that’

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 832 centenarians in the state in 2010, a 27 percent increase from 2000.... Read more»