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  1. Social Security Offers Lump Sum Payouts to RetireesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, I've heard that Social Security offers a lump-sum payment to retirees who need some extra cash. I have not yet started drawing my benefits and would like to investigate this option.


  2. An Amazonian Tribe May Hold The Secret To Better Gut HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Switched

    A team of researchers are studying a remote hunter-gatherer community in the Peruvian Amazon with the express purpose of answering a single question: What did our digestive systems look like before antibiotics and fast food? They now have some insight into how diverse ancient human gut bacteria was thousands of years ago -- and how our modern intestinal colonies have changed as a result of our industrialized lifestyles. A Matses woman with a traditional tattoo around her mouth.


  3. Easier Screening Tests for Colon CancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any easier alternatives to a colonoscopy to check for colon cancer? I'm in my sixties and would like to be tested, but hate the idea of drinking all that laxative solution, and being sedated for the procedure. Dear Jim, It's a great question.


  4. Handy Aids For Achy HandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, What products can you recommend for seniors with hand arthritis? I really struggle with anything that requires gripping and turning, which makes most activities difficult. Dear Joan, There are literally hundreds of different arthritis aids and other products on the market today that can help people with arthritic hands and carpal tunnel syndrome.


  5. Americans Think Closing SAE Frat Over Racist Song Was The Right CallRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Switched

    Most Americans think the University of Oklahoma was right to shut down its chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and expel two of the fraternity members over racist behavior , according to a new YouGov poll . The national SAE organization closed the OU chapter last week after video surfaced of white frat members leading others in a racist song that joked about lynching black men.


  6. Oklahoma SAE Chapter Considering Lawsuit Against University, Attorney SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Switched

    An attorney representing the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, which was booted from the school this week because of racist behavior , said the chapter's board is not ruling out a lawsuit against the university. At a press conference Friday afternoon in Oklahoma, attorney Stephen Jones said a lawsuit based on the school's eviction of the fraternity members is not the "first choice" of the SAE chapter, but is on the table.


  7. OU's Student Leaders Want To Highlight 'Courage' Of Whoever Leaked SAE VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Switched

    It has not been a fun week at the University of Oklahoma . Students at OU, however, are doing their best to make the best out of the situation.


  8. How First Amendment Arguments In Defense Of SAE Members Is An 'Excuse To Avoid The Real Issue'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Switched

    The media cycle has been flooded with news of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon scandal in the days following the release of a video showing fraternity members engaging in racist chants. The nation was outraged and members were subsequently reprimanded for their actions.


  9. University Of Oklahoma Expels Two Students Over Racist VideoRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2015 | Switched

    OCTOBER 27: Clock tower in front of Bizzell Memorial Library on the campus of the University of Oklahoma before a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Fighting Irish defeated the Sooners 30-13.


  10. Essential Legal Documents All Seniors Should HaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of legal documents are suggested for end-of-life plans? I would like to get my affairs in order before it's too late. Dear Getting, Every adult -- especially seniors -- should have at least four essential legal documents to protect them and their family.


  11. Do You Need To File A Tax Return in 2015?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn't have to file last year, but I picked up a little income from a part-time job in 2014, and I'm wondering I need to file this year. Dear Retiree, Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return this year will depend on how much you earned - and the source of that income - as well as your filing status and your age.


  12. How to Claim the Retirement Saver's Tax CreditRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, A coworker was recently telling me about a tax credit she got last year for simply contributing to our company's 401 plan. What can you tell me about this, and who's eligible? Dear Over, It's called the "retirement saver's tax credit," and it's a frequently overlooked credit that's available to low and moderate-income individuals and families who make saving for retirement a priority.


  13. How to Keep Tabs On an Elderly Parent When You Can't Be ThereRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any caregiving devices or technology products that help families keep an eye on an elderly parent that lives alone? Over the holidays, my sister and I noticed that my dad's health has slipped, so we would like to find something that helps us keep closer tabs on him when we're not around. Dear Concerned, There are many different assistive technology products available today that can help families keep an eye on an elderly loved one when they can't be there.


  14. In 2014, Students Around The Country Stood Up For Their BeliefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Switched

    This past year saw a number of instances where high school students refused to leave political activism to the adults. Whether or not you agree with their views, teens around the country showed this year that they were able to stand up to authority and protest peacefully and respectfully.


  15. Shared Housing can Help Seniors in Many WaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about senior home-sharing programs? Since my father passed away last year, my mom, who's 70, is interested in renting out a room in her house for some extra income and for the companionship. Is this a wise idea? Dear Hunting, It could be a great idea if your mom has the space and can find the right housemate/renter.


  16. 'Free The Nipple' Trailer Shows Women Fighting For Equality Through The Right To Bare ChestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Switched

    "Free The Nipple" started as a campaign to promote women's equal right to go topless in public -- a right that men have always had. Nothing anoints a social movement like a semi-fictional narrative, and this week, a trailer the feature film "Free The Nipple" was released online.


  17. How to Improve Your Balance as You AgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, I've always been a walker, but when I fell last month my doctor suggested I start doing some balance exercises. Is this really something I need to practice? What can you tell me? Dear Walker, Most people don't think much about practicing their balance, but you should, the same way that you walk to strengthen your heart, lungs and overall health, or you stretch to keep your body limber.


  18. Tornadoes Increasingly Coming In Swarms In United States, Study SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Switched

    Tornadoes in the United States are increasingly coming in swarms rather than as isolated twisters, according to a study by U.S. government meteorologists published on Thursday that illustrates another trend toward extreme weather emerging in recent years. Looking at tornado activity over the past six decades, the study in the journal Science found the total number of tornadoes annually remaining rather steady, averaging 495.


  19. What to Consider When Choosing a Walk-in BathtubRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, I'm interested in getting a walk-in bathtub for my wife that's easy for her to get into and out of, but could use some assistance. Can you offer any consumer tips? Dear Need, A walk-in bathtub is a great option for seniors with mobility problems who have trouble getting in and out of a traditional tub.


  20. How to Check Up on Your HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Switched

    Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year, and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in. Dear Shopping, Most people don't give much thought when it comes to choosing a hospital, but selecting the right one can be as important as the doctor you choose.


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