Baby Boomers Will Become Sicker Seniors Than Earlier Generations

The next generation of senior citizens will be sicker and costlier to the health care system over the next 14 years than previous generations, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation. We're talking about you, baby boomers.The report looks at the current health status of people ages 50 to 64 and compares them to the same ages in 1999.The upshot? There will be about 55 percent more senior citizens who have diabetes than there are today, and about 25 percent more who are...
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Have you ever had an appointment with your medical provider and left feeling like you didn’t quite get your issue resolved?

Justin Fox Burks

Grilling season is officially here and folks across the country will be firing up their grills for casual summertime meals.

Harpers Weekly

“Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.” will be held at the University of Memphis May 20-21.

Easy Yoga for Diabetes

May 18, 2016

Diabetes is a condition which affects how the body processes food for energy.

Staying Alive

May 11, 2016

Cardiac Arrest occurs when the electrical impulses which regulate the heart’s rhythm short circuit.

Memphis in May

It’s barbecue time!

TouchStone Books

Memphis is a barbecue town, but what we don't get to see (and taste) much here is whole-hog.

As the Memphis in May International Festival salutes Canada this month, we hear from our northern neighbors about our shared economic interests. Listen to this interview with Consul General Louise Blais based in Atlanta, and then check out some statistics below.

May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

May 4, 2016

Employers are beginning to recognize the benefits of having a healthier workforce.

Swanky's Taco Shop

Cinco de Mayo is this week … and there is no better way to celebrate than with a margarita!


During a recent speech before the National Rifle Association, Donald Trump was explicit about the voters he's reaching out to: "I will say, my poll numbers with men are through the roof, but I like women more than men. Come on, women. Let's go. Come on."

A third of France's gas stations have no fuel to offer drivers. The nation's electricity supply has dropped — though not enough to cause worry, officials say.

Smoke bombs are being tossed on the streets of Le Havre.

But you might have trouble reading about the upheaval over coffee and croissants ... There were no newspapers in Paris today, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports.

It's all part of the ongoing dispute between labor groups and the French government over President Francois Hollande's plan to overhaul the country's labor policies.

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