city-data.comBeing born on one end of Franklin Avenue instead of the other can be the difference between living to 70 and living to 85.The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has put together a series of maps showing the dramatic variations in life expectancy at birth from neighborhood to neighborhood in ... More >>
David DeFor, a pastor at Austin Church of Christ, is charged with four felony counts of financially exploiting a vulnerable adult for allegedly swindling more than $40,000 from an 82-year-old woman who has dementia.SEE ALSO: Mike Frey, outrageous anti-gay testifier, is pastor at Baptist church in Wa ... More >>
Michele Bachmann claims she's infallible when it comes to truth and falsity, but in reality, the AP concluded she was so full of it during her presidential run that they simply gave up on fact-checking her.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann goes on apocalyptic radio show, says Obama supports Sharia lawBut P ... More >>
Pauline Phillips, the original Dear Abby, died yesterday at the age of 94. She had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.SEE ALSO: Bobby Vee: I have Alzheimer's Disease Phillips, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, began writing the Dear Abby column in 1956 under the name Abigail Van Buren. At the colum ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Derek Boogaard concussion: Did season-ending injury play a role in enforcer's untimely death?A new study published by the Minneapolis-based American Academy of Neurology finds that NFL players are at a higher risk of death from brain damage. That'll come as little surprise to those who hav ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Twin Cities life expectancy: Wealth matters [MAP]-- New study: With our health care system, Minnesotans have no excuse to get sick or dieThink there's no harm in swinging by the KARE 11 booth while you're at the State Fair for a quick bone density scan? Health care journalist Gary Schwit ... More >>
Your zip code could be a measure of how long you're going to live. Last week, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation released a report with good health news for Twin Cities residents with some zip codes, and shakier news for others. The good: Twin Cities-dwellers are living longer t ... More >>
Pop heartthrob Bobby Vee has announced via his personal blog that he has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. The 69-year-old, born Robert Thomas Velline, has known about his condition for about a year, but just recently made the news public."As my buddy Fabian says, getting ... More >>
A new study concludes that the Twin Cities are one of the best metropolises for staying young -- and we don't even need Botox to fend off father time.The study, put together by the Real Age website, ranks MSP as the fourth best metro to remain youthful, behind San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and S ... More >>
The results are in from tests on Derek Boogaard's brain.After former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead in his apartment this past spring, many wondered if a season-ending concussion had anything to do with his untimely death. A toxicology report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner ... More >>
Samuel Benda's lawyer says she his birthdate was chosen at random.Samuel Benda's case will turn on the veracity of a birth certificate that's on its way from Sierra Leone. Benda is charged with having sex with a minor and possession of child pornography. The former charge, the more serious ... More >>
Oprah author shares his longevity plan
A nursing assistant at Texas Terrace Care Center stands accused of molesting a dementia patient.
If you're in the Woodbury area, be on the lookout for a 75-year-old woman in yellow, floral-patterned pajamas, glasses, and New Balance running shoes.
Wrestling legend Verne Gagne's deadly assault on a fellow resident at the Bloomington care facility they lived in won't result in any criminal charges, the Hennepin County Attorney's office said today.
The death of a 97-year-old man thrown to the floor by wrestling legend Verne Gagne was ruled a homicide.
Today, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office said the death of Gutmann was a homicide.
MinnPost tells the tragic story of Gagne, who suffers from Alzheimer's-related dementia, and an alleged attack that might have resulted in the death of another resident in his retirement community.
Most of those involved are still struggling to grasp that older people not only get HIV, but get it the same way everyone else does.