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Gift card scams

Far beyond their usefulness as last-minute Christmas presents, gift cards now often serve a more sinister purpose: enabling scammers to steal money from consumers – to the tune of $74 million during the first nine months of 2019 alone, according to the Federal Trade Commission [FTC].

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Mature Focus: April 4

The Better Business Bureau [BBB] of St. Louis recently issued a warning to older area residents about the springtime resurgence of “grandparent scams.”

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Mature Focus: March 7

Memory boosting methods Exercising just twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment [MCI], according to a new guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology and endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association. A condition that becomes increasingly common with age, MCI affects more than 6 percent of people in their 60s and 37 percent of people age 85 and older. While people with MCI may have problems with thinking and memory, their symptoms generally are milder than in those with dementia. However, there is significant evidence that MCI can lead to dementia. According ...

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Health Capsules

Eating a high-protein afternoon snack is an effective way to reduce unhealthy evening snacking among teens, according to a study from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU).

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