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Kyrie Irving would reportedly sign extension with Spurs

By Kristian Winfield Any team entertaining a Kyrie Irving trade does so knowing he has two years left on his contract and can become a free agent in 2019. But according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, one team is willing to pull the trigger on a deal knowing the All-Star point guard would re-sign long term: the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs have interest in Irving, league sources say, and Irving’s willingness ...

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Isaiah Thomas’ health will be the Boston Celtics top concern this season

By Joe Scirto The Boston Celtics have made an abundance of moves this offseason through trades, the draft, and free agency, but the health of Isaiah Thomas‘ hip will ultimately determine the Celtics chances against the Cleveland Cavaliers when the 2018 playoffs roll around. During Game 2 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas aggravated a right hip ...

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Why We Need to Keep Ensuring Happy Birthdays for Medicare and Medicaid

By Congresswoman Joyce Beatty On July 30th, our country marked Medicare and Medicaid’s 52nd birthday—enacted as Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act, and signed into law as part of Lyndon Johnson’s 1965 War on Poverty. For the very first time in our country, all Americans aged 65 or older were assured hospital, post-hospital extended care, and home health coverage, while states gained the op ...

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What’s Worse Than Obesity? Experts Say Loneliness

By Ruthie Hawkins A new study suggests that loneliness could become an even bigger public health threat than obesity.According to an AARP’s Loneliness Study, presented at the 2017 annual convention of the American Psychological Association, people have felt increasingly lonely and isolated in recent years. The physical and psychological ramifications could prove more detrimental than the effects of obesity. ...

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How Continuous Learning Helps Aging Seniors

Why are doctors and lawyers made to go out and get continuing education credits? It keeps them sharp, exposes them to new ideas, and keeps them growing and progressing in their fields. This doesn’t only work for folks with jobs that need expensive degrees. Everyone benefits from continuing their education throughout their life. Making education and mentally challenging activities a regular part of your rout ...

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Tips for Better Sleep as you Age

As you age, people experience changes in the sleep patterns they had for years. Some people have the habit of sleeping early; some have less deep sleep while there are others who wake up early. However, it is not completely normal for people to have sleeping disorders. Whether you are 6 or 60, you need to have proper sleep to stay healthy emotionally and physically. If you are experiencing a sleep disorder ...

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Senior Services Commission Accepting Grant Applications

City of Oxnard Senior Services Commission is accepting grant applications through September 15, 2017. Organizations that serve seniors in the Oxnard area can apply for grant funding. "A total of $44,600 in grants is available next calendar year." Applications are available at the Senior Services Offices at Wilson Park, 350 N. C St., or by visiting the seniors.oxnardrec.org website.  Application must be subm ...

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Baltimore Quietly Removes Confederate Statues Overnight

By Juliet Linderman BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has a few words of advice for leaders in other cities who might want to get rid of Confederate monuments: “Do it quietly and quickly.” On Tuesday, August 15, Pugh ordered four statues in Baltimore removed under the cover of night. In the morning, city residents awoke to empty marble plinths. Crews began removing the city’s Confederate monuments ...

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Georgia Teacher Shoots Himself Inside Classroom

By Diannah Watson At Lithia Springs High School in Georgia, a teacher shot himself Thursday, August 17, according to authorities. Douglas County School officials say that around 7:15 a.m., the teacher shot himself in an empty classroom. There were no students or staff members present during the shooting. After shooting himself, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office stated that the teacher managed to get the a ...

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Support Drops For Charter Schools

By Maria Danilova WASHINGTON — Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice — charter schools and private school voucher programs — and his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made it a ...

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