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Barack Obama rose to prominence, and ultimately the presidency, after a speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in which he highlighted themes of unity and hope. Quite a simple message, yet for many, it was both inspirational and profound.

Problematic alcohol use in older adults is something of a hidden issue. We often think of substance use problems as an issue that starts in adolescence or young adulthood, but this doesn’t apply to everyone. In fact, alcohol use in those over 60 has been increasing for the past two decades, …

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BENNINGTON — Coming on the heels of a year of record-breaking overdose deaths, the state of Vermont announced Wednesday a national $450 million “agreement in principle” settlement with Endo International, an Irish drug-maker with U.S. headquarters in Pennsylvania.

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There are few jobs more rewarding than helping others lead healthy, productive lives as they grow older. That’s our mission at Senior Solutions, the Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont. And we have several professional openings at our offices in Brattleboro, Springfield and Windsor:

When we’re young, we define dangerous activities as things such as untethered rock climbing, bungee jumping or swimming with sharks … without the cage. As we get older, we value our physical health more and take it for granted less, and might steer clear of strenuous or dangerous activities …


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