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Articles from October 22, 2017

11 Essential Questions to Ask Your Doctor Pull Up a Chair and Pull out Your List
How much should older adult patients tell their doctor? What are the essential questions to ask at your next visit? Neil M. Resnick, chief of geriatrics at UPMC, recommends older adult patients write down the questions they have for their doctor ahead...
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The following CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION appeared on October 27, 2017.Weekend Magazine. Heinz Memorial Chapel is on the University of Pittsburgh campus on South Bellefield Avenue in Oakland. A wrong location was given in event notices published Sunday...
4 Vaccines Older Adults Need Pitt Vaccine Expert Richard Zimmerman Talks about Immunizations for People 60 and Up to Protect Their Health
Influenza (flu) One dose of the flu vaccine every year is recommended for all age groups. A higher-dose vaccination is an option for adults 65 and up. The high-dose vaccine (Fluzone High-Dose) and a flu vaccine with adjuvant (FLUAD) were made to create...
60 Is the New 40 Cosmetic Procedures for Boomers and beyond Are on the Rise
If age is said to be a state of mind, then why not match your look on the outside to the way you feel on the inside? For Lela Covey, 61, who lives near Wheeling, W.Va., that meant treating herself to the occasional skin peel and fillers. A Las Vegas...
7 Things to Do before You See Your Doctor Sorting out Symptoms Means Older Adult Patients Need to Be Ready to Share All the Details of Health History and Habits with Their Doctor
Talking with your doctor isn't always easy, but with preparation, you should be able to work with your doctor as a partner in your health. Neil M. Resnick, chief of geriatrics at UPMC, said preparing for a doctor visit can be very different when you're...
About Pgh Next
If you're spending your later years in Pittsburgh, you're in the right place. The Steel City continues to win high marks for livability, affordability and a range of cultural attractions and outdoor amenities in respected rankings -- from Forbes, U.S....
Al Gore's Ecosphere of Accomplishment the Almost-President Arguably Has the Best Second Career since Ronald Reagan
Al Gore may be the luckiest man alive. And he may be working on the best obituary of his generation. Why he's so lucky: Sure, he was defeated for the presidency in a contested, overtime election decided by the Supreme Court even though he won the...
America Must Thwart the Dupery of Fake News
In response to Pierre Omidyar's Oct. 15 Forum commentary ("Six Ways Social Media Threaten Democracy"): I also fear our democracy will crumble if we do not act now to reverse "the monetization and manipulation of information," which he described and illustrated.In...
Ann Louise Kelly Feb. 22, 1935 - Oct. 14, 2017 Original Resident of Levittown Found Her Calling in Real Estate
When Louise and Tom Kelly settled down to start a family in the early 1950s - along with much of the postwar generation - they joined the droves headed for a rapidly developing patch of land 25 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The Kellys, along with...
Another Pension Fund Running on Fumes? Teamsters Fund with Thousands of Beneficiaries May Cut Benefits
What is Bill Lickert's reward for a lifetime of looking out for truck drivers, municipal employees, hospital workers and thousands of others covered by the beleaguered Western Pennsylvania Teamsters and Employers Pension Fund? It's being the person...
As Places to Retire Go, Pittsburgh Is Often near the Top
Sam and Gracie Harris moved in retirement in their early 60s from Michigan to Pittsburgh without knowing anyone here but their son and his family. That was four years ago. Now they can't imagine ever leaving. There's too much for active older adults...
Cello Love the Big, Stringed Instrument with the Deep, Resonant Sound Is Making New Music (and Fans) outside the Classical Repertoire
Much like bringing a knife to a gunfight, bringing a cello to a Battle of the Bands isn't an obvious choice. Nevertheless, three Pittsburgh musicians brought three cellos to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Battle of the Bands, rocked the house...
Cfb Week #8 Sunday Morning QB
Week 8 observations and instant analysisWHAT WE LEARNED THE BIG 12 will be in for a crazy finish to the season with two one-loss teams in striking distance of a College Football Playoff berth. No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 10 Oklahoma State survived Saturday...
China Powers on at a Party Conference, Its Strength Is Projected
The most important event this week in the world was the Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, held every five years, in Beijing.It wasn't President Donald Trump's phone call to a war widow, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's misdeeds, or whether Catalonia...
Concert Calendar
OCTOBERBEN FOLDS: Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, Oct. 22, 8 p.m., $49-$269; ticketfly.com.GWAR: Mr. Smalls, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., $20-$22; ticketweb.com.GRYFFIN: Rex Theater, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., $18.50-$21; ticketfly.com.SLAID CLEAVES: Club Cafe, Oct....
Dirty Water on Steelhead Streams, Habitat Determines Post-Storm Visibility
ERIE, Pa. -Conneaut Creek oozed northward toward the lake like so much chocolate milk. Steelhead guide and author Karl Weixlmann stood at the edge of an Ohio roadway starring over the bridge. Even the shallows hugging the river bank were thick with...
Encore Entrepreneurs Start Businesses Later in Life Jayashree Iyenger Decided to Start Her Indian Cooking Class Business, Popping Mustard Seeds, When She Retired in 2015
In her Point Breeze kitchen, Jayashree Iyengar confidently throws a bunch of ingredients that don't necessarily seem like they would go together into a stainless steel bowl: spiced puffed rice and dried noodles, tamarind and date chutney, boiled potatoes,...
Eyewitness: 1917 Army Slang: How to Talk like a Doughboy
Slang was as important to Army life as infantry training, Hugh M. Durigan told readers of The Pittsburgh Gazette Times on Oct. 7, 1917. Durigan, a reporter for the paper 100 years ago, was writing a series of daily feature stories about life for Allegheny...
Facing Facts like Every Other Team, the Penguins Are Adjusting to New Faceoff Rules. but One Thing's for Certain: They Can't Get Much Worse Than Last Year
The Penguins were one of the worst faceoff teams in the NHL a season ago, winning just 47.6 percent.That was better than only Chicago and Edmonton. (And undermined the conventional wisdom that being good on draws is critical to a team's success.)Because...
Fashion Folks Are Quiet about Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein is no stranger to the fashion industry. The film studio he and his brother founded, The Weinstein Company, has had a hand in the reality TV series "Project Runway" and trying to resurrect once-powerhouse brands such as Halston and...
Four Candidates Seeking Two Seats on Commonwealth Court Two Republicans, Two Dems Running
The race for two open seats on the state's Commonwealth Court involves four candidates - two Democrats who survived a crowded May primary and two Republicans who coasted into the November contest unopposed. The nine-member court has initial jurisdiction...
Fsu's Fisher Apologizes after Verbal Spat with Fan
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he should not have gotten into a verbal altercation with a Seminoles fan, but the coach also defended his actions after a 31-28 loss to Louisville Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. The fan reportedly...
Gerry Dulac's Week 7 Forecast
* LAST WEEK: 7-7 (.500) * SEASON: 49-42 (.538)Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) at Steelers (4-2): 4:25 p.m. ... The Steelers have reached that point when it is time to follow up one impressive victory with another. The Steelers have won seven of the past...
Give Mitch a Break the Senate Majority Leader Is Doing the Best He Can
The populist right has a new public enemy No. 1: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.Steve Bannon - editor of Breitbart and former Trump administration adviser - warned recently that "McConnell and the GOP Establishment have sown the wind - and not...
Give Visas to Latino Workers to Help Disaster Recovery Efforts
Here is simple way for the Trump administration to help several million people without any significant budget drain: To help the citizens of Houston, Northern California and Puerto Rico recover from the natural disasters brought on by hurricanes and...
Grand Lady Victorian's Careful 5-Year Renovation a Labor of Love
Elizabeth Joyner and her real estate agent looked at more than 20 houses before she found the right one. "She was delightful. We had a good time," said Realtor Dan Geller of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Ms. Joyner immediately knew 230 Dravo Ave....
Home on the Road Even If Taking to the Open Road in a Well-Equipped RV Isn't on Your Retirement Bucket List Now, Perhaps It Will Be after Seeing What Is Available
Not everyone is enamored with the wonders of a Winnebago, but for those with time and a taste for adventure, consider a trip in an RV. The original tiny house, the newest incarnations of these homes on wheels are comfortable, stylish and not so tiny....
Is Trump's Top Economist Writing Even More Fiction?
The White House's tolerance for reasoned dissent being what it is, it's no surprise that Kevin Hassett, chairman of President Donald Trump's Council of Economic Advisers, took umbrage with the Tax Policy Center's analysis of his bloviating boss's...
It Can Pay to Get Older Local Companies to National Chains Offer Discounts to Older People Starting with Their 50th Birthdays
t can pay to get old. That is, people who are 50 and older can pay less for a variety of goods and services, thanks to discounts offered by entities ranging from local companies and governments to national chains. Many, many restaurants and other food...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES AMENTA, Joseph S., Squirrel Hill BARANOWSKI, Rita BEATTY, Antoinette Vukotich "Toni," formerly Penn Hills BECHMAN, Harry J. Jr. BELLINI, Veronika, Forest Hills BLANC, Rita Mae, Bethel Park BROWN, John Reed Sr., Lower Burrell CARTUS,...
Lightning 7, Penguins 1 Lightning Hits Niemi Seven Times Backup Goalie's Struggles Continue in Back-to-Backs
TAMPA, Fla. -- It's fair to wonder at this point whether the Penguins have a goaltending problem. Not with Matt Murray, of course, but with backup Antti Niemi, who coughed up a touchdown in a 7-1 loss Saturday night to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie...
Memoir Writing Is Becoming a True Experience for Many Digital Publishing Offers More Affordable, Accessible Opportunities Than in the Past to Leave a Legacy in Print
Retired English teacher Emily Rodavich didn't plan to devote her late 70s to a book about the many unusual experiences in her life. But the more other people heard her stories, the more they urged her to write them down. It just seemed she had accumulated...
Mighty Small: A Garden's Color, Texture Matter More Than Size Small Garden Winner, Great Gardens Contest
Ina Block wasn't interested in gardening. She was content to watch the spreading yews she and her husband planted take over the yard around the house they built in Mt. Lebanon in 1964. But her friend in Reading, Pa., kept giving her plants. First,...
No Room for Error When Building Bridges
So how many construction workers does it take to maneuver a 140,000-pound bridge beam onto 45-foot-high supports? For the Southern Beltway bridge over Quicksilver Road near McDonald in August, the answer was three - one to operate a hydraulic boom...
On a Roll Cycling Is the Go-To Sport for Those Who Enjoy the Outdoors
Whether they're doing it for health, camaraderie, an activity that's easy on the joints or simply to get outside, more older people than ever are turning to biking. In fact, recreational cycling among Americans over 50 jumped 62 percent between 2001...
On This Day, Oct. 22
1797: French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet over Paris. 1941: M.W. Clement, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, announced the beginning of a program to modernize...
Parts Known Anthony Bourdain Captures Pittsburgh as It Is Now
Online speculation began the moment news broke late this spring that chef, raconteur and tastemaker Anthony Bourdain would visit Pittsburgh for his Emmy award-winning CNN TV show "Parts Unknown." Who would he talk to? Where would he go? Restaurants,...
Pelicans' Cousins Fined for Interaction with Fan
The NBA fined New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan. The league says Saturday that Cousins was penalized for his actions Wednesday night that came with 50 seconds remaining in the Pelicans'...
Penguins Trade for Detroit Center Sheahan's Offense Was Nonexistent
TAMPA, Fla. - The whole search part's over. Now, it's time for the rescue. The Penguins made a significant move Saturday night, acquiring center Riley Sheahan from the Detroit Red Wings for Scott Wilson - plus an exchange of picks, the Penguins giving...
Penn State 42, Michigan 13 Lions Make a Statement Penn State Leaves No Doubt about No. 2 Ranking in Rout of Michigan
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State's players and coaches insisted this game was not about revenge. Payback for a lopsided loss at Michigan last September was a non-issue, they said. The Nittany Lions probably meant it, too. It's just that, for much...
People on the Move
Advertising Laura Shirley was promoted to associate art director at Elisco Advertising. Airlines Delta Air Lines has promoted Von A. Campanella to general manager-East Region. Associations & Organizations Mark V. Santo, partner, Fox Rothschild...
Pg Launches Serialized Podcast Drownings of Two Young Men Explored
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will launch its first serialized podcast Tuesday, exploring the eerily similar and baffling disappearances from Pittsburgh of Paul Kochu and Dakota James. "Three Rivers, Two Mysteries" will present a new chapter weekly...
Pitch Perfect Pittsburgh Is Giving Amazon Its Best Shot
Pittsburgh and dozens of other cities have made their best pitches for Amazon's second headquarters. Now, all have to wait until the online retailer vets the proposals. There is more reason now than at the beginning of the competition to believe that...
Pitt 24, Duke 17 Run Game Breaks Loose in Pitt's First Acc Victory Record-Setting Play Highlights Hall's 254 Yards
DURHAM, N.C. - Unassumingly, Darrin Hall walked into the room after the best game by a Pitt running back in three years and said nothing. "The man of the hour!" quarterback Ben DiNucci yelled, slapping Hall's hand as he passed by. Yeah, that's a good...
Postseason 2017
Odds and ends from the third week of baseball's postseason (before Saturday):LEADERS BATTING*.....TEAM........HITS.......AVG. Puig.........Dodgers.......12..... .414 Altuve.......Astros........15..... .405 Turner.......Dodgers.......12..... .387 Gurriel......Astros........14........
Protestants Mark 500th Birthday, with a Little Help from Catholics
It was around 1960, the Rev. Thomas Schaefer recalled, when he innocently told his classmates at his Catholic elementary school that he and his family had gone to a neighbor's wedding at a Protestant church. The nuns at the school called in his mother...
Rachelle Rak Honored for Hiv/aids Activism
After dancing in seven Broadway shows and collaborating as a teacher, choreographer and singer, Green Tree native Rachelle Rak, 46, seems to know everyone. Monday, another aspect of her vocation was recognized in New York City. Ms. Rak received the...
Resurgent Receiver Will Test Old Foe Key Matchup: A.J. Green vs. Joe Haden
Bengals receiver A.J. Green will be reunited with an old nemesis Sunday at Heinz Field, and that could be good news for the Steelers. Green and Steelers cornerback Joe Haden haven't faced each other in three years, going back to Haden's days with the...
Robots Are Coming for the Jobs of Lawyers, Doctors, Too
In the next five to 10 years, there could be a 10 to 20 percent reduction in jobs for physicians. That's according to Vivek Wadhwa, a distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering in Silicon Valley and author of a new...
Rules Drive Narrative AI Dictates the Story in Ian Cheng's Exhibit
Artist Ian Cheng calls his computer-generated simulations "video games that play themselves." Projected onto a 13-foot LED screen in the Carnegie Museum of Art's Forum Gallery, Mr. Cheng's "Emissary Sunsets The Self" catches the eye and pulls the...
Run If by Land with History as a Guide, More Teams Seem Willing and Wanting to Run the Ball like the Steelers and Are Are Finding It (Still) ?Can Translate to Wins
It looked like a page from the 2005 playbook. On a beautiful fall day in Kansas City, the Steelers had a 100-yard rusher, a 100-yard receiver and a 250-yard quarterback, a recipe that is not only made for success, but perhaps for a Super Bowl. They...
Showstopping Performance by Psu, Barkley Puts College Football on Notice
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. When Jack Ham talks Penn State football, I listen. "Saquon Barkley is the best running back I've seen here," he was saying the other day. Who am I to argue with the great Jack Ham? Barkley accomplished plenty against Michigan...
State Senate Takes Shot at Commission Rs
Weeks ago the executive director of the state Fish and Boat Commission fired a shot across the bow of Pennsylvania's ship of state, threatening unilateral action if the General Assembly failed to vote on a bill to increase funding for the fiscally...
Staying in Shape, Boomer Style Exercise Classes Geared toward Older Adults Keep the Mind as Healthy as the Body
Joyce Hough always has been a person on the go. So when she retired from her cleaning job at Gateway Center in 2007, she had no intention of becoming a couch potato. "People kept asking, 'What are you going to do?' " she recalls. Spend more time with...
Steelers Defensive Backs Are Complicated, Caring
Few football fans know and fewer care what the players are feeling from week to week. Should those feelings manifest in a crippling penalty or an assault on a Gatorade cooler or metastasize into an anthem protest, citing contemporary examples, athletes...
Steelers vs. Bengals Gerry Dulac's Scouting Report
STEELERS VS. BENGALS 4:25 P.M. Heinz Field. TV: KDKA RADIO: Radio: WDVE-FM (102.5), WBGG-AM (970) and Steelers Radio Network FAVORED: Steeler by 5 * * *3: Position Le'Veon Bell holds among NFL rushing leaders entering Week 7 with 550 yards. ...
Super Ancestors of 'Team Turmoil'
The Steelers were supposed to be among the best teams in the NFL, if not the best. With a powerful offense and a dominating defense, little could stop them but themselves. And they did just that. Distractions. Holdouts. A player wanting to be traded....
Tangled Up in the Amazon Acrobatics
Pittsburgh's highly polished bid to land Amazon's second headquarters has been made, and no other decision in our lifetimes would have a greater impact than whether this corporate monolith drops up to 50,000 jobs somewhere around our three rivers....
The Basic Recipe for Lidia's New Cookbook ... ... Is Testing 10 to 15 Dishes a Day
When writing a cookbook, Lidia Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali like to follow a common-sense approach keeping the home cook in mind. Every recipe needs to be doable by being simple and straightforward; attention is paid to the easy accessibility...
The Prophet of Pennsylvania Abolitionist Benjamin Lay Bigger Than His Critics
"THE FEARLESS BENJAMIN LAY" By Marcus Rediker. Beacon Press, $26.95Quakers were early opponents of slavery in Pennsylvania and instrumental in establishing the state's gradual emancipation act of 1780, often described as the first law of its kind in...
The Rise of the River Cruise Cruising on a River Is a Great Way to See Several Cities without the Hassle of Changing Hotels or Packing and Unpacking
Luggage was being stowed on the ship as passengers trickled in after a night in Pittsburgh. A tall, trim, 30-something man in uniform was helping to load the bags and making it look effortless, smiling while he worked. That happy crew member turned out...
This Week on the Calendar: Trip for Harvest Time Trout
Although some stocked trout are known to holdover to the next season, the state Fish and Boat Commission generally considers its 3.2-million-trout stocking program to be a put-and-take operation. For anglers willing to forgo the use of live bait and...
To Live outside the Law You Must Be Honest John Grisham's Tale of Three Indebted Law Students Is Compelling
"THE ROOSTER BAR" By John Grisham Doubleday, $28.95 "The Law School Scam," a 2014 investigative article in The Atlantic, was the inspiration for John Grisham's latest novel, "The Rooster Bar." Mr. Grisham's tale is a thoroughly engaging, seriocomic...
What Could Be Causing Acceleration before Stopping?
Dear Car Talk: I just bought a used, 2010 Lexus GX 460 with 110,000 miles. It has an unusual problem: As I brake to approach stop signs and stoplights, the engine accelerates slightly. The engine speed will increase from 750 rpm to 1,100 rpm for a...
Where to Shop for Sophisticated Style Dress the Part for Any Phase of Life, with Help from These Pittsburgh Shops That Cater to a Range of Ages
The late great French designer Yves Saint-Laurent once said, "fashions fade, style is eternal." Dress the part for any phase of life, with help from these Pittsburgh shops that cater to a range of ages. Maxalto: 5426 1/2 Walnut St., Shadyside If you're...
Why Pre-Empt 'Dwts' for Steelers Games?
Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Here's a selection of recent queries. Q.: Why do the Steelers games on Monday night have to be on WTAE when they are also...
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