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Spunky 82-year old Woman Wins the Optimal Aging Award

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Picture: left to right: Dr. Christian Furman, vice chair for geriatric medicine, University of Louisville; Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging winner Rachele “Rae” Guernsey of Louisville; and Dr. James O’Brien, chair of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville. I recently attended the First Annual University of Louisville’s Geriatric Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging luncheon and award ceremony. Mac McClure, Chair of the UofL Geriatrics Advisory Board, introduced his wife, Tori Murden McClure as the keynote speaker. Tori Murden McClure is the current president of Spalding University….


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Sexy, Saucy, Sassy,,,,, (and funny too)

This week the Comedy Caravan offers up a unique opportunity to see a beautiful & funny comedian, performing for her PREMIER week as a headliner.  Jodi White is stunning, as well as funny, and will be performing this week at the club.  You can go to our website to order your tickets, or call the club at 459-0022 if you’d rather.  Don’t miss this week at the club.  Jodi will be the subject of the talk around the water cooler, and you don’t want to be the only one who wasn’t there.  


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The 5 Little Secrets to Losing Weight and the Two Minute Offense!

During the game Saturday my girlfriend asked, “Why do the Louisville offensive players do better when they look like they are in a hurry?” I tried my best to explain what is known as, “The Two Minute Offense.” She later replied, “We might have won if the game were played in two minute segments.” Now that was funny, sad and true all at the same time! On the disappointing drive home I further explained that there are two things that make the two minute drill effective; carrying momentum forward while keeping your opponents back on their heels and second, the…


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Boomers’ ‘Delusion’ About Health In Retirement

Most baby boomers say they’re planning on an active and healthy retirement, according to a new poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. And, in a switch from earlier years, more than two-thirds recognize the threat of long-term care expenses to their financial futures. But some experts worry that when it comes to their health, boomers are still woefully unprepared — or worse, in denial. “The mismatch between how people think the next 10 to 15 years is going to go and what current retirees experience is something that’s very consistent,”…


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Preventative Health Care- An Aging Population Means New Jobs!

Yes, Americans are getting older. But that creates opportunities for baby boomers looking for a second career. Careers in aging are not the next big thing. They are the new big thing. By 2050, according to Pew Research Projections, about one-in-five Americans will be over age 65, up from some 39 million Americans, or 13% of the U.S. population now. And the number of those 85 and older is expected to more than double to about 5% of this country’s population. This demographic shift is already creating a wave of new fields and opportunities for workers of all ages. It’s…


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Could Beer be a Conference Deal-Breaker ?

The big topic on Drew Deener’s sports talk show this morning — What if U of L moves to a new conference whose rules don’t allow beer sales at games? The latest on U of L and conference realignment is that the Cards are standing tall with the remaining Big East members. The ruckus over at the Big 12 seems to have died down after the league replaced its commissioner and the schools there seem to be staying put. But everyone knows U of L could be persuaded to leave the Big East for a more attractive set up in…


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I go there for the food, really, just the food!

Okay, you may hate this blog post, you may call me sexist, a pig, but you’d be wrong! I will admit right here and right now I go to Hooters restaurants for the wings! Last night a buddy of mine (AJ Johnson, also known as Action Jackson) and I went to the Hooters at 4120 Dutchmans Lane in Louisville. It was Wednesday night and that meant all-you-can-eat wings for $11.99! To me, that’s a real deal that even Maxine Rouben over at WLKY doesn’t have the guts or the stomach to reveal (Maxine is a friend of mine)! But really, $11.99 for all-you-can-eat…


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UL, UK Football – A Game of Inches and Pounds!

Sixty thousand plus fans showed up for the UK and UL football game Saturday night in Lexington. While it wasn’t sold out, I didn’t get a seat, or I should say the whole seat! I paid for one sure, about ten dollars an inch I’d say! It was bad enough that I was the lone red ranger in a sea of blue, but once I finally got to my seat located in the nose bleed section, I couldn’t seem to find it. Oh it was there, number 12 on row 24, but I couldn’t see it! Not because some one…


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Attitude Toward Life

  I just finished reading Prime Time, Jane Fonda’s newest book. While I’m not a big fan of Fonda, I think she has some interesting observations about how retirement-age adults, “baby boomers”, should prepare for their lives after their careers are over. In her book, Fonda shares two viewpoints of a person’s life. The first is a biological aspect which she illustrates as an arc, (think of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis) with life beginning at the bottom and progressing to the top of the curve which represents a person’s peak in life. This is the optimum period of…


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Fighting the Obesity Problem in Kentucky- Want vs. Need!

U.S. obesity rate projected to reach 50% by 2030, Kentucky much higher! “Some experts hope that an upcoming United Nations meeting can establish a framework for obesity control.” Ha, now that’s funny, sad and pathetic all at the same time! New data, old data it’s all the same, show that obesity rates in the United States will hit alarming levels in the next 20 years if nothing changes and nothing will change. This has prompted researchers to call on governments to take the lead in fighting the increasingly global epidemic. Yeah right! The call comes as the United Nations is…