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One in 30 baby boomers in the U.S. has Hepatitis C, which becomes a chronic condition when undiagnosed or untreated. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – One in 30 baby boomers has Hepatitis C – and most don't even know it. It's a chronic viral infection that affects about 3.5 million people, and is 10 times more infectious than HIV. Bob Rice, a former Hepatitis C patient, was diagnosed in 1992, and after several treatm

Indiana lawmakers are being asked for more funding to protect the state's vulnerable elders, and to prompt more collaboration among agencies that work in this field. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana lawmakers are being asked to provide more funding for Adult Protective Services, and there's an effort to get all the agencies involved to collaborate on how that money would be spent. A report by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and the state's Pr

AARP Indiana says legislation by a lawmaker from Indiana helps older Americans across the country. (toddyoung.house.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – A lawmaker from Indiana is being honored for authoring a bill that benefits older Americans and their families. U.S. Rep. Todd Young of Bloomington helped to sponsor the bill, signed into law by President Barack Obama, that requires hospitals to inform patients and their famil

About a quarter of Indiana's seniors live in a household with other family members, including children. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - More than 7 million, or 40 percent, of seniors eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have not applied, and the numbers are even lower in the Hoosier State. During Older Americans Month, the National Council on Aging has an effort under way to close the "SNA

The man whose story was told in the movie

INDIANAPOLIS - It can take a crook to catch a crook. Frank W. Abagnale, whose unlawful exploits were portrayed in the film "Catch Me If You Can," knows all about scamming. From ages 16 to 21, Abagnale posed as airline pilot, physician and attorney, pocketing millions of dollars in bogus cash. After

The average Earned Income Tax Credit refund in 2014 was $2,400, but one in five tax filers aren't aware they're eligible for it. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Not many want to be reminded, but tax day is coming. Those who are getting money back from Uncle Sam this year probably already are getting their papers in order to file so they can get their refunds as early as possible. If you run into trouble, help is available. Lucinda Nord, vice

Hoosiers aren't saving enough money for their

INDIANAPOLIS - People just aren't saving enough money. As a matter of fact, a new survey released by Forbes says more than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in their checking and savings accounts combined. Nearly a quarter have less than $100. The idea of saving for retirement sounds good, b

A candlelight vigil at the State Capitol Building will honor lives lost to drunk driving. Credit GaborfromHungary/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS - While the holidays are generally a time of great joy, celebrating the season can be difficult for the victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes. Tonight, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Indiana will honor lives lost by impaired driving with a candlelight vigil during its National

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