PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2018 

McMaster out and Bolton in. Also on the Friday rundown: Students across the nation prepare for the March For Our Lives; some good news on the labor front; and folks in Montana take clean power into their own hands.

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Public News Service - MD: Senior Issues

Regina Belle is a singer-songwriter from Englewood, New Jersey, and also an AARP Caregiving Ambassador. (Regina Belle)

BALTIMORE – The all-black U.S. Cavalry regiment known as the Buffalo Soldiers, created after the Civil War, will be honored this Saturday with a memorial banquet featuring Oscar and Grammy award-winning singer Regina Belle. Known for hits like "Show Me the Way" and her duet on the Aladdin so

Prevention and early detection of financial exploitation are key to maintaining the financial health of older Marylanders. (Pixabay)

BALTIMORE — Of the millions of adults who fall victim to financial fraud, the effects are often most devastating for older people. In Maryland, a new statewide campaign hopes to raise awareness - and add a layer of protection for seniors. This is PROTECT Week, bringing together financial in

Maryland watchdog groups say health insurance affordability and accessibility would be compromised under the American Health Care Act proposed by U.S. House Republicans. (V. Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On the heels of a report by the Congressional Budget Office that estimates the American Health Care Act would mean 24 million people would lose their health insurance, opponents of the plan in Maryland say they're gearing up for what could be a long battle. Vincent DiMarco,

Volunteers age 65 to 85 are needed for a first-of-its-kind Alzheimer's study. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A first-of-its-kind study of Alzheimer's disease is under way, and people who have shown little or no signs of it are being sought to participate. The idea is to use an antibody to clear out the protein called Amyloid that's associated with Alzheimer's to prevent or slow the

Online scammers squeezed more than $8oo million from Americans last year. (

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland residents fall victim to scammers every day, and AARP hopes to head off internet crooks before they have the chance to strike. The organization will be focusing on fraud during the month of August, addressing some of the most common tools scammers use to access sensit

Two bills signed into law this month in Maryland are geared toward helping people after they retired. (Brenda Massei)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – AARP in Maryland is celebrating legislative wins for Marylanders and their families after Gov. Larry Hogan signed two bills into law this month that will affect retirement savings and support for family caregivers. What's called the Care Act requires hospitals to ask patient

A new study finds older Americans, especially men, and certain ethnic groups need to drink more water to stay healthy. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed up on a study that was done about a decade ago that looks at whether Americans are drinking enough water. In its updated report, released today, CDC researchers say women are better at drinking water than men, and older A

Older Americans who take four or more daily medications are advised to keep a chart so they don't end up in the hospital because of a drug mishap. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

BALTIMORE – About half of older adults in the United States take four or more medications a day, and that can possibly lead to deadly errors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse drug reactions result in more than 700,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms eac

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