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Environment

GREYWATER IS THE NEXT ‘GREEN’ FRONTIER

Dear EarthTalk: I know that some large buildings filter some of their wastewater to irrigate exterior landscaping. Is there an affordable way to do this at home?          — Bill P., Salem, OR Now that solar panels are so commonplace on rooftops across the country, reusing so-called greywater—that is, the waste water from sinks, showers, […]

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Health and Fitness

Facing Care Expenses – Early Discussions Help Prepare for the Cost of Caregiving

By Jody Gastfriend, LICSW, VP of Senior Care Services, Care.com Editor’s note: 50plusnorthwest.com is proud to present our comprehensive guide to caregiving services. How to provide home care for a loved one is a major concern for both boomers and seniors. We hope to answer some of your most pressing questions with this ongoing series. […]

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Emerson House Band to perform

The Emerson House Band will perform at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Portland Parks and Recreation’s Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis Street in Portland. Portland Parks & Recreation presents the concert as part of its low-cost Family Friday Concerts. Concerts are run by volunteers, and all proceeds benefit scholarships and programs at the […]

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Health and Fitness

Smoking Cessation: 'Tips from Former Smokers' Program Helps U.S. Efforts

By Joe Elia A $54 million national advertising program sponsored and paid for by the federal government is estimated to have helped 100,000 U.S. smokers quit, according to an account in the Lancet. The 12-week program, called Tips from Former Smokers, recruited former smokers to tell stories about the effects of their smoking-related illnesses on […]

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Health and Fitness

World Outlook for Alzheimer's Care: Costly Now and Certain to Increase

By Joe Elia If the cost of dementia care in 2010 were a country, it would represent the world’s 18th-largest economy, ranked between Turkey and Indonesia, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International’s annual report. The report focuses on long-term care, with global costs estimated to nearly double (to US$1.1 trillion) by 2030. The authors warn against […]