Baby Boomers http://kplu.org en Born between '45 and '65? Get tested for hepatitis C, says CDC http://kplu.org/post/born-between-45-and-65-get-tested-hepatitis-c-says-cdc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A silent epidemic in the baby-boomer generation has health officials urging widespread testing. It’s hepatitis C, which can quietly infect your liver for years, leaving tiny scars but without showing any symptoms.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Left untreated, you end up with cancer or in need of a transplant.</span></p><p>Now, a new battery of tests and better treatments are arriving, just as boomers reach an age when their livers could suddenly fail.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:03:50 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8712 at http://kplu.org Born between '45 and '65? Get tested for hepatitis C, says CDC '65 on 65' – Baby boomers reflect on aging http://kplu.org/post/65-65-%E2%80%93-baby-boomers-reflect-aging <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982167.mp3</p><p>The first of the nation&rsquo;s 75 million baby boomers are turning 65 this year. That&rsquo;s a milestone that incites a lot of fear. But at least one woman thinks it doesn&rsquo;t have to be that way.&nbsp;</p><p>Kaycee Krysty, the former CEO and now &quot;president emerita&quot; of the Seattle wealth management firm, Laird Norton Tyee, believes baby boomers are redefining an age once known as the end of work and productivity. She is challenging her generation to write 65 words on turning 65.&nbsp; (If you&#39;d like to join her, click <a href="http://www.lntyee.com/regenu65.shtm">here</a>.)</p><p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:25:26 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2301 at http://kplu.org '65 on 65' – Baby boomers reflect on aging