Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Daily News Alert - 10 Surprisingly Common Causes of Hearing Loss

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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More than 48 million Americans have some type of hearing loss serious enough to disrupt their lives. But not all hearing loss is created equal. Learn how to avoid 10 surprisingly common causes of hearing loss.
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Let's say you stored all your wealth and secrets in your house. Would you build your doors out of plywood or out of hardened steel? When you choose weak online passwords (or reuse the same one for multiple services), you're choosing plywood. Learn tips to create ultra-strong — yet easy-to-manage — passwords with these tips from a former hacker.
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For decades, the average American worker took 20 days of vacation each year. But starting in 2000, that number began ticking downward. By 2015, Americans averaged only 16 vacation days per year — almost a full workweek less. Do you have vacation phobia?
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With prostate cancer remaining the third-leading cause of cancer deaths among men, here are three things to discuss with your doctor.
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Ever feel like the millennials in your life are speaking a different language? In a way they are, but differences in point of view often create disconnects between millennials and Gen Xers/boomers. Crack the code with this handy translator to stay in the know.
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For a patient diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness or in need of surgery, a second opinion could have a major impact on the prognosis and treatment — especially in light of new research.
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Is your first name at risk of becoming extinct? If it's one of these 36 monikers, then we have bad news for you. Get ready to meet a lot fewer Carols, Donnas and Leonards, and a lot more Olivias, Sophias and Noahs in the coming years.
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Take the award-winning AARP Smart Driver online course during Distracted Driver Awareness Month. You'll learn the latest traffic laws and proven safe-driving strategies — and it's 30 percent off for a limited time!
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Do you know what a QLAC is? Hint: It's not the sound a duck makes. Find out the good, bad and ugly about QLACs and share your experiences with other AARP Online Community members.
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