senior citizens http://kcur.org en Study: Missouri Ranks Low In Senior Health, Kansas Improves Standing http://kcur.org/post/study-missouri-ranks-low-senior-health-kansas-improves-standing <p>Missouri is the 39<sup>th</sup> healthiest state for older adults, according to a study released Wednesday by a nonprofit arm of UnitedHealth Group, the country’s largest health insurer.</p><p>In the second state-by-state analysis undertaken by the United Health Foundation, Missouri slipped three places, hurt by relatively high smoking rates, a high percentage of low-care nursing home residents and a low percentage of dental visits within the previous 12 months.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:13:17 +0000 Dan Margolies 56105 at http://kcur.org Study: Missouri Ranks Low In Senior Health, Kansas Improves Standing Not Slowing Down: The Fastest Man Over 75 http://kcur.org/post/not-slowing-down-fastest-man-over-75 <p></p><p>In 1959, <strong>Bob Lida</strong>&nbsp;dominated the Big Eight championship with his time in the indoor 440-yard dash. &nbsp;More than 50 years later, he's still running-- and still a champ.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:36:10 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 39991 at http://kcur.org Not Slowing Down: The Fastest Man Over 75 Senior Citizens Targeted for 'Medical Alert' Fraud http://kcur.org/post/senior-citizens-targeted-medical-alert-fraud <p>An on-going scam to bill senior citizens for medical alert device service is gaining steam in Kansas and other Midwestern states.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Better Business Bureau says there’s been a significant increase in calls about the scheme.&nbsp; The pre-recorded message claims that someone has purchased a medical alert device for the person as a gift.&nbsp; Then the recipient is asked to verify his or her identity with a bank account or credit card number.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:10:07 +0000 Bryan Thompson 39625 at http://kcur.org