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These days, we know that eating foods high in saturated fats, salt and cholesterol is unhealthy. But that wasn’t always the accepted wisdom. And the doctor whose research led to many of those discoveries just celebrated a milestone.

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In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, the U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed, in Washington. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monday.

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Dorothy Olson Pauletti

Dorothy Olson Pauletti came to Chicago at age 17 and played piano professionally for nearly eight decades. At 102, she’s still living musically.

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In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass beneath City Hall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / Matt Rourke, File)

Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older workers to leave their jobs sooner than they’d like.

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Neil Shubin, University of Chicago paleontologist and one of our favorite explainers of all things scientific, joins us to discuss stories making news in the world of science.

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Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the latest supporter of a retirement income tax. A look at the potential impact on Illinois, Chicago – and seniors.

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President Donald Trump listens in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, March 25, 2019, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks. Trump signed an official proclamation formally recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

The Constitution says anyone under 35 is too young to be president, but are candidates in their 70s too old? What science can tell us about aging and job performance.

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New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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What do seniors want from Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot? A new survey offers her a wish list.

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Richard K. Booy, 50, pleaded guilty last year to one count of mail fraud. Prosecutors say he swindled more than $1 million from 15 victims between 2012 and 2016.

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It’s estimated that financial exploitation of seniors may cost as much as $3 billion every year. Joel Levin, director of the SEC’s Chicago regional office, shares tips for avoiding financial scams.

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In a new study, older adults share insights about why they refuse help and offer strategies to overcome their concerns.

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An expert on aging talks about the possibilities and problems that come with living longer.

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A conversation with Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, who muses on how to be “a good old man” as he celebrates a milestone birthday.

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A gene found in an Amish family in Indiana may hold the secret to living longer and healthier. We speak with the lead author of a new study.

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In a culture obsessed with youth and beauty, aging can be an ugly topic. The co-authors of a new book discuss retirement, romance, wrinkles and more.