Baby Boomers

health
3:03 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Born between '45 and '65? Get tested for hepatitis C, says CDC

Dr. Paul J. Pockros, head, Division of Gastroenterology/ Hepatology and director, Liver Disease Center, talks with patient Loretta Roberts as they view her liver on a computer screen in his exam room at Scripps Green Hospital in San Diego, in this photo t
Lenny Ignelzi Associated Press

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. 

Left untreated, you end up with cancer or in need of a transplant.

Now, a new battery of tests and better treatments are arriving, just as boomers reach an age when their livers could suddenly fail.

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Culture
7:25 am
Wed August 17, 2011

'65 on 65' – Baby boomers reflect on aging

Though she has since learned to use an iPad, Kaycee Krysty says she wrote her "65 on 65" essay the old fashioned way, with pen and paper.
Bellamy Pailthorp KPLU

The first of the nation’s 75 million baby boomers are turning 65 this year. That’s a milestone that incites a lot of fear. But at least one woman thinks it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Kaycee Krysty, the former CEO and now "president emerita" 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.  (If you'd like to join her, click here.)

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