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Older Americans Spend Over Half of Waking Hours Alone
THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER
U.S. adults 60 and older are alone for more than half of every day on average. While not necessarily associated with adverse effects, time alone can be used as a measure of social isolation, which is linked to negative health outcomes among older adults.
NEW ANALYSIS
Maintaining Our Parks Could Have Saved Billions
"There's an old TV ad with the tagline, 'You can pay me now or pay me later, '" says one former National Park Service branch chief. Our parks need nearly $12 billion in repairs, and the longer we wait, the worse it will get.
WHAT CAN BE DONE
Opioid Crisis: The Next Step States Need to Take
Policymakers have spent billions fighting the opioid epidemic, but the public health crisis is still mounting. Fortunately, states working to expand access to medication-assisted treatment have seen promising results.
STATE SUCCESSES
FACT OF THE MATTER
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Chance that flood zone residents will experience a 100-year flood during the term of their mortgage
Why assessing risk is critical
Are Independent Workers Prepared for Retirement?
Independent workers are much less likely than others to have a workplace retirement plan. With the "gig economy" on the rise, workers will need new ways to save.
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Wanted: Lawyers for Rural America
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Study: Kansas Benefits Most From Federal Disaster Grants
AP NEWS
Bishop's Bill on National Park Restoration Passes Committee, Could Give Billions to National Parks
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