Hearing aids linked to lower instances of dementia in older adults, study finds

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that among 853 participants with moderate to severe hearing loss, “hearing aid use was associated with a 32% lower prevalence of dementia.” (Getty Images) Older adults with severe hearing loss are more likely to have dementia, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg … Read more

Disney’s strategy to win its battle with DeSantis is to just wait until he runs for president, says a top Florida Democrat

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis got married at Disney World in 2009.Joe Raedle/Getty Images and AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Disney will sue Florida for dissolving its self-governing status, predicted Democratic state Sen. Jason Pizzo. Florida lawmakers are deciding Disney’s financial fate this week. DeSantis retaliated against Disney for saying it would fight the law critics call “Don’t Say … Read more

Noting serious of the charges, judge rejects bond reduction request of EMS workers

Citing the seriousness of the first-degree murder charges, a Sangamon County judge ruled Monday against efforts by two Springfield emergency medical services workers to have their bonds reduced. Peggy Jill Finley and Peter J. Cadigan of Springfield appeared in court for the hearing, which lasted a little less than 90 minutes. The defendants, handcuffed and … Read more

Nick Sirianni’s brash, confident persona is a long way from his bumpy start as Eagles coach

PHOENIX — For about an hour on Monday Night, Nick Sirianni sat behind a Super Bowl Opening Night podium and answered questions. They came in rapid fire, from local Philly TV morning anchors and reporters all the way from the Middle East. There were nuts and bolts football queries and awkward attempts at creating a … Read more

LeBron James continues pursuit of scoring record in wake of Kyrie Irving trade

Lakers forward LeBron James chats with then-Celtics guard Kyrie Irving during a game in 2019. James admitted Monday he was disappointed the Lakers failed to acquire Irving in a trade over the weekend. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press) Forget the tweets, the fake trades cooked up online or the real conversations behind the scenes … Read more

Top Georgia election official backs early primary for state in 2028, not in 2024 as Biden proposes

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wants his state to become an early presidential primary host – just not in 2024, as President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party are pushing. The Republican election chief, who garnered attention for rebuffing then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 loss in Georgia, told The … Read more