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One third of all people over the age of 65 suffer a fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of death from injury among that age group, according to HealthBleep, an education resource for health care agency staff and families.

Rosemary Scapellati first heard of Troopons two years ago at an RSVP information session at the Wayne Senior Center. Volunteers clip, sort and mail manufacturers’ coupons for food and other items to Support Our Troops in Daytona Beach, Fla., which relays them to U.S. military bases across th…

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NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County residents currently holding a juror summons for March 29 are no longer facing the possibility of being selected for the jury that will weigh the fate of actor Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges.

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NORRISTOWN >> Five additional women who accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct can testify for prosecutors at the actor’s upcoming retrial on charges he sexually assaulted one woman at his Cheltenham mansion in 2004, a judge has ruled.

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LOWER SALFORD >> Surrounded by her beloved friends and family, Evelyn Budd attended her surprise party — although she said she had a sneaking suspicion — earlier this year at Encore Experiences in Harleysville.

Here’s some good news! Starting in April, the government will be mailing out new Medicare ID Cards, which will no longer include your Social Security number. Instead, the card will have a new Medicare number made up of a random mix of 11 numbers and letters. Your benefits remain the same; no…

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NORRISTOWN >> Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges could last one month, much longer than the actor’s first trial last June, according to his lawyers.

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LOWER GWYNEDD >> One of the country’s most well-known nonprofits devoted to nurturing active lifestyles and an organization that champions the potential of individuals with disabilities have officially aligned their similar missions into a mutually beneficial relationship.

Wellness and prevention efforts range from dental education for kids to diet and exercise advice, alcohol and drug awareness and free mammogram screenings by appointment.

Volunteer Mike Ball noted that the February edition of Health Promoters attracted more than 100 adults and about 30 children.

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RADNOR >> Imagine this: when Lavalette Boles was born on Feb. 6, 1918, World War I was still raging, a pandemic influenza (Spanish flu) took millions of lives worldwide, people were replacing their horses with Model Ts and Radnor residents rode the Philadelphia & Western Railway tr…

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NORRISTOWN >> Prosecutors argue Bill Cosby’s claim that sexual assault charges should be dismissed against him because prosecutors can’t prove the alleged incident occurred within the statute of limitations is “premature and meritless.”

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PHILADELPHIA >> With this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show theme being Wonders of Water, some of the highlights of this year’s show will showcase the superheroes of the plant world and how they take care for our ecosystem — especially the water cycle.

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NORRISTOWN >> Seeking a dismissal of the sexual assault charges lodged against him, Bill Cosby, through his lawyers, accused Montgomery County prosecutors of misconduct for allegedly failing to disclose they interviewed a potential trial witness and destroyed notes of that meeting.