In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

July 14, 2019
The Washington Post (7/14, Natanson) reports researchers “found that combining five lifestyle habits...can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by 60 percent.” The researchers “assessed study participants’ lifestyles on five metrics: their diet, their exercise regimen, whether they smoked, their alcohol consumption and their ‘engagement in cognitive stimulation activities,’” and
July 14, 2019
The Washington Post (7/14, Natanson) reports people with disabilities “will soon be able to use a smartphone app to navigate Metro’s rail and bus systems, the transit agency said.” The application would provide an automated voice that riders can use to “respond to questions and provide information, such as step-by-step directions to the next stop, when the next bus is arri
July 13, 2019
NBC News (7/13, Weisbaum) reported “complaints about government imposter scams are skyrocketing, reaching a record high in May, according to a new FTC report.” The FTC’s complaint database shows that scammers are “moving on from impersonating the IRS to pretending to be with Social Security or Medicare.” From January to May, “there were 65,000 complaints about Social Secur
July 13, 2019
Washington Post (July 13) They are speaking up for those who can’t—and they are worried Days before Laura Nuss left her position as the longest-serving director of the D.C. Department on Disability Services, a judge led a courtroom in a standing ovation for her.
July 12, 2019
USA Today (7/12, Alltucker, O'Donnell) reported that “facing a backlash from chronic pain sufferers nationwide, federal health officials are rethinking policies that led to abrupt cutbacks to those who legitimately need these painkillers to function.” Together “with the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the CDC is collecting new data to update and expand”
July 12, 2019
Disability Scoop (7/12, Diament) reports, “The US Department of Education determined that most states need assistance in implementing special education based on compliance reviews for the 2017-2018 school year.” According to the article, “states are required to report each year to the Education Department on progress in meeting ‘measurable and rigorous targets’ in their pl

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