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A Universal Flu Vaccine?

It’s the end of October. Time for sweaters, pumpkins, and… flu shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone be immunized against the flu, starting now. This will allow the vaccine to take full effect before … Continue reading

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New Hope in the Fight against Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the very first antibiotic, and ushered in an era in which bacterial infections were no longer life-threatening illnesses. In the ninety years since then, antibiotics have saved countless lives — and have now led … Continue reading

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New Hope in the Fight against Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the very first antibiotic, and ushered in an era in which bacterial infections were no longer life-threatening illnesses. In the ninety years since then, antibiotics have saved countless lives — and have now led … Continue reading

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An Unusual – But Important Place to Check a Pulse

Diabetics know to have their feet checked every time they see their doctor, but everyone else should do that, as well. Feet should be checked for any discoloration or unusual nail growth, and the doctor should also take a pulse … Continue reading

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Influenza: Not Just another Name for a Cold

Influenza is not just a fancy name for a cold. While both the common cold and the flu are caused by viruses, a cold is usually harmless but the flu is potentially life-threatening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Colon Cancer Screenings Updated

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guidelines for colorectal cancer, the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. It has lowered the age at which screening should start from 50 to 45, for people with an average … Continue reading

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New Approach for Alzheimer’s Vaccine

In 1906, the German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Dr. Alois Alzheimer examined the brain of a woman who had had a strange combination of memory loss, unpredictable behavior, and difficulties with language. He found two types of abnormalities. The first were … Continue reading

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The Most Common Mistakes when Using an Inhaler

Inhalers are a daily fact of life for tens of millions of Americans, including 11 million with asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Nevertheless, studies show that two-thirds of people do not use their inhaler correctly. Research at the … Continue reading

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An Overlooked Risk Factor for Senior Falls

We know that falling is a serious risk for older Americans: Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among seniors, and one in four seniors will fall every year. Every 19 minutes an older person dies from complications of … Continue reading

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The Complex Effects of HDL on Older Women

It is common knowledge that there is “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good kind, and having high HDL levels is considered protective against cardiovascular disease. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the bad kind, and is associated … Continue reading

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