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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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Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Entire Body

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is usually associated with pain and swelling in the joints. However, it can cause long-term damage throughout the body. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is a wear-and-tear disease, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that RA causes … Continue reading

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What is the A1c Test? (Diabetes)

Since diabetes is defined by its abnormal blood sugar levels, it makes sense that tests for diabetes measure the amount of sugar in the blood. However, blood glucose tests have a downside: they offer only a snapshot of blood glucose … Continue reading

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Dangerous Myths about Senior Falls

The leading cause of fatal injury in older people? A fall. The leading cause of nonfatal injury in older people? A fall. The most common way for a senior to lose their independence? You guessed it: a fall. The statistics … Continue reading

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The Surprising Brain Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

Are you doing the daily crossword puzzle to stave off “senior moments” in which the right word is just out of reach? That’s good, but a study published in Scientific Reports indicates that taking a brisk walk can help just … Continue reading

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Beagles Can Be Trained to Detect Early Stages of Lung Cancer

Although cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, the second leading cause of death, cancer, is not far behind. Further, the death rate due to cancer is growing more rapidly than the death rate due … Continue reading

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Why Women Have More Migraines Than Men

A migraine is no ordinary headache. It is a debilitating experience that can last anywhere from four long hours to a staggering three days. Migraines are often accompanied by nausea, blurred vision, and hypersensitivity to light, smell, or sound. Another … Continue reading

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