A New Drug to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

  There are currently no drugs on the market to treat the mental decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, and it’s the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Therefore, the possibility of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s is creating quite…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.  

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Medications That May Help Alzheimer’s Care

model of a brain

Millions of dollars are raised every year to research ways to combat the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. An up and coming solution may come in the form of basic anticoagulants, which are normally used to treat people with blood problems, but in an innovative use of the medications may also help with Alzheimer’s care.…

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Can Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation be Effective?

virtual cardiac rehabilitation

Heart disease is the number one killer in the US and throughout the world. Cardiac rehabilitation has been proven as an effective antidote to the scourge, but it’s simply not available to everyone who needs it, or too difficult to complete for many participants. Researchers have been working on ways to make cardiac rehabilitation more…

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Less Invasive Therapy for a Bone Fracture

Good news for bone fracture

A new study shows that keeping the arm in a sling is just as effective at curing a shoulder fracture as inserting plates and screws. While this is counterintuitive, the results presented themselves. This is great news for anyone who has a bone fracture, and it can significantly affect surgery rates and lower risks for…

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Using Technology in Diabetes Care

New advances in diabetes care

Technology has made important headway in helping and managing diabetes care. The American Diabetes Association has recently added a section on technology in its Standards for Diabetes Care, which was published in The Annals of Internal Medicine on august 13.  Getting proper diabetes care There are 2 types of diabetes. Diabetes type 1 used to…

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