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New Research May Detect Alzheimer’s Risk Before It Happens

We are learning more about Alzheimer’s and one thing that researchers have found is that cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease may take place 12 years, before the onset of clinical impairment, and 17 years before a diagnosis of dementia.


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Study Links Personality Traits To Medical Conditions

Can our personalities have an impact on the development of medical conditions? According to research out of Scotland this may be the case.


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Several Milestones Made In Battle Against HIV

We have made many advances in the battle against HIV.


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Study: More Consistent Follow Up After Elderly Patients Leave Hospital

There was a time when physicians would discharge an elderly patient from the hospital with some written directions and an appointment for another visit, but over the years we have learned that important concerns like activities of daily living can be improved by more consistent follow up after discharge.


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New Study On Weight Loss

It is called the carrot and the stick. Are people more likely to do things because they are receiving money for doing it or are they more likely to do what is necessary because there might be a penalty for not doing it.


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They have been proven time and time again to detect colon cancer in its earliest stages.


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Premature Babies

There is no doubt that over the past years there have been tremendous advances in the treatment of premature children. We also now have the chance to look at how well these premature babies do throughout childhood and into adulthood.


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New Study Relies On Memory For Proper Dieting

It is a major problem when studies are being done about diet and nutrition. No matter what steps are taken, the reliance on memory is crucial in determining what, and how much, food or drink subjects have consumed.


New Study On Ozone Exposure

There is no doubt that we can see the impact of pollution, but it is probably most evident when you are on the highway on a cloudy day.


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Group Says Teens Should Be Screened For Major Depressive Disorders

Teenagers are a high risk group for depression, and in many cases the problems are missed or even ignored and this can lead to suffering and even death.


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Pregnancy And Smoking

We know that smoking is unhealthy for us, and it is a particular risk during pregnancy where it can impact the unborn baby.


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Dementia Cases In The U.S Continue To Decline

The incidence of dementia in the U.S. has fallen over the last three decades.


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The Stethoscope

KYW Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The stethoscope is one of the greatest symbols of medicine and for almost 200 years it has been […]


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Repetitive head trauma can have an even more dramatic impact then one event potentially leading to chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain that effects memory, cognition and leads to a variety of behavioral problems.


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What Is Glaucoma?

The most common form of glaucoma is primary open angle glaucoma which is caused by clogging in the eyes, drainage canals that slowly increase pressure in the eye.


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