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Some Diabetes Meds Might Also Lower Alzheimer’s Risk
  

Some Diabetes Meds Might Also Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

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A new study suggests older adults who take certain diabetes drugs may see a slower decline in their memory and thinking skills.

The future of aging technology and care
  

The future of aging technology and care

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Remote care delivery becomes more important as the senior population grows, agree four health IT experts in a HIMSS21 panel.

Atrial Fibrillation Travel Tips
  

Atrial Fibrillation Travel Tips

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No need to get anxious about hitting the road when you have atrial fibrillation, or AFib. Plan ahead to make your trip fun and relaxing.

Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Services So Many Seniors Need?
   

Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Services So Many Seniors Need?

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When the program began half a century ago, backers believed the benefits would expand over time, but politics and concerns about money have stymied most efforts. Now congressional Democrats are looking to add vision, dental and hearing care.

What Schizophrenia Symptoms and Stigma Feel Like
  

What Schizophrenia Symptoms and Stigma Feel Like

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Experts and people with schizophrenia describe what it’s like to live with this debilitating mental illness.

Early brain cancer detection breakthrough
   

Early brain cancer detection breakthrough

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Early detection of brain cancer has moved one step closer, through a breakthrough by cancer diagnostics firm and University of Strathclyde spinout company Dxcover.

Watch Ludacris Get His Neck Cracked by a Top Chiropractor
  

Watch Ludacris Get His Neck Cracked by a Top Chiropractor

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“That sounded like the crack of a lifetime.”

Why some coronavirus strains are more infectious than others
  

Why some coronavirus strains are more infectious than others

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Coronavirus outbreaks have occurred periodically, but none have been as devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic. Vivek Govind Kumar, a graduate student, and colleagues in the lab of Mahmoud Moradi at the University of Arkansas, have discovered one reason that likely makes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, so much more infectious than SARS-CoV-1, which caused…

Liquid vs Tissue Biopsy in Prostate Cancer: Why Not Both?
  

Liquid vs Tissue Biopsy in Prostate Cancer: Why Not Both?

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The genomic landscape of circulating tumor DNA was comparable to the landscape of tissue biopsies in a large study of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, say researchers. Medscape Medical News

CCR Score Can Guide Treatment After Radiation in Prostate Cancer
  

CCR Score Can Guide Treatment After Radiation in Prostate Cancer

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The clinical cell-cycle risk score can identify patients with intermediate- and high-risk localized prostate cancer who could potentially forgo androgen deprivation therapy, a retrospective study suggests. Medscape Medical News

Air Pollution Linked to Acute Increase in MI Mortality
   

Air Pollution Linked to Acute Increase in MI Mortality

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In a new study, short-term exposure to ambient air pollution, specifically large and small particulate matter, and nitrogen dioxide was tied to an increased mortality risk from myocardial infarction. Medscape Medical News

4 Feel-Good Tips to Get Back on Track in 2021
 

4 Feel-Good Tips to Get Back on Track in 2021

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We all deserve a little self-care right now. Here are the routines that keep pro trainer Ash Wilking at the top of her game

FDA to Review Olanzapine-Samidorphan Combo (Again); Ketamine for PTSD?
  

FDA to Review Olanzapine-Samidorphan Combo (Again); Ketamine for PTSD?

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(MedPage Today) — After an initial positive review from an advisory panel but subsequent FDA rejection in November 2020, the FDA accepted Alkermes’ resubmission of its new drug application for ALKS 3831, a combination olanzapine/samidorphan treatment…

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?
 

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

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Binge drinking isn’t the only harmful booze habit. Other forms of heavy drinking come with consequences, too.

Are Face Masks Here to Stay?
  

Are Face Masks Here to Stay?

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Some countries shifted their cultures after pandemics to embrace mask-wearing in public. Will the same thing happen to the U.S.?

Without leadership on vaccine rollout, scams are inevitable
  

Without leadership on vaccine rollout, scams are inevitable

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To say the first few weeks of vaccine delivery have been turbulent would be an understatement. States across the US have found themselves struggling with underdeveloped logistics that have caused problems in delivery and made rollout slower than promised. Meanwhile, the debacle at Stanford Medical Center, where a system to rank potential vaccine recipients managed…

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19
 

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19

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More data on timing and the type of convalescent plasma that could provide the most benefit come from a randomized controlled trial in older adults with COVID-19. Medscape Medical News

Emotions Run High as Frontline Clinicians Get COVID Vaccine
  

Emotions Run High as Frontline Clinicians Get COVID Vaccine

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Medscape asked doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers what they were thinking as they received their shot. Here are a few of their answers. Medscape Medical News

The FDA Just Authorized the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
 

The FDA Just Authorized the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

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It’s now the second FDA authorized coronavirus vaccine.

Nosebleeds: First aid
 

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Nosebleeds: First aid

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