Electrocuted by 11,000 Volts, Now an Amputee … and an MD

January 18, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Bruce “BJ” Miller was 19 when he lost both legs and one arm. After a grueling rehab, he went back to college and eventually medical school. Source: NEW FEED

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More Olive Oil May Bring Longer Life

January 11, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

People who consume more than 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil a day are less likely to die from heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or lung disease. Source: NEW FEED

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Cataract Surgery Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

December 7, 2021 by Ruth Folger Weiss

From more than 3,000 older adults with the eye disease, researchers found those who had surgery were about 30% less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the coming years. Source: NEW FEED

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Could Viagra Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

December 7, 2021 by Ruth Folger Weiss

researchers found that those taking Viagra were 69% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s, when compared to non-users. And lab experiments showed that the medication seemed to target part of the underlying disease process in Alzheimer’s. Source: NEW FEED

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Trial Begins of Nasal Vaccine for Alzheimer's Disease

November 17, 2021 by Ruth Folger Weiss

The vaccine stimulates the immune system, prompting white blood cells to migrate to the brain and clear beta amyloid plaques. Source: NEW FEED

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Some Diabetes Meds Might Also Lower Alzheimer's Risk

August 12, 2021 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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

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An ALS Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

August 2, 2021 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Studies show the drug Riluzole which is used to slow the progression of ALS may have positive effects on cognition in people with mild Alzheimer’s. Source: NEW FEED

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Medicare Mulls Coverage for New Alzheimer's Drug

July 13, 2021 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Medicare launched a formal process that will determine whether the agency will cover Aduhelm, the newly approved Alzheimer’s drug whose high price tag and unproven benefits have prompted widespread controversy. Source: NEW FEED

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Controversial New Alzheimer's Drug: Why Some Patients Say Yes

July 7, 2021 by Ruth Folger Weiss

As advocates and critics debate the FDA’s approval of the new drug, and a chorus of experts and patient advocates protest the price, many patients and their families are excited about it, hopeful that it will stop the debilitating disease…

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Group Wants FDA Leaders Ousted Over Alzheimer's Drug Approval

June 17, 2021 by Ruth Folger Weiss

A consumer advocacy group is calling for the removal of three top FDA officials, saying the agency’s approval of the Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) was “reckless.” Source: NEW FEED

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