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Stay Connected With Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

Social restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic can be especially hard for people who can’t visit loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease who are in nursing homes. Source: NEW FEED

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Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Severe COVID-19 Risk

Part of the increased risk among people with dementia may owe to high rates of new coronavirus infections in nursing homes. But this study suggests genetics may also be a factor. Source: NEW FEED

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Pulmonary Rehab Can Help People With COPD, So Why Do So Few Get It?

Roughly 16 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but only a fraction have access to a lifesaving treatment called pulmonary rehabilitation. Source: NEW FEED

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Fruits, Tea May Help Fend Off Alzheimer's Disease

New research suggests that eating more fruits or drinking more tea or red wine might help protect your brain. Source: NEW FEED

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Trials and Tribulations: Neurology Research During COVID-19

Investigators leading ongoing pivotal trials in Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and stroke have had to make a quick pivot to change plans and protocols for key trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: NEW FEED

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Hospital at Home' May Boost COVID-19 Inpatient Capacity

Tufts is partnering with Medically Home to discharge some non–COVID-19 patients to hospital-level home care, freeing up beds. Certain COVID patients may follow after evaluation criteria are finalized. Source: NEW FEED

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Heart Patients: Ask About Home-Based Cardiac Rehab

Mayo Clinic has used home-based cardiac rehab with a small number of patients over the years, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it necessary to transition all cardiac rehab to home-based settings in a matter of weeks. Source: NEW FEED

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Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's Decline

In fact, people who are widowed and have high levels of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, appear to experience cognitive decline three times faster than similar people who have not lost a spouse, the researchers added. Source: NEW…

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Dentists Among Top Prescribers of Opioids

More than half of the opioid prescriptions issued by dentists were for longer than the three-day supply recommended by the CDC for acute dental pain management Source: NEW FEED

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All in the Timing: Many Get Knee Replacement Too Late or Too Soon

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that 90% of patients who could benefit from the procedure waited too long to have it, while about 25% of patients who didn’t need it underwent the procedure too soon. Source:…

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