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Time Spent in Nature Appears to Slow Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

Living in an area with easy access to parks and rivers appears to slow the progression of devastating neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Source: NEW FEED

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Why Do Women Get Alzheimer's More Than Men? Study Offers Clue

A gene on the X chromosome may explain why two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients are women. Researchers found the gene can be safely inhibited in mice. Are humans next? Source: NEW FEED

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Mutant Gene Stops At-Risk People From Getting Alzheimer's

Learning more about this gene may lead to future treatments. Source: NEW FEED

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Holistic Program May Help People With Alzheimer's, Dementia

Those who enroll are assigned to groups that meet virtually twice a week for 1-hour sessions. The sessions are livestreamed, so participants are engaging with each other and with the instructors in real time. Source: NEW FEED

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Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Early research suggests a type of RA drug known as TNF inhibitors may lower dementia risk in people who have RA and heart disease. Source: NEW FEED

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Medicare Will Only Cover New Alzheimer’s Drug in Trials

Federal officials have made their final decision: Medicare will only pay for patients to get the new Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) if the patients are participating in clinical trials. Source: NEW FEED

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Vision Rehab Helps People With Low Vision Navigate the World

How vision rehabilitation services help people with low vision navigate the world. Source: NEW FEED

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Other Ways to Manage Pain After Surgery

New research out of the Mayo Clinic backs the idea that orthopedic surgical pain management might drop the use of opioids. Source: NEW FEED

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Scientists See Hope in New Therapy COVID Brain Fog Patients

A type of rehabilitation program that allows the brain to rewire itself has been successful in improving the lives of people with brain fog. Source: NEW FEED

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

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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