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

November 10, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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

June 1, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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

May 19, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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

April 12, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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

April 8, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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

March 3, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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

February 17, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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

February 10, 2022 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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

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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