Dementia Detection In Five Minutes Could Improve Long-Term Therapy

A dementia detection procedure that can be completed in five minutes can accurately predict the occurrence of dementia onset up to 10 years after the test.   Scientists at University College London, report that early dementia signs can be detected by a simple, short scan of the individual’s neck. Indeed, these symptoms can be seen…

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Medicare Enrollment Period, Protect Yourself From Fraudsters

Medicare enrollment period every year is between October 15th and December 7th. During this time, beneficiaries can review the many choices offered for coverage. They run the gamut from medical services to prescription drugs. You can tailor your choices according to budget and need. At the same time, The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services…

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Schizophrenia Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. It is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and other cognitive difficulties. Currently, there is no permanent cure for this disease, and often is  a lifelong struggle.       Schizophrenia: Symptoms Schizophrenia most commonly strikes between the ages of 16 and 30,…

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Apples A Day Keeps The Aging Process Away, Try It

Apples a day keeps the teacher away is a grade school ditty our first grade class sang occasionally. And indeed, we sometimes brought in apples and placed it on teachers desk. Fast forward to today, we seniors still love apples, but some of us have trouble biting into them.   But, fellow seniors, do not…

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Stress Hormone Cortisol In Excess Impairs Memory In Adults

The stress hormone, cortisol, at higher than average levels, can impair memory in adults, a new study suggests. Researchers tested 2,000 adults who had high cortisol levels and found they performed poorly compared to the average cortisol level group. In addition, they also showed less tissue volume in certain areas of the brain.   Cortisol is known…

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Social Security Hit By New Scam, People Beware!

Social Security (SSA) announced this week that they have been hit by another scam. Crooks are imitating the agency’s phone number to convince people to answer their phone.   If you get a phone call with the number 800-772-1213 on your caller-ID screen, BEWARE! Although this is actually the SSA’s national customer service line, the…

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Breathing Through Your Mouth Can Mess Up Your Memory

Breathing through your nose or mouth can have a major impact on your memory and recall, according to a recent study.   Swedish researchers report that breathing through your nose may help with memory storage and consolidation. Their study was published in The Journal of Neuroscience. What motivated these scientists to research a possible connection…

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Psychiatric Symptoms And Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s The Connection?

Psychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, and loss of appetite, are markers and early catalysts of future Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. And by the time the symptoms of dementia emerge in Alzheimer’s, it is already too late to reverse the disease. Tissue damage is well underway in the brain.   There…

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Lower Drug Prices If Trump Can Force Prices on Pharma Company Ads

Drugs prices could go lower if President Trump succeeds in getting Pharma companies to list prices on their TV advertisements.   The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed regulation that would change the current status quo. It would require companies that sell drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to list the standard price…

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