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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows.

    The research, conducted by the Alzheimer's Association, involved patients whose Medicare records l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims.

    Another protein called amyloid accumulates as Alzheimer's progresses, but is not the primary culprit behind the devastating memory los...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have developed a new scoring system to help identify seniors who are at high risk for memory and thinking problems that might lead to dementia.

    "Our goal is to identify memory issues at the earliest possible stages," wrote...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can't remember that work colleague's name? Misplaced your keys again? Don't fret: a new study finds that nearly everyone will suffer more memory lapses as they age, with men being more vulnerable to failing memory than women.

    The study also repo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most current guidelines suggest that when seniors report new back pain to their primary care physician they should quickly be sent for diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans or MRIs.

    But a new study suggests that early imaging may actually be a wa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cochlear implants not only boost hearing in seniors with severe hearing loss, they might also enhance their emotional state and thinking abilities, a new study finds.

    A cochlear implant is a small device that helps provide a sense of sound to p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet, physical activity and brain exercises can help slow mental decline in older people at risk for dementia, a new study suggests.

    On the other hand, a high body-mass index (BMI) and poor heart health are...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Staying physically active as you age may ward off brain damage that can limit mobility, a small study says.

    Small areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are seen in MRI scans of many older patients, according to scientists ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When an older patient breaks the upper arm, surgery is often no better than simply immobilizing the limb, according to a new study.

    The British researchers say the findings are important, because they counter a growing trend toward surgery in th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Good heart health may help protect you against Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests.

    Vanderbilt University researchers analyzed data from just over 1,000 people who were followed for 11 years. During that time, 3...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the flu season continues to wind down, it's increasingly clear that older Americans have been hit particularly hard, federal health officials reported Thursday.

    Not only did record numbers of seniors wind up in the hospital due to the flu, bu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in eight U.S. households may have an adult with worsening memory loss or confusion, a new survey shows.

    These symptoms suggest a potential risk of developing more serious memory and thinking problems, such as Alzheimer's disease, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you in your mid-40s and slim, without high blood pressure or diabetes? If so, you may already be winning the war against heart failure in your senior years, new research suggests.

    The study, led by cardiologist Dr. Faraz Ahmad of Northwester...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take the heart rhythm drug digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests.

    The analysis also suggests that digoxin may increase the risk for death b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests.

    The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked for more than 20 years sho...Full Article