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Alzheimer’s experts offer tips for ‘dementia-friendly’ homes

While most homes aren’t designed to be dementia-friendly, they can easily be adapted, according to a national Alzheimer’s disease group. “Virtually every aspect of a home can affect the person’s

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Colorado says yes to medical use of ‘magic mushrooms’

Colorado voters have voted narrowly to approve the medical use of “magic mushrooms” in Colorado. “I’m in awe of what we were able to accomplish,” said Veronica Lightning Horse Perez,

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Study of heart disease trends reflects diversity among Asian Americans

Cardiovascular disease rates differ among Asian American subgroups but are rising faster for most of them than for white adults, new research from Northern California suggests. Only people of Japanese

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High-fat diet can provoke pain sensitivity without obesity or diabetes

A new study in mice from researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas suggests that a short-term exposure to a high-fat diet may be linked to pain sensations even

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More teens are getting weight loss surgery, if families can afford it

A growing number of U.S. teenagers are undergoing weight-loss surgery, but the figures suggest many still lack access to the procedures‚ÄĒespecially underinsured Black and Hispanic kids. That’s the conclusion of

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Cancer of the appendix: Very rare, but genes may play role

While appendix cancer is rare, for a small percentage of patients the disease may be linked to a particular genetic variant, a new study suggests. Researchers built on earlier research

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Patients with Alzheimer’s dementia and related disorders who also have delirium incur greater health care costs

Alzheimer’s Dementia and Related Disorders (ADRD) affects upwards of 5 million people in the United States, with no known treatments to stop or prevent its progression. Associated with these diagnoses

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