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  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Have Dementia

    I have talked before about the FDA-approved medications indicated for Alzheimer’s disease.  The short answer is that they are not very effective – statistically effective, yes – but not appreciably effective and not for very long.  That all deserves...

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  • The Heart of the Matter

    I promise that I am not going to get up on my soap box about diet and exercise and all the health benefits owing to not sitting around so much.  I have a different soap box today.  Doctors often...

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  • Exercise Beats More than Dementia

    You may be familiar with the statistics on breast cancer in America.  One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes, and even some men develop breast cancer.  You probably also know that early detection is really...

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  • An Effective Defense Against Alzheimer’s … and More

    If you could do one thing to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease even if you had the genetic markers for the condition, would you do it?  This preventive measure is effective in 32% of the people who have...

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  • This Is Not a Test

    How about a free genetic test to learn more about your ancestors?  Free…  And finding out about the people who no longer are alive to tell their stories?  And your older mom or dad figure why not…  Well, identity...

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  • Losing Sleep Over Alzheimer’s

    We watch the weather segment on the news to get a heads up on what tomorrow is going to bring…especially this season in Chicago.  We have smoke detectors in our homes, because we are told that they will give...

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  • Don’t Fall Into Spring

    Do you know how kinesiologists refer to walking…at least some of them with whom I have spoken?  (These are the folks who specialize in the mechanics of body movement.) They call it “controlled falling,” and we can really appreciate...

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  • Warning Signs of a Bad Date

    I would wager that all of you can remember your first crush after you were no longer living at home.  For many of you it was in college.  That certain someone who caught your eye…or maybe it was they...

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