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Foods That Help Prevent Cancer Researchers say about a third of all cancers could be prevented if we maintain a healthy weight, eat a healthy diet and exercise. And emerging science is telling us more and more about what combination of foods appears to offer the most protection against cancer….

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 Why Older Adults ‘Fake It’ in Front of the Doctor One of elder care’s most perplexing puzzles is the ability of adults with cognitive decline—either as a result of the aging process or caused by some form of dementia—to function normally in certain situations, despite their impairment. Family members are…

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Royal Wedding: Can It Help People with Alzheimer’s Remember the Past? Arguably the most devastatingly crippling aspect of Alzheimer’s is its ability to disrupt the connection between an individual and their sense of self. As the disease progresses, it often becomes more and more difficult for a person to remember…

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Study Shows Startling Lack of Doctor Communication About Feeding Tube Insertion In a painful role reversal, adult caregivers sometimes find themselves facing the dilemma of how to nourish a dementia-stricken loved one who can’t, or won’t, eat. The most common way to medically resolve this problem is through the insertion…

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The Financial Costs of Caregiving The financial and social costs of caring for aging parents don’t just slam caregivers—they impact society as a whole, according to a MetLife study of more than 1,100 adults with at least one living parent. Because caregivers often cut their hours or quit their jobs to take…

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The average Medicare Part D premium will drop a bit in 2012, federal officials said today. Premium costs for the prescription drug plan will be about $30, down slightly from the $30.76 paid out this year, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials said during an press conference. Agency Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said…

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Caregivers for the elderly are contributing more unpaid labor to society than two years ago, and that’s straining families to the breaking point, according to a new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute. According to the report, in 2009 about 42.1 million caregivers helped an elderly person with daily activities like bathing…

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Immune System Cell May Lead to New Alzheimer’s Treatment Neuroscientists from Universitatsmedizin Berlin and Universitatsklinik Freiburg have made a discovery that they hope will eventually lead to a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, Medicalnewstoday.com reported. Their discovery involves a cell called a macrophage. Macrophages are vital components of the immune system…

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Early Drug Treatment Is Crucial for Rheumatoid Arthritis Early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is critical—but patients don’t always get it, new studies show. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that results in inflammation of the joints and possibly other organs and tissues. Its cause is unknown, but it occurs most commonly in…

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A new Kaiser Permanente study has revealed a way to help increase prescription adherence among people taking medications for serious chronic conditions: integrated health care delivery systems. Published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study involved 12,061 people who had just been prescribed medicine for diabetes, blood pressure,…