Alzheimer’s disease more common in women

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Dr. Scot Ackerman visits The Morning Show to discuss why it’s less common in men. Source: Alzheimer’s disease more common in women

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Promising Blood Test Could Detect Alzheimer’s Earlier
Jun23

Promising Blood Test Could Detect Alzheimer’s Earlier

A new blood test that looks for lower levels of a certain protein could be the link that scientists need to determine who is at greater risk for Alzheimer’s. The protein Mapkapk5 was lower in people whose cognitive ability decclined over a 10-year period. Mild cognitive decline can lead to dementia. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia. Researchers have been confounded in finding a cure or even effective treatment for...

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Glen Campbell’s Long Good-bye
Jun23

Glen Campbell’s Long Good-bye

Those of us who grew up before MTV enjoyed a lot of different types of music because we were exposed to a lot of different artists. With four television channels and a few pop radio stations, you could listen to James Brown, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, the Beatles and Glen Campbell all in the same day. Campbell was always on somebody’s variety show. He would be cutting it up with Flip Wilson or welcoming the Supremes on his own...

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Root Vegetables: Old School Nutrition
May01

Root Vegetables: Old School Nutrition

If you are struggling to eat more vegetables and get more natural fiber in your diet, think about returning to your roots. Fifty years ago, many black families had gardens — even if they lived in urban areas. They grew staples from down home: turnips, carrots, beets and onions among other delicacies. Getting your hands in the earth was both financially and physically beneficial. Even if you are green thumb-challenged, getting...

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ID Thieves Love Seniors
Apr25

ID Thieves Love Seniors

In February Health insurer Anthem, an independent Blue Cross Blue Shield service provider,  reported that at least 8.8 million people could be victims of a massive data breach in which the names, dates of birth, social security numbers and other sensitive material could have been harvested. That same month in Indianapolis, police busted an identity theft ring targeting elderly people in at least one nursing home. Police found more...

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