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Having Great-Grandparents, Cousins With Alzheimer’s Linked To Higher Risk

Having a parent with Alzheimer’s disease has been known to raise a person’s risk of developing the disease, but new research suggests that having second- and third-degree relatives who have had Alzheimer’s may also increase risk.

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Report Finds Few Of Us Get Routine Memory Checkups

Medicare pays for an annual “wellness visit” that is supposed to include what’s called a cognitive assessment — a brief check for some early warning signs of dementia.

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Could Medical Marijuana Replace Opioids?

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions.

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Women Less Likely Than Men To Seek Alcohol Treatment

 Although women are more likely than men to seek treatment for most medical or psychiatric disorders, men are more likely to seek alcohol treatment.

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Alcohol-Linked Disease Overtakes Hep C As Top Reason For Liver Transplant

For years, conventional wisdom suggested that people with a heavy drinking past who did not have a period of sobriety under their belts would not be good candidates to receive a new liver.

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A mouse sits atop a contained mouse in Richard Miller's pathology and geriatrics lab at the University of Michigan. Miller heads one of the three labs funded by NIH to test anti-aging substances on mice. (Melanie Maxwell for KHN)

A ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Pill? Sure, If You’re A Mouse

Discerning hype from reality in the longevity field has become tougher than ever as reputable scientists such as Sinclair and pre-eminent institutions like Harvard align themselves with promising but unproven interventions.

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