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What To Know About The Delta Variant

Right in the middle of a summer that is looking and feeling much more like normal, news of a rapidly spreading delta variant of COVID-19 is unsettling and causing lots of questions.

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How To Delay Alzheimer’s Dementia Up To 5 Years

Keeping your brain active in old age has always been a smart idea, but a new study suggests that reading, writing letters and playing card games or puzzles in later life may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia by up to five years.

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Impulse Buying: Is There A Way To Stop?

You have probably often said to yourself: “This time, I will only buy what I need!” But then you still ended up coming home with things that were not on your shopping list.

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Doctors Weigh Pros and Cons of Prescribing Aduhelm

As physicians and health policy experts debate the merits of Aduhelm, the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease approved in 18 years, patients want to know: “Will this medication help me and how much?”

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Vaccinated Older Adults: Get Out and Have Fun

Before COVID-19 vaccines became widely available at the start of the year, limiting exposure to others was the best way to reduce the chance of contracting the illness.

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Medicare & Home Care Better Investment Than Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

If you could invest $56 billion each year in improving health care for older adults, how would you spend it? On a hugely expensive medication with questionable efficacy — or something else?

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