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Nonmedical Approaches Effective for Dementia

Dementia

Dementia is an incredibly debilitating disease without a cure. There are many different forms of dementia, but the most common is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects roughly five million Americans over the age of 65. However, there are ways to prevent dementia without having to take medication. The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care recently reported findings…

Travel Health: Important Measles Precautions

Measles Precautions

For many Americans, measles is a disease of the past, like polio. Unfortunately, measles has been making a big comeback in several different parts of the world. If you are going on vacation to certain global destinations, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends you take certain measles precautions. The Risk of Measles…

Can Lung Cancer Screening Save Lives and Money?

Lung Cancer Screening

A new study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology suggests that lung cancer screening could be a cost-effective way to identify lung cancer if it is used to identify other conditions related to tobacco use in those who are high-risk as well. How Lung Cancer Screenings Can Become More Cost-Effective The study was performed…

Do Humans Have an Expiration Date?

life expectancy

Most people are aware that there is an average life expectancy, but this average life expectancy takes into account all types of variables, including where a person lives, what period of time they lived in, what they do for work, their gender, their race and their lifestyle, to name a few. However, researchers have recently…

5 Things to Know About Ticks

Ticks

Ticks can be a serious problem, especially in the summer. Not only are tick bites a real nuisance, but ticks are known for spreading diseases, such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Keeping this in mind, there are five things you should know about ticks: Ticks are not insects – Ticks are arachnids,…