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How to communicate with Alzheimer’s patients
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How to communicate with Alzheimer’s patients

August 19th, 2017 | by Contributor
The impact of Alzheimer’s is felt around the country. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans live with the disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. Dr....
Can a blood test detect cancer earlier?
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Can a blood test detect cancer earlier?

August 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests. The test scans blood for DNA fragments released by cancerous tumors, explained lead...
DNA test results may not change health habits
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DNA test results may not change health habits

August 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
NEW YORK — If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve...
Most contact lens wearers make one of these mistakes
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Most contact lens wearers make one of these mistakes

August 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
The CDC says a majority of contact lens wearers make at least one mistake that could put them at increased risk of an eye infection. istockphoto New research should serve as an eye opener on the importance of safety when it comes...
Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell
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Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell

August 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
Tick bites can transmit Lyme disease. Bertrand Guay / AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early —...
Americans injure themselves grooming pubic hair
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Americans injure themselves grooming pubic hair

August 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
Should you consider trimming or shaving “down there,” proceed with care — a new study finds injuries tied to pubic hair grooming are more common than you might think. Cuts, burns and infections are reported more...