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Why flu should be in the headlines instead of Ebola

By Dr. David Rideout There is no doubt that the media has been focusing on the Ebola health concerns, but there is a far greater health threat to Americans; the seasonal flu. Each year millions of people are affected by the flu virus, thousands are hospitalized and thousands die from the virus. The following is […]

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Uveitis: how to recognize the symptoms

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy Uveitis is inflammation in the layer of tissue situated between the retina and the sclera (the white of the eye). The middle layer, the uvea, is comprised of three parts: the iris (the colored part of the eye), the ciliary body (which makes the fluid within the eye) and the […]

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Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia

Noticing you have had a decline beyond the occasional misplaced car keys or forgotten name could be the very earliest sign of Alzheimer’s, several research teams are reporting.

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Acute bronchitis differs from a head cold

By Dr. Roxanne Latimer Acute bronchitis is a very common diagnosis especially at the height of cough and cold season. It consists of an abrupt onset of lower respiratory tract infection and is distinguished from a cold because of a few unique characteristics. It is a lower respiratory tract infection as opposed to a head […]

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New Guidelines Define Pre-Alzheimer’s Disease

By Marilynn Marchione The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these conditions much sooner than they are now. The change reflects a modern view that Alzheimer’s is a spectrum of mental decline, with damage that […]

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Senior moments or dementia? How to tell the difference

By Angela Rocheleau Have you ever been carrying on a conversation and suddenly you can’t remember the name of your best friend, the movie you saw last night, or even what you were just going to say? A new Mayo clinic study of more than 2,000 men and women over 70 found that most were […]

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