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Nearly 14 million with Alzheimer's by 2050 – News – Rockford Register Star

230,000 Illinois seniors now struggle with disease Getting lost. Forgetting names. Changing personality. These are among the most common symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, the most well-known and prevalent form of dementia. Saturday is World Alzheimer's Day. And an estimated 5.8 million people are living with the disease in the United States alone, according to the Alzheimer's Association's 2019 annual report. …

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LIRR warns riders of possible measles exposure

Long Island Rail Road riders beware: You may have come in contact with measles. Nassau County's latest confirmed measles patient rode the LIRR three times last week between Mineola and Penn Station, county health officials said. individual took the commuter rail in and out of the city on Sept. 11, Sept. 12 and Sept. 14. Officials advised that riders should …

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Withdrawal of blood pressure medication: Torrent reminds of more losartan possibly contaminated by carcinogenic chemicals

Torrent Pharmaceuticals extends a recall of blood pressure medication possibly related to a carcinogenic chemical. The expansion is the fifth of Torrent, which includes commonly used losartan potassium tablets sold throughout the country. Regulators first moved to withdraw cardiac drugs with potentially fatal contamination from store shelves last year. The contamination behind the recent recall of Torrent is also the …

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Rhode Island father talks about 6-year-old daughter EEE battle

It started with a headache. The pain settled for Star Jackman, from Coventry, Rhode Island, on August 30. The first classmate had just finished her first two days into the new school year. And while she usually had either played with a Barbie doll or two, sung or danced into the weekend, the 6-year-old spent the next day in bed …

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Mans "Bug Bite" was really a sign of leukemia

When a man in Ohio developed a swollen lump on his foot, he thought it was just a particularly painful and stubborn bug bite. So he was stunned to find out that it was actually a sign of leukemia according to news reports. The man, 46-year-old Mike Balla, first noticed the lump on his foot in August last year according …

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Doctors: Utah women are not screened regularly for breast cancer

SALT LAKE CITY – An annual mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer early, according to Dr. Brett Parkinson, medical director at Intermountain Healthcake's Nurse Center. But not enough Utah women get them regularly. Intermountain intends to change that by extending the hours at screening clinics, including being open on Saturdays, and launching a second and more advanced …

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2nd person dies from EEE when mass officials confirm the 10th human case

A man in the 1970s from Bristol County is the second person to die of the rare, mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in Massachusetts in a month, health officials announced Friday. The victim was the 10th confirmed human case of the Bay State infection this year, the state Department of Public Health said. "The hospital has reported to DPH that …

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2nd person dies of EEE in the state's 10th human case of virus

Laboratory tests have confirmed that a man in Bristol County has died of eastern horse encephalitis in the state's 10th human case of the virus, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said. The latest case was a Freetown man in the 70s, the city confirmed. DPH has also confirmed a second human case of West Nile virus in a Plymouth …

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Doctor: Rhode Island woman changed color after using toothache medicine

When the 25-year-old woman arrived at the emergency room, she was weak, dizzy and experienced shortness of breath. But her doctor immediately zeroed in on a lot more regarding symptoms. "She looked physically blue," said Otis Warren, an emergency medical doctor who treated the woman last year on Rhode Island. The woman's skin and nails had taken on a bluish …

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Returning hair loss may soon be as simple as wearing a hat after researchers developed simple new technology

Photo by Alex Holloway / UW-Madison Few things on earth make fear into people's hearts deeper than hair loss. But returning baldness can one day be as simple as wearing a hat, thanks to a non-invasive, low-cost hair-stimulating technology developed by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "I think this will be a very practical solution to hair renewal," said …

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