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CDC: Alzheimer’s Mortality Up 55 Percent From 1999 to 2014

May 26, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden often falling on loved ones Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Nine of Ten Practices Surveyed Have Dismissed Patients

May 22, 2017 Reasons include inappropriate behavior toward staff, violation of Rx policies, repeatedly missed appointments

No Link to Cognition in Diabetes Prevention Program Study

May 22, 2017 Intensive lifestyle intervention, metformin not tied to cognition

Glucose Peaks Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia in Diabetes

May 19, 2017 Glucose peaks tied to greater cognitive decline for those with diabetes and HbA1c ≥7.0 percent

Region in Brain Associated With Fear of Uncertain Future

May 18, 2017 Unusually large striatum is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, researchers say

Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement

May 18, 2017 Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted through different stages of physicians' careers

Treatment in Hospital by Older Doctors Tied to Higher Mortality

May 17, 2017 Older patients' hospital survival slightly higher when physician is younger, researchers say

Plan Suggested for Reducing Health Care Costs

May 16, 2017 Nine-point plan includes streamlining in billing, reduction in high facility fees, reducing drug costs

Life Expectancy Slighter Shorter With Parkinson’s, Dementia

May 16, 2017 Two-year difference seen between people with degenerative brain diseases and their healthy peers

Tai Chi Can Help Relieve Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

May 12, 2017 Study found it as effective as CBT for improving sleep and depression

Hospitals Need to Be Prepared for Ransomware Attacks

May 12, 2017 Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning ransomware attacks, doctor warns

10 Minutes of Meditation Can Up Focus for Patients With Anxiety

May 12, 2017 Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

CDC: Drinking Rates Have Dropped for High School Students

May 12, 2017 But many who do drink still do so excessively

Children Express Positive Views of Digital Tracking by Strangers

May 12, 2017 Children, but not adults, express positive evaluations of tracking another person's possessions

Practice Prices Linked to Some Measures of Care Coordination

May 11, 2017 But no differences in overall care ratings, receipt of preventive services, acute care use

ADHD Meds Associated With Reduced Risk for Car Crashes

May 11, 2017 Symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity raise accident risk, researchers say