Alzheimer's disease / Dementia

Computer Simulations at Rice University Explore Beginning Stages of Alzheimer’s

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(MedicalExpress.com) According to a recent article published in Medical Express, a team of Rice University researchers built computer simulations of common amyloid beta proteins to see what their energy landscapes reveal about the formation of plaques in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease starts by the aggregation of amyloid beta proteins. Amyloid beta (Aβ or Abeta) […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Attributed to Accumulation of Several Disease Processes in the Brain

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(Science Daily) According to an article published in Science Daily, a recently-recognized pathologic protein in the brain known as TDP-43 (hyperphosphorylated transactive response DNA-binding protein 43) might play a bigger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer’s disease dementia than previously thought, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.

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Doll Therapy May Help to Ease Anxiety Among Dementia Patients

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(Kaiser Health News) According to a recent article published in Kaiser Health News, nursing homes and other senior care and memory care facilities across the country are using a technique called doll therapy to ease anxiety among their residents with dementia. Although the practice is not without controversy, many senior care providers and experts say […]

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Obesity Gene Not A Factor in Ability to Lose Weight

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(HealthDay) – According to data from several studies which were reported in HealthDay, people with the FTO gene (obesity gene) have the same ability to lose weight as those without the gene. According to the research, the obesity gene does not impact people’s ability to shed pounds through diet, exercise and weight-loss medications.

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Ninety-Six Percent of Hospitals Nationwide Have Adopted an EHR

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(Becker’s Hospital Review) The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT reported that 96% of hospitals across the US are using EHR. And 49 states have at least 81 percent of hospitals using EHRs.   Regarding the ability to exchanging summary of care records with outside providers, the percentage drops to 76 percent of hospitals nationwide having […]

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Big Data to Drive Innovation in Healthcare

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(Health IT Analytics) According to a recent Silicon Valley Bank survey, which polled 122 health IT company founders, executives, and investors – big data will continue to be a primary driver of innovation in the healthcare industry, but may run into adoption challenges and regulatory hurdles in the near future. 

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Malnutrition Impact on U.S Healthcare Costs Staggering

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(Reuters) According to a recent study conducted by Abbott Laboratories’ nutrition division and the University of Illinois, “the United States could save a minimum $15.5 billion in annual healthcare spending if malnutrition caused by chronic diseases is better addressed”. The study found that one in three patients who arrive at a U.S.-hospital suffer from malnutrition. An […]