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Women account for two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases and two-thirds of all caregivers. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Sixth Leading Killer

Rate of Alzheimer’s Deaths Is on the Rise The rate of death from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States increased by more than 50 percent in the past 15 years, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In part, it is because Americans are living
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Blueberries help lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, now researchers think they may help prevent Altzheimer's disease as well. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Super Fruit

Blueberries Could Help Fight Altzheimer’s The blueberry, already labeled a “super fruit” for its power to potentially lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, could also be another weapon in the war against Alzheimer’s disease. New research presented Monday further bolsters
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The holidays, when you are with elderly relatives you don't often see, is a good time to look for changes in their health. (Photo: Huffington Post)

Home for the Holidays

A Time to Gauge Loved Ones’ Health As families gather during the holiday season, it’s important to pay special attention to the older members of the clan. Dr. Noel Ballentine, a doctor of internal medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center who specializes in geriatrics, says
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