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Vascular dementia is caused by conditions such as stroke that disrupt blood flow to the brain and lead to problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Vascular dementia is the second most common dementia diagnosis, after Alzheimer’s disease, and can occur alone or alongside another form of d…

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Memphis, a city where 64% of the population is Black, now has one of the largest genetic databases of people with African ancestry in the United States.

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You are likely familiar with the traditional practice of physical therapists, who provide post-surgical rehab or help restore function after a debilitating injury, but did you know that physical therapists can also help with prevention and customized care in your home?

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Nearly half of Americans believe that all websites offering healthcare services and/or prescription medications have been approved by the FDA or state regulators for compliance with all applicable laws.

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According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others.

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The age-old belief in the unity of the psychological and physiological mechanisms of our body, a foundation of traditional healing practices globally, is now finally validated by medical research.

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Allergan, an AbbVie company, has announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Vuity for the treatment of presbyopia, commonly known as age-related blurry near vision in adults.

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Peter F. Buckley, M.D., became the 11th chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center after a unanimous confirmation vote by the University of Tennessee System Board of Trustees. His appointment is effective Feb. 1.

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In adjusting to the constraints of the pandemic, many Americans had to improvise where and how they work out. After months of adapting to a “gym anywhere” mentality and learning to accommodate more flexible workout schedules, this new fitness mindset is inspiring some larger trends for healthier living.

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Because COVID-19 cases decreased in Shelby County, the “requirement” to wear a mask in certain places has been replaced by the Shelby County Health Department with it is “highly recommended” that the masks be used.

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded $3.2 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to upgrade the equipment and infrastructure in the UTHSC Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) in Memphis to enhance the university’s rese…

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing ranks as the best program in the state on two important lists that measure quality.

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Blister juice, killed viruses, bacterium toxins, weakened viruses, lookalike viruses and now messenger RNA have all played a role in the development of vaccines to protect people from serious diseases.

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Biogen and Eisai recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved an updated prescribing label for its Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm.

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As the American population ages, many of us will need the help of our families and friends to navigate the world.

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Biogen’s Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab, sold as Aduhelm.

While not a cure, the drug is the first FDA-approved treatment aimed at slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s, not just treat the symptoms.

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As men grow older, urinary difficulties commonly develop related to an enlarged prostate. This condition, called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, affects nearly half of men over the age of 50 years to some degree.

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A patient receiving a knee or hip replacement could expect to spend almost a week in the hospital after surgery. These days, they usually spend a single night, or even have the surgery in an outpatient setting and go home the same day.

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In our April edition a year ago, I made the prediction that the pandemic would end soon. Boy, was I taken to task by several readers. And they proved to be correct. So, now I am cautious about new predictions.

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Chronic pain is an oppressive human health problem and a significant cause of morbidity. In 2011 alone, the direct (drug prescription, hospitalization) and indirect (loss of productivity and work force) costs of chronic pain were at $600 billion dollars in the USA alone.

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Reporting lags, complicated logistics and data entry errors in COVID-19 vaccine distribution have frustrated health officials trying to beat back a virus that has killed almost 6,500 Virginians. But on Monday, new data from the Virginia Department of Health showed a prominent shift that has launched the state past most of the U.S. for supply used: Nearly 64% of available vaccines have been administered.

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In his run for the presidency, Joe Biden laid out a “Plan for Older Americans” that reflected the Democratic party philosophy that healthcare and living with dignity after retirement are an inalienable right for all.

The Biden-Harris plan addresses long-standing inequities...

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he month of February is also designated by the American Heart Association as Heart Health Month -- a time when we can focus on preventing heart attacks, heart failure and strokes before they hurt us, and in turn, those we love.

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Employers told nearly 800 Realtors and credit union workers in the Richmond area they could sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine that federal and state guidance said they’re ineligible to receive. More than 400 were scheduled for a vaccination event Sunday while thousands of health care workers, teachers and long-term care residents continue to wait for doses that are in short supply.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In 2019, most violent deaths were suicides, which occurred more often in males than females, according to research published in the May 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of risk factors for Alzheimer disease and related dementias varies and is highest for high blood pressure and not meeting aerobic physical activity guidelines, according to research published in the May 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, psychological distress prior to the diagnosis is associated with hospitalization for COVID-19, according to a study published online May 19 in Psychological Medicine.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A perioperative medication-related clinical decision support (CDS) software prototype may reduce the time taken to complete tasks, according to a study published online May 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis, early intervention may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality compared with conservative management, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online May 17 in Open Heart.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Tezepelumab treatment is associated with higher levels of on-treatment clinical responses than placebo among individuals with severe, uncontrolled asthma, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2022 International Conference, held from May 13 to 18 in San Francisco.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. teenagers are vaping marijuana -- a habit that in some ways may be more risky than old-fashioned pot smoking, a new study finds.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of lung cancer screening exams with high-risk Lung-RADS findings result in delays in care, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2022 International Conference, held from May 13 to 18 in San Francisco.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Candidate biomarkers for disease progression in psoriasis have been identified, according to a review published online April 28 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D., told House lawmakers on Thursday.

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As the highly contagious Omicron subvariant spreads throughout the US, new Covid-19 cases are on the rise in most states. Two years into the pandemic, many may not know what to do after testing positive. In today's Health Minute we go over what health experts recommend.

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As the highly contagious Omicron subvariant spreads throughout the US, new Covid-19 cases are on the rise in most states. Two years into the pandemic, many may not know what to do after testing positive. In today's Health Minute we go over what health experts recommend.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A bill that would allow families in a U.S. government assistance program to buy whatever brand of baby formula they can find is on the way to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia risk factors appear to shift with age, and experts say knowing that could help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children affected by acute hepatitis of unknown cause continues to grow, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Faced with mounting pressure to help desperate parents, President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the power of the wartime Defense Production Act to get more infant formula into American homes.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The first U.S. case this year of a rare and potentially fatal virus known as monkeypox has been diagnosed in a man in Massachusetts who recently traveled to Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

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The annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was held from May 6 to 8 in San Diego and attracted more than 4,000 participants from around the world, including clinicians, academicians, allied health professionals, and others interested in obstetrics and gynecology. The conference highlighted recent advances in the prevention, detection, and treatment of conditions impacting women, with presentations focusing on the advancement of health care services for women worldwide.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf told House lawmakers on Thursday.

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The CDC is now working with Massachusetts health officials to investigate a case of Monkeypox in a resident there. It's a disease that's popping up in several countries that don't normally report it, including the US. Today, the US Surgeon General is telling Americans to be aware but not to worry.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pollution remains responsible for about 9 million deaths per year, or one in six deaths worldwide, according to a review published online May 17 in The Lancet Planetary Health.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Sickle cell disease (SCD) imposes a considerable burden in terms of overall and out-of-pocket medical costs, with the burden of costs peaking in young adulthood, according to a study published online May 16 in Blood Advances.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of adolescent vaping is 8.6 percent in 47 lower-middle, upper-middle, and high-income countries, and the prevalence of frequent vaping is 1.7 percent, according to a study published online May 11 in Addiction.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Time-restricted eating (TRE), limiting energy intake to eight hours followed by fasting for 16 hours (16:8 TRE), is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among older breast cancer survivors (BCS), according to a research letter published online May 17 in JACC: CardioOncology.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine contributed to substantial public health impact and vaccine-preventable cost savings in the first year of its U.S. rollout, according to a study published online May 15 in the Journal of Medical Economics.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Providing surgical fellows with operative autonomy does not appear to compromise long-term outcomes of abdominal wall reconstructions (AWRs), according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children affected by acute hepatitis of unknown cause continues to grow, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Faced with mounting pressure to help desperate parents, President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the power of the wartime Defense Production Act to get more of the precious product into American homes.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The first U.S. case this year of a rare and potentially fatal virus known as monkeypox has been diagnosed in a man in Massachusetts who recently traveled to Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

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