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Four Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Four Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise; as of 2016, it is believed that roughly 5.4 million Americans have this condition. Many Alzheimer’s sufferers need the help of a caregiver to perform daily tasks. While caregivers certainly ...

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Three Genetic (and Rare) Heart Disorders

Three Genetic (and Rare) Heart Disorders

When it comes to heart problems, people generally think of such conditions as cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. Some people, however, must live with rare genetic disorders of the heart. Three of these disorders are further detailed below:   Familial Dilated ...

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Cerebral Aneurysms: A Potentially Serious Threat

Cerebral Aneurysms: A Potentially Serious Threat

As the control center of the body, the brain certainly earns its place as one of the our vital organs. Given its massive importance, any issues that threaten the brain receive much attention from medical professionals. Cerebral aneurysms (also called ...

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Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Seniors often must contend with a number of significant health issues. Among these problems is delirium, a typically short-term state of mind characterized by confusion and a reduced ability to comprehend one’s surroundings. A recent study has identified a possible ...

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Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Once outside of the body, human organs have a very short shelf life, ranging from roughly five to just over thirty-five hours. Of course, this puts a major dent in the number of organs available for transplant. The development of ...

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Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Out of all the organs transferred from donors to eager recipients, kidneys are the most in demand. Kidney transplants are the most frequently performed transplant operation in the United States, with approximately 16,000 such procedures occurring each year. Though these ...

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Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

In the United States, dozens of people receive organ transplants each day, saving them from succumbing to various illnesses and medical conditions. While organ transplantation is nothing new, the sheer amount of years added to the lives of organ recipients ...

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