The Surprising Reason Why Some People Fall A Lot

You’re not just clumsy. You might have an infection. By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People arriving at the emergency room for a fall may be there due to an underlying infection rather than clumsiness, a new study suggests. Infection-related falls usually affect …

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Man with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease chooses to live in the present

Sandy’s Story: Fighting Alzheimer’s  Tallahassee, Florida (CNN)Sandy Halperin closes his eyes. His expression is pensive, his mouth slightly upturned. Memories, like glints of light, dance inside his mind — a kind of neural film strip. It is 1962. He is in a small neighborhood pharmacy in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father, …

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Family with history of rare Alzheimer’s gene hopes for a cure

Marty Reiswig’s family has history of a rare, inherited form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The 36-year-old could undergo tests to learn if he will also get the disease, but he has chosen not to. “Becoming closer and closer to the age of onset is kind of like a huge storm …

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Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health

Seniors who keep working appear healthier than those who quit the workforce, new research suggests. The study of more than 83,000 Americans 65 and older found that being unemployed or retired was associated with the greatest risk of poor health, even after taking into account predictors such as smoking and …

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