10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Early diagnosis is extremely crucial with Alzheimer’s.  The sooner you know you may have Alzheimer’s the more time you have to take advantage of all the treatment opportunities available.  It also gives you and your family time to know and understand the disease and...

SSDI Benefits – Helping American with Disabilities

SSDI: The safety net that helps Americans with disabilities stay afloat Established in 1956, SSDI is an important part of our nation’s Social Security system for disabled workers, retirees, dependents and survivors. Funded through payroll taxes, SSDI provides...

How to choose a Rest Home

Rest Home Selection Checklist This checklist can serve as a useful tool when investigating and evaluating rest home facilities. The checklist is divided into two sections: Quality Dimensions and Practical Dimensions. Although the quality dimensions are crucial, they...

Medication: Special Concerns in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

Many older adults must take several medications each day as they strive to keep their health in balance and remain independent. As many as 10 percent of people over age 65 take five or more prescription drugs, requiring them to juggle potentially dozens of pills every...

Study Reveals Most Powerful Motivators for Getting Flu Shot

A new study describes the factors that are most commonly associated with health care workers who get the influenza vaccine. Researchers suggest that by targeting certain predictors, vaccination will become more likely among health care workers. Researchers reviewed 13...

New Technologies Reveal New Melanoma Genes

Whole-exome sequencing brings to light a novel oncogene, a tumor-suppressor gene, and new melanoma pathways. The ability to decode the human genome through sequencing has provided new insights into all diseases, cancer in particular. On the assumption that the driving...

First New Lupus Drug in a Half-Century Approved

The FDA has approved belimumab (Benlysta) to treat patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who are already receiving standard treatment. Belimumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that targets the B-lymphocyte stimulator protein, is the first new lupus therapy in...

Finally, Evidence That Sunscreen Delivers

Primary melanomas developed less often with daily, rather than discretionary, sunscreen use. Routine sunscreen for melanoma prevention is a recommendation almost written in stone. Sunburns are associated with melanoma risk, and sunscreens were designed to minimize...