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Cardiac Rupture: Work Quickly, Head for the Surgical Suite
As the name suggests cardiac rupture can be a very serious condition with potentially fatal results if not treated quickly and effectively.
The risk for dementia does not increase before or after celiac disease diagnosis, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
American and Chinese type 2 diabetes populations are at similar risk for memory impairment and dementia, according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Researchers in China retrospectively studied health records of 430,000 people age 50 years or older who had recently been diagnosed with diabetes to investigate the link between dementia risk and the severity and progression of diabetes.
What if exercise could prevent dementia? A growing body of observational (but not interventional) research suggests that physical activity seems to be associated with vigorous cognitive aging.
MRI scans of patients with intractable epilepsy showed their brains age prematurely, a study found. These patients' brains looked almost 9 years older than they really were.
Vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly is highly correlated with accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in domains such as memory loss that are associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Having a gene associated with Alzheimer's may also mean a higher risk for depression.
Seniors with dementia use the emergency department more often than those without cognitive impairment, garnering higher costs but worse outcomes, a new study suggests.

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