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The High Costs of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sharp increases in Alzheimer's disease cases, deaths and costs are stressing the U.S. health care system and caregivers, a new report reveals.

Health Tip: Vaccines Are Important for Adults, Too

(HealthDay News) -- Children aren't the only ones who need protection against a host of dangerous germs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

More Kids, Fewer Teeth for Moms?

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Old Woman in the Shoe may have lost a tooth or two.

Health Tip: Leafy Greens May Slow Cognitive Decline

(HealthDay News) -- Eating one serving of green leafy vegetables per day is associated with slower age-related cognitive decline, recent research suggests.

Heartburn Meds Not Tied to Hip Fractures in Alzheimer's Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of acid-blocking heartburn drugs, such as Nexium and Prilosec, does not increase the risk for hip fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You may spend a lot of time working out, but there's a fitness reward you might not expect: better memory in your senior years.

Jobs That Keep the Mind Sharp … Even Into Retirement

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a career change or wondering if a challenging job could have positive effects, research might provide some intriguing answers.

Opioid ODs Outpacing Other 'Deaths of Despair'

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though fewer Americans are dying from alcohol abuse, suicide and murder, opioid overdose deaths have risen dramatically in recent decades, a new report finds.

Defibrillator-in-a-Vest May Help Heart Attack Survivors

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A wearable heart defibrillator reduces the overall risk of early death for heart attack survivors, but not the risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study finds.

A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A hip replacement may help seniors live longer -- for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests.

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