Alzheimer's Disease

In this Nov. 22, 2019, photo, Charles Flagg, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease, receives the contents of an intravenous bag while participating in a study on the drug Aducanumab at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I.
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December 06, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval.
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August 18, 2019 - 9:29 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive abilities. One of the most common forms is Alzheimer's disease. At the present time, the causes of Alzheimer's are...
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August 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dementia is a major public health issue in the U.S. with 5.8 million people in the country living with the disease, and as a result, hundreds of millions...
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August 04, 2019 - 9:16 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Scientist believe they may have discovered why more women suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia than men. In the past, it had been assumed that...
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June 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We have not made many major breakthroughs in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. However, we are spending a great deal of time and research in our...
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May 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Digging in the dirt can be a great therapy for people with disabilities. Turning over the garden, touching the plants and breathing in the wonderful earthy scents can go a long way to help people with autism and Alzheimer's, according to Nancy Minich, a registered...
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April 27, 2019 - 1:27 pm
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- Just a few minutes of playing a certain video game could help identify the earliest stages of Alzheimer's in ways existing medical tests can't, researchers have found. A new study used a smartphone app called Sea Hero Quest to monitor how gamers with and without a...
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Dreamstime
April 03, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The punch-drunk boxer was a stereotype in Hollywood for years. The syndrome now has a medical name: chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE also...
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Dreamstime
March 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit gives all people on Medicare an opportunity to undergo a physical exam and have their doctor review critical health...
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