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Research Panel Suggests Physical Activity Can Help Prevent and Manage Alzheimer’s Disease

An extensive review of numerous studies led to their conclusion

A panel of researchers and non-government organizational leaders has determined that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Being physically active can also help manage symptoms of the disease, according to researchers. The study, published by … Continue reading

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Cancer Patients Might Be More Optimistic About Prognosis Than Their Doctors

A small study finds conflicting opinions between doctors and their patients

According to a recent study, the majority of cancer patients believe they will live longer than their estimated prognosis. Researchers found that many patients remain optimistic about their survival chances even after their doctors give them a poor prognosis. Professors at … Continue reading

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Can You Still Depend on 911?

All across the U.S., consolidation and privatization of EMS is having terrible results

We are nearly halfway through 2017, yet many municipalities across the United States are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession of 2008. With their tax bases dwindling, and in some cases nearly gone, dozens of local governments have slashed … Continue reading

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New Jersey Introduces Bill to Give Tax Credits to Organ Donors

The bill would give a $1,000 tax break to donors, living or dead

Two bills currently pending in the New Jersey legislature would provide tax credits of $1,000 to organ donors in the state, Politico reports. The bills also authorize tax credits of $100 for blood donors who donate at least four times … Continue reading

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Study Finds Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicare Millions

Research shows a correlation between a drop in prescription drug sales and cannabis use

According to two separate studies, medical marijuana could save Medicare an estimated $450 million annually. It could also save as much as $1.1 billion in Medicaid spending on prescription drugs every year. University of Georgia researchers Ashley Bradford and W. … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Study shows "baby" aspirin can reduce breast cancer risk by 20 percent

New research suggests that the risk for the most common type of breast cancer is reduced by 20 percent in women who take low-dose, or “baby” aspirin at least three times a week. A study published Monday in the journal … Continue reading

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