Daily Archives: December 3, 2020

The New Domestic Violence: Technology Abuse

New Domestic Violence

Abusers don’t need to be technologically sophisticated, experts say. A past or present relationship with the victim can open the door to many forms of stealth violence. Abusers may have created email accounts or bank accounts and passwords for the victim and continue to enter the accounts even after the …

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Almost Half in U.S. Fear Surprise Medical Bills

Surprise Medical Bills

Surprise Medical Bills: Nearly half of Americans fear unexpected medical bills and 44% say they couldn’t pay a surprise $ 1,000 bill, according to a new survey. These fears are not unfounded. Of those with private health insurance, 68% received unexpected medical bills and 33% were unable to pay them …

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Training May Speed Smell’s Return After COVID

Special training may help COVID-19 patients regain their sense of smell after suffering from parosmia, a new UK study suggests. Parosmia is a condition where people have strange and often unpleasant odor distortions. Instead of smelling a lemon, for example, you can smell rotting cabbage, or chocolate can smell gasoline. …

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2 easy, affordable, plant-centered dinners

2 easy, affordable, plant-centered dinners

Plant-based diets have taken root in American culture in recent years, primarily due to growing awareness of the health benefits of this eating pattern. But contrary to what some people think, herbal doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up all animal products. On the contrary, you could just eat …

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Financial Missteps Could Signal Future Dementia

“Businesses like banks and credit card companies can be on the front lines for the detection and prevention of dementia,” she said. Heather Snyder, vice president of medical and scientific operations at the Alzheimer’s Association, said these findings are not surprising, and “add to other work in this area aimed …

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Can Some Vaccines Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

December 3, 2020 – Could vaccines play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are examining this question more broadly after finding that flu and pneumonia vaccines may also help protect against the devastating memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. Svetlana Ukraintseva, PhD, Associate Research Professor in the Biodemography of Aging …

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