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American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting highlights clinical, practice management updates

July 10, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Healio Primary Care will provide comprehensive live coverage of the American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting, taking…

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Statins may lower risk of death in dementia

July 9, 2019
Using statins was significantly associated with a decreased risk for mortality in dementia patients, according to research presented at the European…

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Metformin may ‘substantially lower’ dementia risk in older blacks

July 8, 2019
African Americans within the Veterans Affairs health system who were older than 50 years and treated with metformin for their diabetes had a much…

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‘Apple’-shaped women may have increased CVD risk vs. ‘pear’-shaped women

July 2, 2019
An increased risk for CVD was seen in women who were postmenopausal and had BMI with higher trunk fat or lower leg fat, according to a study…

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Genetic study shows high Lp(a) levels increase ischemic stroke risk

July 1, 2019
High plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) were associated observationally and causally with elevated risk for ischemic stroke, according to a genetic…

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Multimorbidity accelerates cognitive decline in older adults

June 28, 2019
Multimorbidity using a validated index weighted to physical functioning was linked to faster decline in global cognition and verbal memory over time…

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Simple tools used in cognitive assessment visits enable PCPs to diagnose dementia

June 27, 2019
Dementia-related tools common to several medical societies and organizations that can be used by primary care physicians in diagnosing dementia…

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Urinary tract infection may confer increased stroke odds

June 27, 2019
Infection, most prominently urinary tract infection, was associated with elevated risk for acute ischemic stroke, according to findings published in…

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Telerehabilitation treats arm function after stroke, may increase access

June 26, 2019
Telerehabilitation therapy was not inferior to in-clinic rehabilitation therapy in improving arm function after stroke, according to study results…

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Alzheimer’s Association, others provide tips on how to discuss cognitive function, falls

June 25, 2019
Elderly patients are at increased risk for cognitive decline and falls, yet these occurrences are often not brought up during appointments by either…

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Food insecurity linked to migraine in young adults

June 24, 2019
Food insecurity was tied to a higher prevalence of migraine in young adults, according to a research letter published in JAMA Neurology. “One…

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New evidence supports inverse association between cancer, Alzheimer’s

June 24, 2019
Older adults with incident cancer had higher memory function and slower memory decline before and after their diagnosis than similarly aged…

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Recent research in migraine include links to omega-3s, fibromyalgia, marijuana, opioids

June 24, 2019
June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The condition impacts almost one in five women, one in…

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Longer working hours may increase stroke odds

June 20, 2019
Working more than 10 hours per day may lead to elevated risk for stroke, according to findings published in Stroke. The findings also showed that…

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Napping to cope with migraine negatively impacts other sleep habits

June 20, 2019
Women who took naps or went to bed earlier to mitigate their migraine pain negatively influenced other sleeping behaviors, according to study data…

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In metabolic syndrome, telemonitored exercise may improve health

June 13, 2019
The use of telemonitoring in exercise-based intervention initiatives for adults with metabolic syndrome may lead to reduced severity of the…

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Discussing stroke risk with younger patients

June 12, 2019
The recent deaths of actor Luke Perry aged 52 years, and director John Singleton, aged 51 years, from strokes shone a brighter spotlight on the fact…

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Frequent internet use affects brain functioning

June 11, 2019
A review published in World Psychiatry revealed that the internet is affecting our brains and cognition, particularly regarding attentional…

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Sodium benzoate appears ineffective as dementia treatment

June 11, 2019
Sodium benzoate was ineffective for the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, according to a 6-week, randomized controlled…

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Parkinson’s disease rates lower in patients treated vs. untreated for HCV

June 10, 2019
Patients who received interferon-based antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C had a significantly lower incidence rate of Parkinson’s…