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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Cholesterol: What numbers should you aim for? Weightlifting: Best before or after an aerobic workout? Hepatitis C screening Early warning system for recurrent prostate cancer Huperzine A: can it treat Alzheimer's?

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

Join us Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. CT, when we cover as much about Alzheimer's disease as we can in one hour! Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., will be with us to discuss a recent study listing Alzheimer's disease as the third-leading cause of death, and he'll comment on [...]

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Mayo Clinic Radio: 7 Tips To Prevent Memory Loss

Join us Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. CT, when we cover as much about Alzheimer's disease as we can in one hour! Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Ronald Petersen, M.D.,Ph.D., will be with us to discuss a recent study listing Alzheimer's disease as the third-leading cause of death, and [...]

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COPD Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Bottom Line:  A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory, and the greatest risk was among patients who had COPD for more than five years. The study is published [...]

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Diabetes in Middle Age May Lead to Brain Cell Loss Later in Life

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 11, 2014 — People who develop diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age are more likely to have brain cell loss and other damage to the brain, as well as problems with memory and thinking skills, than people who never have diabetes or high blood [...]

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Concussion History Associated with Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that a history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer’s-associated plaques in the brain. Study author and Mayo Clinic researcher Michelle Mielke, Ph.D., says, “Interestingly, in people with a history of concussion, a difference in the amount [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Dealing with stress when you have MS Living with MS can be stressful. Making certain lifestyle changes can help ease stress and make it easier to cope. Sodium: How to tame your salt habit Getting too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and cause other [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Researchers to Study Body's Defense System to Find New Treatments for Alzheimer's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle have received a $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to take a new and more expanded approach to identifying drug targets to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease. VIDEO ALERT: Video resources [...]

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

  Holiday recipes: Celebrate with healthy festive fare Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan Eating during cancer treatment: Tips to make food tastier Alzheimer's: Tips to make holidays more enjoyable    

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Gene May Help Identify Risk of Alzheimer's in African Americans, Mayo Clinic Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at [...]

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Acting Out Dreams Linked to Development of Dementia, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

SAN DIEGO — The strongest predictor of whether a man is developing dementia with Lewy bodies — the second most common form of dementia in the elderly — is whether he acts out his dreams while sleeping, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered. Patients are five times more likely to have [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Possible Treatment Window for Memory Problems

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers have identified a possible treatment window of several years for plaques in the brain that are thought to cause memory loss in diseases such as Alzheimer's. The Mayo Clinic study is published in the Feb. 27 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American [...]

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Gene Nearly Triples Risk of Alzheimer's, Global Team Including Mayo Clinic Finds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A gene so powerful it nearly triples the risk of Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by an international team including researchers from Mayo Clinic. It is the most potent genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's identified in the past 20 years. The findings were reported Wednesday in the [...]

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Gene That's Usually Bad News Loses Punch If You Live to Your 90s

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 25, 2012.  A gene linked to the risk of developing Alzheimer's, heart disease and diabetes becomes less important to quality of life once people hit their 90s, a Mayo Clinic study shows. At that point, good friends and a positive attitude have a bigger impact, the [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify New Enzyme To Fight Alzheimer's Disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — September 17, 2012.  An enzyme that could represent a powerful new tool for combating Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The enzyme — known as BACE2 — destroys beta-amyloid, a toxic protein fragment that litters the brains of patients who have [...]

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Slow Gait Tied to Higher Risk of Cognitive Decline

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 12, 2012.  Problems walking including slow gait and a short stride are associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered. Their findings are being presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference July 14–19 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mayo Clinic researchers are [...]

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Brain Activity Changes may Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 12, 2012.  Activity lingers longer in certain areas of the brain in those with Alzheimer's than it does in healthy people, Mayo Clinic researchers who created a map of the brain found. The results suggest varying brain activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The [...]

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Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Researcher Honored Twice in a Month

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 23, 2012.  At Mayo Clinic, the name Clifford Jack Jr., M.D., means cutting-edge imaging and Alzheimer's research. This month, he was honored for his accomplishments in both areas by two different organizations. MetLife Foundation Award Dr. Jack was selected as one of two 2012 recipients of [...]

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction Present Early in Alzheimer's, Before Memory Loss

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mitochondria — subunits inside cells that produce energy — have long been thought to play a role in Alzheimer's disease. Now Mayo Clinic researchers using genetic mouse models have discovered that mitochondria in the brain are dysfunctional early in the disease. The findings appear in the journal [...]

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Battling Alzheimer's Disease

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Malcolm Leissring explains a study that could open doors in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. To listen, click the link below. BACE Study

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