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Alzheimer’s Article

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This is a very long article from AARP on Alzheimers. You can download it by clicking Alzheimers.

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Deadly Bacteria – Medical Scopes

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The medical cope can be the cause of deadly infection.
If you are faced with surgery for your digestive system it will involve a medical scope
Have you doctor read this article.

It is too long to display here but you can download it by clicking Medical Scope.

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Surgery Costs – They Vary Wildly

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Surgery costs vary wildly — even in same area Depending on where you live, a new knee could cost $11K-$70K

Jayne O’Donnell and Laura Ungar USA TODAY

An we have the best health care system in the world???

The cost of having a knee or hip replaced can be up to four times more in one place than another — even in the same area, a report out today found.

A total knee replacement averaged about $31,000 in 64 markets where Blue Cross Blue Shield analyzed its claims data. But in Dallas, it ranged from $16,772 to $61,584.86.

Beware These “Big Pharma” Traps!

Pharma Rip Off

The article is too long to display here.
However you can download it here.

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Study Rates Migraine Medications

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Findings will be basis of new guidelines on treatments for debilitating headaches
WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study.

Researchers reviewed recent scientific literature and concluded that a number of classes of drugs were effective for treating acute migraine.

Diabetes – Overtreated?

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Are Older Adults Being Overtreated for Diabetes?

Posted By Candy Sagon On January 21, 2015 in AARP Bulletin, Health Talk

If you have diabetes download the article here and give it to your doctor

Testing blood for glucose reading Older patients are not the same as younger patients. You’d think this was obvious, yet doctors often use a one-size-fits-all approach to prescribing treatment that can put their older patients at risk.

Americas Bitter Pill – Obama Care Facts they don’t Want to Talk About

A most revealing interview about Steven Brill’s new book
Americas Bitter Pill
Everyone should read it and send this interview to their politician and ask
for a response. If the response isn’t satisfactory vote for someone else.

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Schooling – A Different Approach

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One of Joy Hakim’s many wonderful books.

Joy is one of the best authors of school books.

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You can visit her website by clicking Joy Hakim.

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La Academia is one of the best schools in Denver.

If more schools operated as they do we would all be better off.

They use Joy Hakim’s books.

La Academia

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Antipsychotic Drugs – Dementia Part 2

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Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia—Part 2

Published by Dr. Al Power, ChangingAging Contributor on January 8, 2015

This is a long article. If you would like to download it click here.

In Part 1 of this post, I listed several preliminary comments and concerns regarding the use of these drugs. I continue to maintain that antipsychotics are “the physical restraints of the 21st century,” meaning that their use should become the rare exception, once we have navigated the same type of learning curve.

Autism – Solving the Autism Puzzle

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For years scientists searched fruitlessly for the causes of autism by looking for genes shared by families prone to the disorder. Now researchers taking a new approach have begun to unlock its secrets.
By Stephen S. Hall

An excerpt from MIT Technology Review

His name was David. He was 10 years old and, to put it bluntly, compellingly weird—especially in the buttoned-down, groomed normality of suburban Long Island in the early 1960s. At the time, Michael Wigler was a ninth-grade student in Garden City, and he liked to hang out at the home of his girlfriend. That’s where he encountered David, her younger brother. Half a century later, he still can’t get the boy out of his mind.

The article is too long to post here, however, to download it click Autism

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Amazing 3 D Printing for Surgery

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A 3-D printer used by researchers at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute creates a model vascular network.

The following is an excerpt from the New Yorker article.

In February of 2012, a medical team at the University of Michigan’s C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, in Ann Arbor, carried out an unusual operation on a three-month-old boy. The baby had been born with a rare condition called tracheobronchomalacia: the tissue of one portion of his airway was so weak that it persistently collapsed. This made breathing very difficult, and it regularly blocked vital blood vessels nearby, including the aorta, triggering cardiac and pulmonary arrest. The infant was placed on a ventilator, while the medical team set about figuring out what to do. The area of weak tissue would somehow need to be repaired or replaced—a major and dangerous operation in so small a patient. The team consulted with the baby’s doctors at Akron Children’s Hospital, in Ohio, and they soon agreed that they had just the right tool for this delicate, lifesaving task: a 3-D printer.

It is too long to post here, however, to download it click 3 D Printing.

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Antipsychotic Drugs – Dementia Part 1

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Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia—Part 1

Published by Dr. Al Power, ChangingAging Contributor on January 5, 2015

This is a long article. If you would like to download it click here.

Recently, a friend who works in long-term care wrote to ask if I had any formal guidelines for prescribing antipsychotic drugs to people living with dementia. She and her colleagues are very supportive of the approaches I teach, but they are frustrated by medical professionals who simply write the order for one of these drugs without discussing the situation with staff, elders, or family members. She wondered what protocol(s) I felt should be followed.

A New way of Teaching Math

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A new approach on how tho teach math that makes sense. We will end up
with for more students knowledgeable in mathematics, most useful in today’s world

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Beware, Fellow Plutocrats, The Pitchforks Are Comimg

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A TED Video: A Plutocrat tells it like it is. The Pitchforks are coming

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Sex Education

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Every parent will enjoy this video on sex education for a daughter.

Click Sex Education.

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The Beauty of Pollination

This is one spectacular video of birds, bees, etc
It can also be viewed in the Video category of Other Topics.

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Muslims Europe – It Could Happen Here

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The catastrophe looming in Europe that we have to keenly aware of.

The article is too long to display here. To download click Muslims.

Below is a video of the Islam world demographics, including the US

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Exam – You will be Suprised

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Exam
You only need 4 correct out of 10 questions to pass.

1) How long did the Hundred Years’ War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI’s first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

Remember, you need only 4 correct answers to pass.

Check your answers below ….

ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years

2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador

3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November

5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of? Squirrel fur

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? Dogs

7) What was King George VI’s first name? Albert

8) What color is a purple finch? Crimson

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand

10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
Orange (of course)

What do you mean, you failed?

Me, too!

(And if you try to tell me you passed, you LIED!)

Pass this on to your brilliant friends.

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Nursing Home – When Is It Time

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Is it Time for a Nursing Home?
When is it time to consider a nursing home?
From Parent Giving

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging reports, “of the almost 6 million adults age 65 and over with long-term care needs, only 20% receive care services in a nursing home or other institutional setting, with the remaining 80% receiving assistance at home and in the community.” So how do you know when it’s time to make that move from home care to a nursing facility? One way is using a tool called the activities of daily living (ADL). It’s an assessment of the tasks required for self-care. So in short, a nursing home might be in order when in-home care or an assisted living care facility is no longer enough to meet a senior’s needs.

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Get 10 Steps To Preserve Independence And Control As You Age
By Joan Garbow, MSW, LCSW, CCM

Healthy aging and how to age in place successfully are foremost in many seniors’ minds. These 10 steps can help you as well as seniors in your life.