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The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By Jane Noble May 28, 2013 EVERY 70 SECONDS, SOMEONE IN THE U.S. DEVELOPS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Dementia is an overall term for the many diseases that cause memory loss, behavioral problems and cognitive decline due to physical changes in the brain. Of these different diseases, Alzheimer’s is the best known and currently affects 5.4 million Americans – accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases. The disease is frequently diagnosed once other forms of dementia have been ruled out, as only an autopsy can definitively prove its presence. There is, as of today, no known cure for Alzheimer’s – however,…

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Can an Apple a Day Keep Dementia at Bay?: Diet and Brain Health

By Jane Noble May 28, 2013 As of yet, there is no known cure for Dementia and Alzheimer’s, but more and more research is suggesting a close link between diet and brain health. Though we cannot control a possible genetic predisposition towards Alzheimer’s or stop ourselves from getting old, we can certainly adopt a healthy lifestyle and control what we put in our mouths. Okinawa prefecture is the southernmost prefecture, or state, in Japan. It consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 620 miles long, and claims the largest number of centenarians in the world. Centenarians,…

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New Transparency in Medicine

Transparency in Medicine and Its Effect On Sales Reps in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry By Jane Noble, May 14, 2013 As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a new ruling will come into effect at the end of March 2013.  The Physician Payment Sunshine Act mandates that pharmaceutical and medical device companies report any payments made to physicians.  These payments are widespread and until recently were considered a trade secret but will become public record in September 2014. The pharmaceutical industry has already experienced dramatic changes over the last 20 years. In the 1990s…

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OBAMACARE: What’s in effect and what is still to come?

by Jane Noble Aug.13.2012 The American healthcare system is vast and complex and it feels complicated because it simply is. Few people understand all its intricate workings and so often, the language used to describe it is convoluted, pretentious and stuffed with jargon. With new reforms being introduced, there is now even more information to assimilate. Times of change are exciting, but are also very unnerving as we struggle to re-imagine our healthcare system. Without a crystal ball, not even the experts can accurately predict the long-term future, but a good starting point is to know what changes are already…

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