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More Than Half Of New Alzheimer’s Patients Do Not Hear Diagnosis

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Undated) -- More than half of those who develop or are showing signs of Alzheimer's disease are never told by their medical professionals. The Alzheimer's Association says only 45 percent of those with dementia are given a clear, verbal diagnosis by their doctors. That compares with over 90 percent of cancer patients who get the…

Today Is Diabetes Alert Day

Posted On March 24, 2015

(Undated) -- It's Diabetes Alert Day today and Dr. David Marrero says small changes can have a big impact on your risk.   The American Diabetes Association uses today to challenge all Americans to take a diabetes risk test, which can tell you if you are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes. An estimated 30-million…

White House Touts Obamacare Anniversary

Posted On March 23, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest is touting the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act. In a briefing, Earnest noted that more than 16-million Americans now have health insurance where they did not have it before. He also said it has been 50 years since healthcare price growth has…

California Patient Monitored For Ebola Virus

Posted On March 23, 2015

(Santa Barbara, CA) -- Health officials are monitoring a Los Angeles-area patient for possible Ebola virus contraction. Officials say a Santa Barbara County resident may have been in contact with the virus while overseas and is now undergoing a 21-day screening program. Officials have not released the identity of the patient.

Fearing HIV Outbreak, Indiana Calls On CDC

Posted On March 23, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- A team of experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected in Indiana today as that state tries to get a handle on a potential HIV outbreak. Between 2013 and 2014, new HIV infections were up 51-percent. Since the beginning of this year, over two dozen new cases have…