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    1. Ghost disease: A first-hand, disturbing account of delirium after surgery

      Ghost disease: A first-hand, disturbing account of delirium after surgery

      It is a ghost disease. More than 2 million Americans are haunted every year by postoperative delirium, a strange, creeping state of confusion that the medical profession admits it can neither understand nor cure. It is a problem that affects the brain, divorces its victims from reality and plunges them into a state of derangement — and few doctors can tell them why. Indeed, physicians usually cannot even see the symptoms of this disease until the patient already is in its grip.

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    2. The global long term care market size is expected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2026

      The global long term care market size is expected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2026

      The global long term care market size is expected to reach USD 1.7 billionby 2026., exhibiting a 7.5% CAGR during the forecast period. The market is expected to grow primarily owing to rising prevalence of target diseases, especially Alzheimer's and other dementias, among the aging population. In addition to this, increasing awareness about different long term care (LTC) facilities and the increasing medical coverage for home healthcare are likely to benefit market growth.

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    3. California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

      California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

      The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.

      For the past year, California state and county mental health officials, along with patient representatives, have met regularly with Mindstrong and another company, 7 Cups, to test smartphoneapps for people receiving care through the state’s public mental health system. Officials from 13 counties and two cities are involved, and the apps are already available to the public.

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    4. Hormones Can Cause Belly Fat - Here's What You Can Do to Lose It, According to 2 Experts

      Hormones Can Cause Belly Fat - Here's What You Can Do to Lose It, According to 2 Experts

      "ove handles, belly fat, "thunder thighs" are key "problem areas" for women mostly, but men struggle with them too.  As you get older your metabolism slows down and your genetics start to greatly influence changes in your body and abilities.  If you're not eating a balanced diet and exercising you're in for a rude awakening but don't fear there's ideas of things you can do to stop this. 

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    5. These Wonders Happen To Your Body If You Start Consuming Two Eggs A Day – HealthZap

      These Wonders Happen To Your Body If You Start Consuming Two Eggs A Day – HealthZap

      We've all heard it, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg," but have you heard the latest, "An egg a day is better than a hen tomorrow, but two eggs a day are even better than a chicken tomorrow."  Concept is that if you're not starting your day off with the "most important meal of the day" including eggs you're robbing your body of some amazing benefits.  So, put down that bagel and let's get cracking.  
      Here are some of the amazing health benefits which could be derived by consuming a pair of eggs daily.

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    6. Six Simple Barre Stretches to Try on Vacation

      Six Simple Barre Stretches to Try on Vacation

      Traveling — even for fun — can be tough on our bodies. Hours spent in airline seats, heavy meals and long stretches of touristy walking or standing can leave muscles and joints stiff and achy.

      I asked two well-known fitness trainers, Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito, for some simple exercises that travelers of any age or condition can do on the move, no matter where they may be.

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    7. High Doses of B Vitamins Tied to Hip Fractures in Women

      High Doses of B Vitamins Tied to Hip Fractures in Women

      Large doses of vitamin B supplements are linked to an increased risk for hip fracture in older women, researchers report.

      The recommended dietary allowance for healthy women over 50 — 2.4 micrograms of B12 and 1.5 milligrams of B6 — would be fulfilled by eating six ounces of cooked tuna, and there are many other foods that contain these vitamins. One tablet of Centrum Silver, a widely used brand of multivitamins, contains 50 micrograms of vitamin B12 and 5 milligrams of B6.

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    8. What to Know About Measles and Shingles Vaccines

      What to Know About Measles and Shingles Vaccines

       You probably know there’s a measles outbreak. And you may have heard that there’s a shortage of the most effective vaccine to prevent shingles, a cousin of the childhood disease chickenpox. Did you know that both viruses are especially bad news for older Americans? “We think back to childhood and most kids did fine.

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    9. Preventable hospitalizations: All 50 states, ranked

      Preventable hospitalizations: All 50 states, ranked

      Hawaii is home to the fewest preventable hospitalizations in the nation per 1,000 Medicare patients, whereas Kentucky far exceeds the national average of 49.4. Preventable hospitalizations most often occur when conditions are not treated early in an outpatient setting. They often affect people without health insurance and add an estimated $30.8 billion annually in nonessential financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system, according to the United Health Foundation.

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    10. U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession

      U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession

      The United States’ birthrate fell for a fourth consecutive year in 2018, bringing the number of people born in the country to its lowest level in 32 years, according to provisional figures published on Wednesday by the federal government. It said the fertility rate in the United States also fell to a record low.

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