Tag Archives: Prevent

GOP nears chance to undo Obamacare — but without a plan to prevent chaos or electoral disaster

Republicans are nearing an opportunity to undo Obamacare that could wreak unprecedented disruption on healthcare markets and expose the party to tremendous political risk in the 2020 elections. A Republican-led lawsuit against Obamacare working its way through the courts could leave at least 20 million people uninsured and expose sick patients to higher costs. Meanwhile,… Read More »

Five ways to prevent dementia that involve a simple lifestyle change

Diet, exercise and socializing are just a few of the ways people can prevent dementia, new World Health Organization guidelines suggest. Yes, it’s that simple: making changes to your lifestyle can mitigate the risks of developing the terrible disease. “What is good for our heart, is also good for our brain,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom… Read More »

Supplements Won’t Prevent Dementia. But These Steps Might.

Donna Kaye Hill realized that her 80-year-old mother was faltering cognitively when her phone suddenly stopped working. When Ms. Hill called the phone company, “they told me she hadn’t paid her bill in three months.” Finding other alarming evidence of memory gaps, she took her mother, Katie, to a memory clinic. A geriatrician there diagnosed… Read More »

Doctors trying to prevent recurrent miscarriages were misguided in looking only at women

Faulty sperm may be the reason why women suffer multiple miscarriages, scientists suspect, after finding that men whose partners struggle to carry a child to term have more DNA errors. Researchers at Imperial College investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had experienced three or more consecutive miscarriages. After comparing the results with… Read More »