Blog Posts - November 2017

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Not Your Mother's Genes?

Not Your Mother's Genes?
I once had a discussion with a friend, who is a geneticist, about his research. Perhaps a bit tongue-in-cheek, I suggested that he rethink his current cell experiments and instead study someone healthy—like me. I consider myself to have an exceptional immune system, passed down from my mother and now, in turn, passed to my daughters.  Read more...


 

Dementia in Films: Getting It Wrong

Dementia in Films: Getting It Wrong
Fiona, a woman in her 70s living with Alzheimer’s disease, announces to her husband, Grant, “We are at that stage.” She means the point at which she belongs in a nursing home. Her husband, like almost all family caregivers, finds it hard to take that step. But Fiona says, “You don’t have to make that decision alone, Grant, I’ve already made up my mind.” That’s a shocking statement, in part because people with dementia find making decisions difficult.  Read more...


 

Health experts are talking about…

Health experts are talking about…
Despite the current uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it’s still the law. Everyone is required to have health insurance, either through an employer or the individual marketplace. If you want to make changes to your existing health plan or sign up for a new one, you only have 45 days to do so this year. Open enrollment began November 1 and runs through December 15, 2017.  Read more...


 

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