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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Chance of a senior developing Alzheimer's has dropped 44% over the last 30 years

ALFA: Alzheimer’s taskforce ignores assisted living options

In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Assisted Living Federation of America said it was “dismayed to see the lack of acknowledgment of the role assisted living has in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease,” in the HHS taskforce plan released Jan. 9.

'Epidemic' diuretic overuse is harming seniors, researcher says

U.S. life expectancy rises to new record in 2007

Life expectancy in the United States reached a new high in 2007, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meanwhile, the mortality rate fell for the eighth straight year.

CDC predicts H1N1 virus to affect 40% of Americans

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet Wednesday to decide on an approach for inoculating Americans against the H1N1 virus. That comes after the agency projected that the virus could affect up to 40% of the U.S. population.

Amid swine flu fears, hand washing is imperative

This seems to be the season of animal-related nuisances—mice, cockroaches, and now the dreaded swine flu. Of course, you can take precautions against the first two (click here to see our latest Guest Column), but the third is a bit more frightening as a result of its unpredictable nature. As of today, 40 confirmed cases…

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