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Featured Series - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease - elderly, senion, thoughAlmost four million people in the United States are affected by Alzheimer's disease, one of the most dreaded 'old age' types of conditions because it is so progressive and debilitating.  Characterized by disorientation and impaired memory, Alzheimer's can create a strain on all persons involved -- whether the patient or family caregiver. The disease is apparently caused by an attack in the brain, affecting one’s memory, thinking skills and judgment.  In our Understanding Alzheimer's Disease article series, we take a look at the potential causes of Alzheimer's, early signs and later stages of the disease, and tips for living with someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  We also explore some suggestions for preventing Alzheimers -- or at least slowing it down -- and some vitamins and supplements that appear to boost brain power.

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Health Articles & Reviews

Many of our articles are approved by licensed medical personnel.  Whenever you see the stethoscope icon on an article page, the article has been reviewed by a medical professional.  Here are some of this month's features.

Everyone seems to have some kind of an allergy. Did you know that peanut allergies are on the rise?  Visit our Immune System and Allergies Section for more information.

Childhood obesity is a problem worldwide.  If your child is overweight or obese, he or she may develop serious medical conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, or hypertension.

Sleep Apnea - The Other Silent Killer - In our Lungs and Respiratory Section, we explore obstructive sleep apnea and CPAP.

"Baby blues" are more common than you may think.  But if they last more than two weeks, it could be indicative of more serious problems.  Visit the Women's Health Issues.

Featured Natural Remedy



What is it? Neem is clinically proven to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Neem has been shown to regulate the immune system, lower blood sugars, reduce fevers, fight gum disease, and act as a tonic for the heart. Despised by over 200 species of insects it is a safe and effective insecticide and bug repellent which is harmless to humans. Additionally, neem has been used historically to treat bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, and to boost the immune system. Widely available in India, neem products until recently were virtually absent from the American market, where the scientific validation gives them a competitive edge over many less proven products. Neem is derived from the Neem tree, a fast growing, umbrella shaped, evergreen tree belonging to the mahogany family. Neem has over 4500 hundred years of use in its native India, where it is referred to as the "village pharmacy". Numerous scientific and clinical studies validate neem's many uses.

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