Drug-resistant ‘superbug’ threat mounts [Health News via Wallstreet]

This article is reminiscent of all the times our belated parents were in and out of the hospital due to their terminal illnesses. They were fortunate to overcome several pneumonias of which at times they struggled with  antibiotic-resistant infections, thus extending their hospital stay.  Indeed, after 13 years of caring for mom and dad, we’ve witnessed […]

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Tips for Making the Critical Home-care Decision

When I was in my twenties, the idea of nursing homes and assisted living centers for my parents was nowhere on my radar. Mom and dad were busy enjoying their retirement years, traveling and playing golf every chance they got. Unfortunately within a few years, fate decided to step in and change things up a […]

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Brain Pacemaker May Treat Alzheimer’s [via Mashables]

Last month, surgeons at Johns Hopkins implanted a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient with mild Alzheimer’s, the sixth patient in a multicenter trial of the experimental therapy. The hope is that the electrical stimulation delivered by the device could improve memory and slow cognitive decline in patients with the disease. MIT Technology Review  [via […]

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