Health News Archives

Forgetting dates doesn’t mean President Biden's decision-making or cognitive fitness is failing: Doctors

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(NEW YORK) — In a special council report released last week, President Joe Biden was described as an “elderly man with a poor memory,” but doctors say it’s impossible to use isolated examples to diagnose a memory problem, as memories can be impacted by more than aging, and memories don’t solely determine a person’s cognitive fitness.... [Read Full Story]

Drug shortage can put patients' lives at risk, experts warn

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(NEW YORK) — National shortage of over-the-counter and prescription drugs for health issues such as asthma, ADHD or cancer have been troubling patients and medical personnel for more than a year — and at a hearing this week, lawmakers and experts discussed the threats that patients face without having access to the drugs they need.... [Read Full Story]

Heart health month: What we know about lipoprotein (a)

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(NEW YORK) — For decades, doctors have encouraged patients to monitor their cholesterol levels, with studies showing that heart disease risk increases with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as the “bad cholesterol,” and not enough high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as the “good cholesterol.”... [Read Full Story]