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  • Health Beat: Making drugs safer: Izzy's story

    Health Beat: Making drugs safer: Izzy's story

    It's the last thing many of us would expect; something that's supposed to make us better does the opposite.

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  • Health Beat: Inclusion-body myositis: IBM

    Health Beat: Inclusion-body myositis: IBM

    It's a condition that causes the body's immune system to turn against its own muscles, making it difficult to walk or lift heavy things. Inclusion-body myositis is often misdiagnosed or dismissed as a normal part of aging.

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  • Health Beat: REM sleep disorder

    Health Beat: REM sleep disorder

    It's a condition that most of us have never heard of, but REM sleep behavior disorder is most common in men who also have Parkinson's disease or Lewy body dementia. When most of us sleep, our bodies enter a state of muscle paralysis. People with REM sleep behavior disorder lose that and are capable of acting out physical activity in their dreams, which can be violent

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  • Health Beat: Lewy body dementia

    Health Beat: Lewy body dementia

    More than one million Americans face a devastating disease that affects balance and destroys memory. Now, for the first time, researchers are studying treatments for people with Lewy body dementia.

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  • Health Beat: Early onset Alzheimer's: DIAN-TU trial

    Health Beat: Early onset Alzheimer's: DIAN-TU trial

    Alzheimer's disease is devastating for patients, their families and friends. For many, symptoms begin to appear when a person is in his or her 60s or 70s, but a small percentage of people begin to show signs in their 50s, 40s, and even 30s. Researchers are studying new therapies that may slow progression in these younger patients.

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