Tag: Dementia

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. Even people who get less exercise than recommended have less risk than folks who don’t break a sweat at all. "If someone is completely inactive, the best thing they can do is even getting out and taking a walk," said Hannah Arem, a health researcher at George Washington University. For people who think they don’t have enough time for...

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Warnings After Several Silver Alerts

RGV (KFXV) — Just a few hours ago an alert caused commotion for authorities and the community. A silver alert was emitted for 86 year-old, Maynard Maywood who suffers of a cognitive impairment. Right now Maywood is back home safely. Authorities feared for his life since they consider him a danger to himself. This is not the first time a Silver Alert is sent out for the valley. Fox 2 News spoke to experts who say it’s crucial to be informed about these illnesses that affect the elderly population. They also add they should be under supervision at all...

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Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

CHICAGO (AP) — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras’ past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence. A former partner repeatedly beat her, she says. “He would hit me mainly in the head so that nobody would see the injuries. He’d hit me in the back of the head so the bruises wouldn’t show,” the Phoenix woman said. The abuse from her ex-partner took a heavy emotional toll, Contreras says. But even though he sometimes knocked her out, she...

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Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning. She was 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012. Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most....

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NFL official links football, CTE; could it affect $1B deal?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Critics of the NFL’s proposed $1 billion plan to settle concussion claims say a league official’s acknowledgement of a link between football and the brain disease CTE is a game changer. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia is weighing a challenge to the settlement that would exclude future cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The pending deal would instead pay for prior deaths involving CTE and for illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Critics want the plan expanded to include future CTE cases. NFL senior vice president Jeff Miller told a congressional panel Monday...

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