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Fears of Mortality Often Misplaced

By Dr. Baxter Allen
By Dr. Baxter Allen

We often think that plane crashes and random acts of violence in our country are the causes most to be feared. They are not. Dr. Baxter Allen gives us a list of the 'Top Ten Causes of Death in America.'

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Dr. Pat Consults: Dementia—Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Diagnosis

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

There are a number of risk factors for developing dementia. These can be thought of broadly in two categories: those that you can do something about and those that you cannot. Risk factors you can’t change include aging—risk dramatically rises with age, with more than 50 percent of those older than 85 being affected—and genetics.

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