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Untreated Sleep Apnea May Worsen Markers Of Heart Health And Diabetes

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Reuters: Untreated Sleep Apnea May Worsen Markers Of Heart Health And Diabetes 
Properly treating a common sleep-related breathing disorder may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a new study suggests. If people with obstructive sleep apnea don’t use machines at night to help keep the airway open, measures of their heart health and blood sugar worsen, researchers found. (6/17)


CNN: How Marriage Might Be Linked To Lower Dementia Risk

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CNN: How Marriage Might Be Linked To Lower Dementia Risk 
Your relationship status might be associated with your dementia risk, and a new research review paper reveals how. Dementia, a loss of brain function, usually occurs in older age. The most common type is Alzheimer’s disease. People who have been single all of their lives could have a 42% higher risk of developing dementia than those who are married, suggests the paper, published Tuesday in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. (Howard, 11/28)


NPR: Modifiable Stroke Risks Still Rising Across All Ages, Races

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NPR: Modifiable Stroke Risks Still Rising Across All Ages, Races 
For years, doctors have been warning us that high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, illegal drug use and diabetes increase our chances of having a potentially fatal stroke. And yet, most of the stroke patients showing up at hospitals from 2004 to 2014 had one or more of these risk factors. And the numbers of people at risk in this way tended to grow among all age groups and ethnicities in that time period. (Fulton, 10/11)


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