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What does it mean when you have eye floaters

It’s happened to many of as at one time or another and for one reason or another: we are going about our day, working or running errands or playing with the kids, when suddenly, out of the corner of our eye, we see strangle little “floaters” that look like dark specs or transparent shapes floating […]

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Rural Patients With Alzheimer Disease Have Shorter Survival

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 — Rural Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer disease and related dementia (ADRD) spend more time in nursing homes, receive less home health care, and have shorter survival than their urban counterparts, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in JAMA Network Open. Momotazur Rahman, Ph.D., from the Brown University School of […]

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Why do minorities have higher rates of kidney failure?

A new study investigates the reasons behind higher incidences of kidney failure among US minorities. The findings will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. In the United States, Blacks and Hispanics have higher incidences of kidney failure than whites, but it’s unclear if this is driven by inherently faster […]