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  1. Medical Marijuana May Ease Some MS Symptoms, Study Concludes

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana can help relieve some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but whether it can benefit patients with other neurological disorders is still unclear, according to a new review by top neurologists. Doctors with

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  2. When Is It Time to Ask for More Help?

    As a caregiver, you may want to do it all and take care of your loved one alone. But there are times when you may need help -- either temporarily or permanently. Here are signs that it may be time to ask for support, and how to get it. It may have been easier to give care when you were driving to do

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  3. Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- What many parents of children with autism have long suspected -- that autism and gastrointestinal complaints often go together -- is now supported by a new study. The study, a review of medical research, found that child

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  4. Helping Older Adults Deal With Life's Big Events

    When you’re a caregiver, you and your loved one are likely to face challenges together. Three big life changes in particular -- moving, giving up driving, and dealing with the death of a spouse -- can be emotional. Here are some practical tips for caregivers in dealing with difficult changes. Older

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  5. Tips for Caregivers

    When you notice that your loved one starts to need help, it may be hard to get them to understand and accept it. Cathy Alessi, MD, president of the American Geriatrics Society, offers these tips. As people get older, some are willing to accept help and some are not. When I see patients who are not d

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  6. FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism Treatments

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Companies that make false or misleading claims that their products and therapies can treat or even cure autism face possible legal action if they continue, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned them. As part of

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  7. Balancing Work and Caregiving

    If you're like most caregivers, taking care of your loved one isn't the only work you do. Trying to balance both can be hard. Here are some tips that might help. When your private life affects your work life, it's time to talk to your boss, says Amy Goyer, the AARP's home and family expert and autho

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  8. Cell-Targeted Therapy Shows Promise Against MS

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment targeting specific white blood cells in the immune system known as B cells may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. The study involved 231 people with a form of MS that's ca

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  9. Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage. Now, new efforts to hasten treatment in both ambulances and emergency

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  10. Seniors With Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with mild symptoms of mental decline may face a higher risk of dying earlier than those with no thinking or memory problems, new Mayo Clinic research suggests. Folks with mild impairment of memory or thought

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