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TRUE OR FALSE

Tick bites can lead to a red
meat allergy.

TRUE. Researchers have linked an allergy
to alpha-gal, a molecule found naturally in red
meat, to bites from a particular species of tick
called Lone Star. The tick is commonly found
in the Southeast, as well as some parts of New
York, New Jersey and New England. Those who
develop an alpha-gal allergy from these tick bites
can experience anaphylaxis-an allergic reaction
that constricts airways and causes blood pressure to plummet-three to six hours after eating
red meat.

STATS:
ALZHEIMER'S
DISEASE
1 in 10

people age 65 and older
has Alzheimer's.

It is the

No. 6
leading cause of death
in the U.S.

Almost

2/3

SET YOUR
SIGHTS ON
LONGEVITY
Older women who undergo surgery to remove cataracts lower
their risk of death by 60 percent.
That finding comes from a 20-year
study of nearly 75,000 women
that was published in the journal
JAMA Ophthalmology.
Cataracts, a clouding of the eye
lens that typically forms with age,
causes problems such as loss of
focus and impaired night vision.
Researchers believe that cataract
surgery helps extend lives because
once vision is improved, people
get more exercise, stay compliant
with medication and decrease their
risk of falling or having accidents
while driving.

of Americans with
Alzheimer's are women.

CANCER DEATHS

PHOTOS BY GETTY IMAGES

DECLINING

Need to hear some good news?
Deaths from cancer decreased by 26 percent
between 1991 and 2015. That translates to nearly 2.4
million fewer deaths.
The statistics, published in CA: A Cancer Journal
for Clinicians, showed that lung cancer is the most
common cause of cancer death for both men and
women. Other common causes of cancer deaths
include breast for women, prostate for men and
colorectal for both sexes.
Researchers believe that death rates have reduced
because of improved treatments and early detection.
The death rate could be further reduced if fewer
people smoked, as smoking is the cause of nearly a
third of cancer deaths.

In 2016, nearly

16
MILLION

friends and family
members provided
unpaid help valued at

$230
BILLION

to people with Alzheimer's
and other dementias.

Source: Alzheimer's Association

FALL 2018

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