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July 2013 Archives

Fighting dementia early may be as simple as asking the patient

Catching age-related illnesses early is often key to combating the debilitating symptoms that often follow. This is certainly true for people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia because of how quickly these diseases can manifest and progress as a person ages. But new information presented at the Alzheimer’s Association conference in Boston recently suggests that asking patient’s about their conditions may be the first step to detecting a problem early.

Gov. Perry continues efforts to help disabled vets get benefits

Looking out over the crowd of people at the American Legion Department of Texas Annual State Convention this month, there was likely no doubt in Gov. Rick Perry's mind that there were a lot of people in the state who had served their country in their lifetime.  But despite their valiant service, many disabled veterans in the state are still waiting to receive benefits in the extensive backlog through the Veteran's Administration.

Disfiguring injury ends in groundbreaking face transplant surgery

Few people here in Texas can imagine what it would be like to suffer a debilitating injury. To have your life changed in one heart-stopping moment seems like more of a nightmare than a reality. But for one man from Maryland that nightmare did become a nightmare—one that lasted nearly 15 years.

New research may have found cause of fibromyalgia pain

Other than osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is considered to be one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, according to WebMD. Recent statistics suggest that more than 12 million Americans suffer from this debilitating disease which carries with it such symptoms as anxiety, depression, widespread pain, decreased pain threshold or tender joints, and incapacitating fatigue. As a result, many sufferers of this disease find it hard to live from day to day and often are unable to work as a result.