NorthShore University HealthSystem

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Proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are a class of drugs that treat acid reflux and peptic ulcers. The three most commonly prescribed PPIs are omeprazole, pantoprazole and esomeprazole. In recent years, some studies reported that PPIs increase risk for dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. We hear patients asking questions about this issue, so I’d like to clarify what we currently know about this risk.
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The rapid rise in technology has provided us with modern discoveries, rekindled connections and new opportunities to collaborate and create. But has our country’s increased technology use also contributed to a rise in neck and back injuries? Here are some tips to alleviate bone and joint stresses at home and in the office.
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As we head toward the shortest day of sunlight, it’s a fitting time to talk about vitamin D and the brain.
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This second installment to the three-part series in recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month continues its focus on new research to reduce risks and prevent the disease.
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By Dr. Smita Patel
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One question we often hear from patients is related to genetic testing for “the Alzheimer’s gene.” I’d like to take this opportunity to talk a little about genes, genetic testing and Alzheimer’s.
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Women may face yet another disadvantage when it comes to early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
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