Can Anti-inflammatory Therapies Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

You’ve probably seen headlines reporting that in 2015, researchers at Pfizer made a startling discovery that the company kept secret from the world. According to the Washington Post, which broke this story, “The company’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis therapy Enbrel, a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, appeared to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 64 percent.” The finding came from an analysis …

10 Lifestyle Moves That Could Lower Your Dementia Risk by 35 Percent

More than 5 million Americans are living with dementia. The two most common forms of this progressive memory-robbing disorder are Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia, both of which are linked to problems with the heart and blood vessels. AD alone ranks as the most expensive disease in the U.S., costing up to $215 billion a year, more than double …

4 Scary Reasons to Take Your Dental Health Seriously

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which honors the work of a potentially lifesaving member of your heart-attack-and-stroke prevention team: your dental provider. Recent research links poor oral health to increased risk for many deadly disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of Americans. Conversely, people who take excellent care of their teeth and gums …