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NDSU researcher awarded $1.89 million grant for Alzheimer’s study

Jagdish Singh, chair and professor in pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Health Professions at North Dakota State University, is receiving a $1.89 million grant award for an Alzheimer’s disease study. The goal of the research is to develop a new delivery system that uses neurotrophic ...

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Rosie Winczewski, left, and Sandy Drevecky walk on the track at the Minot Family YMCA Dec. 1.

Walking provides great start toward fitness

Seniors seeking an uncomplicated way to improve their fitness should slip on their sneakers and walk. “The greatest advantage of walking over other types of exercise is the majority of people are able to do it, and it’s a great way to get started, especially if you have not been ...

North Dakota’s 62,100 family caregivers need our support

Family caregiving affects just about everyone. If you haven’t been a caregiver, chances are you will be in the future. In North Dakota, more than 62,000 family caregivers help parents, spouses, children with disabilities, and other loved ones live independently at home. They provide a wide ...

Enough winter already?!

Tired of shoveling yet? Old Man Winter has reared his fearsome head, and thus far this winter, he means business. And moving all that snow hasn’t been the only issue. Slippery sidewalks and lots, bitter cold and awful driving conditions have combined to hit a cruddy grand slam of weather ...

An Alzheimer’s drug fails, but many others still in testing

Another major Alzheimer's drug study has failed, leaving patients and families wondering if there ever will be a treatment to slow or reverse the most common form of dementia, which afflicts more than 5 million in the United States alone. Eli Lilly & Co. said Wednesday that ...

Calling all couch potatoes

As the temperature continues to drop and the snow is piling up outside it can be very tempting to stay inside, cozied up under a blanket, relaxing on the couch. However, it’s important to remember to be physically active every day to stay healthy. Physical activity is important for people ...

Prevent Medicare fraud with these do’s and don’t’s

Medicare fraud wastes a lot of money each year and results in higher health care costs and taxes for everyone. Con artists commit Medicare fraud by getting people’s Medicare number. People with Medicare are the first line of defense and can help fight Medicare fraud and abuse. Here are some ...