September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month — Quick, Important Facts to Know


Every September, the public is alerted to the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease — and the many steps we can take to make life more tolerable for those who currently suffer from this devastating condition. Still, many people remain woefully unaware of the huge role Alzheimer’s plays in modern society. Below, we offer clarification with a few quick facts worth examining: Over 5.8 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s Although the condition typically strikes older individuals, early-onset versions remain surprisingly common. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 200,000 people under the age of 65 suffer this condition. The disease is more…

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Revelations on Genetic Risks of IVF | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog


Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire For nearly thirty years, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) has been consider relatively safe.  A recent report in the New York Times, however, reports that new epidemiological studies and scientific techniques have revealed findings that suggest that “there may be some abnormal patterns of gene expression associated with IVF and a possible increase in rare but devastating genetic disorders that appear to be directly linked to those unusual gene expression patterns.”  The report also states that, with IVF, there “appears to be an increased risk of premature birth and of babies with low birth weight for…

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