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Since the year 2000, Alzheimer’s deaths have increased by 89 percent. In fact, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia take more lives than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Early detection and treatment are crucial. The classic signs of dementia are easy to recognize: memory loss and personality changes. However, some symptoms are surprising and not well known.

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Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) is a daily struggle that you understand all too well. The central nervous system disease is often unpredictable and can strike each patient in different ways. The condition interrupts the communication between the brain and the body, and you can develop more mild symptoms, such as leg tingling or muscle weakness, or progress to more severe symptoms of the disease, such as the inability to walk or loss of bladder control.

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Tinnitus is the experience of sound in the head or ears that does not have an external source. It may take the form of hissing, buzzing whistling or other sounds. This condition is extremely common in mild forms, but about 5 percent of the population report that it affects their daily life negatively. It is estimated that some 50 million U.S. adults suffer from some form of tinnitus. In severe cases, it can cause insomnia, stress and difficulty concentrating and communicating.

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An electromyogram (EMG) gauges the electrical activity of your muscles while resting and also during contractions. This type of nerve conduction study measures the speed with which the nerves transmit electrical signals. The benefits of the test include finding diseases that damage muscle tissue, nerves or the areas between muscles and nerves. They also help determine the cause of muscle twitching, paralysis or weakness.

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