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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Living with early-onset dementia
    Pat Summitt, the 59-year old Hall of Fame women's basketball coach at Tennessee, announced last week that she's been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Today, we look treatment developments and what it means to live with early-onset dementia.9:06 a.m.
    Dr. Creighton Phelps: director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers Program at the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.
    Kate Preskenis: Author of The Gene Guillotine: An Early-Onset Alzheimer's Memoir
  • Are routine screening tests necessary?
    New research shows that many common medical tests and procedures don't save lives and can even be potentially harmful to patients. But the idea that less care can mean better care goes runs counter to the message that screening for disease is inherently beneficial.10:06 a.m.
    Steven Nissen, MD: Chair of the department of cardiovascular medicine Cleveland Clinic.
    Craig Bowron, MD: is a hospitalist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

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