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Del. Heather Mizeur. (credit: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Women's Campaign Fund)

Mizeur Calls For Legal Physician-Assisted Suicide, State-Run Retirement Savings Plan

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur wants to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients and implement a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don’t have retirement plans from their employers.

04/16/2014

You promise "in sickness and in health," but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for mom, dad or even the in-laws.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Owner of Nursing Home Sentenced For Neglect of Alzheimer’s Patient

The owner of a Boonsboro assisted-living center is going to prison for neglecting an Alzheimer’s patient who fell through the floor.

01/13/2014

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Silver Spring Man Sentenced for Neglect of Elderly Md. Woman

The owner of a Boonsboro assisted-living center is going to prison for neglecting an Alzheimer’s patient who fell through the floor.

01/13/2014

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Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.

07/15/2013

The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Study: Dementia Care Costs US Nearly $215 Billion Per Year, Expected To Double By 2040

The cost of care for Americans living with dementia reaches nearly $215 billion annually.

04/04/2013

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Obama Set To Announce Federal Initiative To Map The Human Brain

President Obama has announced a broad new research initiative to map and explore the human brain.

04/02/2013

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Study: Former NFL Players Unusually Prone To Dying From Brain Disease

Researchers published a study indicating that former NFL players are unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease.

09/06/2012

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Prince George’s County Executive Baker Shares News Of Ailing Wife

Prince Georges County Executive Rushern Baker shared some difficult news with the media about the health of a family member.

08/01/2012

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Police Seek Assistance In Locating Missing Person

The Prince George’s County Police Department seeks your assistance in locating a missing person.

07/30/2012

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Large-Scale Sleep Study Links Lack Of Sleep To Alzheimer’s And Mental Deterioration

A new study shows poor sleep patterns can play a major contributing role in the development of Alzheimer’s and other mental deficiencies.

07/18/2012

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