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Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s test’

By On May 6th, 2014

Potential Alzheimer’s Disease Blood Test Raises Ethical Concerns

On the surface, the prospect of a simple test that can identify Alzheimer’s disease years before it appears symptomatically seems like a miracle. But, when a promising study was recently announced suggesting one such test may be coming sooner than previously thought, many experts seemed discomforted. Currently, there is no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.…

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By On January 3rd, 2013

New Alzheimer’s Test Not For Everyone

It’s been about eight months since the Food and Drug Administration approved a test that can aide doctors in identifying those at risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s but many obstacles remain in the way before the test becomes widely adopted. At about $3-thousand, the price tag coupled with the fact that most insurance plans will…

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