Treating Alzheimer’s: Rolfe Johnson of Houston is 1st in Texas to try promising Aduhelm therapy

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — There’s a possible breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s. A recently-approved infusion therapy, called Aduhelm, is being used to treat the disease and a Houston man is the first in Texas to try it.

“There was a lot of celebration,” said 82-year-old Rolfe Johnson.

Johnson recently tried Aduhelm at UTHealth. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago and spoke with ABC13 about trying the new treatment.

“I might have been a little frightened, or a little apprehensive, except that I had already been through two trials of other drugs in years past, and so far,

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Here’s Why You Should Stop Using the Phrase “Summer Body”

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Key Takeaways

  • Experts say the term “summer body” implies that bodies need to look a certain way in order to enjoy summer.
  • Weight stigma is associated with greater disordered eating, sleep disturbances, and alcohol use.
  • Support groups and seeking professional help can help you heal your relationship with your body and food.

Like clockwork every summer, Jessica Wendall*, a product manager based in Maryland, braces herself. As the warmer months roll in, she starts seeing women online and close friends post about their ideal body on social media. The infamous phrase “summer body” permeates her conversations.

For Wendall, this concept

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Dr. Fauci Warns of Infections After Vaccination

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The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet, as the new Delta variant threatens vulnerable communities—and vulnerable people, like unvaccinated children, who are getting sicker and sicker. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appeared on CNN last night opposite Don Lemon to sound an alarm, and said what you can do to stay safe given these new circumstances. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It.

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Fungal infections worldwide are becoming resistant to drugs and more deadly

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Say “fungus” and most people in the world would probably visualize a mushroom.

But this fascinating and beautiful group of microbes has offered the world more than just foods like edible mushrooms. Fungi are also a source of antibiotics – for example, penicillin from Penicillium – as well as the yeasts and other fermentation agents that make bread rise, give cheese its flavor and put the alcohol in wine and beer.

Many people may also not realize that some fungi can cause disease. However, athlete’s foot, thrush, ringworm and other ailments are caused by fungi, and some are serious risks

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Norman city council votes to ban ‘conversion therapy for children

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Norman city council votes to ban conversion therapy for children



FINANCIAL — THE NORMAN CITY COUNCIL VOTING TO BAN CONVERSION SHERIFF- – CONVERSION THERAPY FOR CHILDN,RE THE PRACTICE OF TRYING TO CHANGE MESOONE FROM HOMOSEXUAL TO HETEROSEXUAL. THE ORDINANCE BANS THE CITY FROM UING CITY MONEY FOR CONVERSION THERAPY. ANYONE CAUGHT VIOLATING THIS WOULD FACE UP TO $750 IN FINES AND 60 DAYS IN JAI

Norman city council votes to ban conversion therapy for children

The Norman city council voted to ban

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