Tag Archives: Double

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain Health Day,” launched this week, most research on these disorders focus on only one gender — right down to the mice… Read More »

Watch a Double Arm Amputee Conquer a Box Jump

NubAbility Athletics Foundation is an organization that looks to provide opportunities for limb different youth (that’s a term for kids who are either congenital or traumatic amputees) in sports. The non-profit matches up kids with coaches with similar limb differences at camps held around the U.S. to help participants learn how to take on their… Read More »

When doctors address bad reviews, patient satisfaction can double

As healthcare becomes more consumer-centric, online reviews carry added weight. Negative reviews on sites like Yelp and others can drive patients to other providers, hurting bottom lines and damaging provider/hospital reputations. But there’s something doctors can do about it: address the negative reviews. A new Patientpop survey of 839 patients found that patients like it… Read More »