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Expert panel says “no” to widespread testing for Alzheimer’s, dementia

Posted March 25, 2014, 4:00 pm, Updated March 28, 2014, 12:09 pm Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch A new report from the Alzheimerís Association says that as many as 5 million Americans have Alzheimerís disease or some other form of dementia. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimerís disease or dementia. Thatís 470,000 Americans this year alone. …

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