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March 28, 2022

Weekly review: This brain condition could be an early sign of Alzheimer's—but many Americans don't know they have it

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    Modern Healthcare's "Top 25 Emerging Leaders," why Covid-19 has had a "comparatively minimal impact" on Africa, and more.

    This brain condition could be an early sign of Alzheimer's—but many Americans don't know they have it (Monday, March 21)

    One in seven people ages 60 and older have a brain condition that could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease—but a recent report from the Alzheimer's Association found many people know very little about it.

    The 'Top 25 Emerging Leaders' in health care, according to Modern Healthcare (Tuesday, March 22)

    Modern Healthcare released its annual list of the "Top 25 Emerging Leaders," recognizing young health care leaders who have sparked growth and innovation in the industry.

    How a fatal medical error led to criminal charges (Wednesday, March 23)

    After a medication error resulted in a patient's death, a nurse is now on trial for criminal charges, Brett Kelman writes for Kaiser Health News—and nurses nationwide are monitoring the trial since "they know this could be them" next.

    Why Covid-19 has had a 'comparatively minimal impact' on Africa (Thursday, March 24)

    Despite data showing the coronavirus is widespread across Africa, Covid-19 hospitalization and death rates seem to be relatively low across the continent, Stephanie Nolen writes for the New York Times—leading some experts to question whether the African Union's current push to increase Covid-19 vaccination rates is the best use of health resources.

    An 'alarming' discovery: Microplastics found in human blood for the first time (Friday, March 25)

    Microplastics were found in the blood of nearly 80% of people in a recent study published in Environment International, marking the first time the particles have ever been detected in human blood.

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