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THERAPY TORTOISE COMFORTS RESIDENTS AT NURSING HOME - Tuesday, June 30
Shelly is among the slowest in his nursing home. That's probably OK, though, because he's a 20 year-old African spur thigh tortoise. 
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SCIENTISTS EXPLORE WHY MOST ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS ARE WOMEN - Monday, June 29
Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. 
CBS News

GUINEA PIGS ARE AUTISTIC CHILD’S BEST FRIEND - Monday, June 29
Guinea pigs do not judge, and they do not bully. New studies suggest this makes them great pet companions for children on the austic spectrum. It's a relationship of man and beast that could have real behavioral benefits. New York Times

MEADOWOOD NURSING CENTER RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD - Friday, June 26
Meadowood Nursing Center joins 18 other fellow CAHF member facilities in being recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Bronze — Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents. Lake County Record-Bee

SUPREME COURT ALLOWS HEALTH-CARE SUBSIDIES - Thursday, June 25
In a 6-to-3 ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled constitutional President Obama’s health care law, which allows the government to provide nationwide tax subsidies for health insurance. New York Times

STUDY: DIABETES MEDICATION REDUCES DEMENTIA RISK - Wednesday, June 24
Prior research has shown older adults with diabetes have a higher risk of developing dementia, but a new study finds that a frequently prescribed diabetes drug could reduce that risk. McKnight's

STUDY: C-SECTIONS LIKELY NOT A CAUSE OF AUTISM - Wednesday, June 24
Last fall, news headlines touted a study had found that kids born via C-section were more likely to develop autism. Now, after a deeper data dive the same researchers have released an updated study suggesting that link was a coincidence. 89.3 KPCC

NOISY NEIGHBORHOODS TIED TO HIGHER STROKE RISK - Tuesday, June 23
Living near busy roads may increase the risk of stroke, particularly among older people, the researchers say in a new study. Health Day

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