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PBS NEWSHOUR

Is Alzheimer’s even more deadly than we thought?

  • Aired: 03/06/2014
  • 05:04
  • Rating: NR
A new study in the journal Neurology finds Alzheimer’s may account for many more deaths than we previously realized. While the CDC ranks the disease as the sixth-leading killer in the U.S., the new study puts the annual death toll at around half-a-million, pushing it up to the third leading cause of death. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Dr. Bryan James of Rush University Medical Center.
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