In June of 2021 the Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Aduhelm is a monoclonal antibody. It targets a specific protein in the brain that is thought to form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, causing brain cells to atrophy and die.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the prevalence of obesity among adults in the U.S. is about 42%, rising more than 10 percentage points in the past two decades. During that same period, severe obesity about doubled, to 9.2%. It is estimated that medical costs attributed to obesity are $173 billion, or about $1,861 higher per obese individual compared to adults with a healthy weight.
Thanksgiving is fraught with dangers that most people may never think of. There is the danger from driving great distances with too many cars on the road, some of which may have indulged in too much eggnog prior to driving. The AAA estimates that 55 million Americans are expected to hit the road driving more than 50 miles to see friends and family. The worst traffic is expected to take place Wednesday afternoon as the rush hour traffic mixes with holiday traffic.