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Effect Of The Precision Medicine Initiative

As the All of Us initiative (previously known as the Precision Medicine Initiative) and the collection of DNA sequences of one million Americans begins this year, with at least 65,000 people already enrolled in the program, health care is transitioning from population-based approaches to individualized health care that focuses on the genetic makeup of each patient.

Most Caregivers of Dementia Patients Need Help

Family care of an older adult has emerged as an essential element of the U.S. health care system, with 83% of long-term care provided to older adults coming from family members or other unpaid helpers. As the population of older adults grows, so too does the expectation of family care for persons living with dementia.

UK Redesigns Health Policies For Men

UK health policies should be redesigned to become more accessible for men, according to a new report by the Work Foundation. Terms such as 'mental health' risk alienating men, so services should be marketed differently and as part of targeted, gendered campaigns to reach men at the greatest risk of poor physical and mental health.