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These are the eight most important stories covered this week.

1. Case of human plague confirmed in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is investigating a case of bubonic plague in Pueblo County. Here's what you need to know about its spread, symptoms, and prevention. Click here to read the story.

Bubonic plague is caused by Yersinia pestis, a bacterium that was probably first introduced to North America around 1900 by rats on ships coming from South Asia. (iStock)

2. Man with epilepsy paints shells to find a cure

Raising awareness about epilepsy could be as simple as taking a walk on the beach, thanks to one New Jersey man. Kyle Adamkiewicz revealed how he’s taking his hand-painted seashells around the world in an effort to educate others and raise money. Click here to read the story.

Kyle Adamkiewicz epilepsy shells

Kyle Adamkiewicz, pictured above, is now 33 and has been living with epilepsy since he was diagnosed at age 6. He combines his love of art with the power of nature to raise awareness about his condition. (Adamkiewicz family)

3. FDA Approves New Drug for Alzheimer's Disease

Eli Lilly's Kisunla (donanemab) is a monthly injection for adults with early symptomatic Alzheimer's. Doctors are weighing the significance of the new drug's approval. Click here to read the story.

In phase 3 studies published in May 2023, donanemab was shown to "significantly slow cognitive and functional decline in people with early symptomatic Alzheimer's disease," according to the Eli Lilly website.

Phase 3 studies published in May 2023 found that donanemab “significantly slows cognitive and functional decline in people with symptomatic Alzheimer's disease,” according to Eli Lilly's website. (iStock)

4. Caring for Caregivers: Tips from an Alzheimer's Expert

Alzheimer’s disease places a heavy burden not only on the nearly seven million people diagnosed with it, but also on the caregivers who support them. Dr. Heather Sandison offered tips on how caregivers can protect their own health. Click here to read the story.

Alzheimer's caregiver divided

Dr. Heather Sandison, left, a renowned expert in Alzheimer's and related dementia care, said it's critical for caregivers to protect their own mental and physical health. Her new book is “Reversing Alzheimer's: The New Tool Kit to Improve Cognition and Protect Brain Health.” (Dr. Heather Sandison/iStock)

5. Here are the tThe 9 Most Common Questions Women 40+ Ask Their Doctors

From sleep to supplements to cancer risk, these are the questions patients are asking, says Dr. Alexa Fiffick, a family physician and menopause specialist at Concierge Medicine of Westlake in Cleveland, Ohio. Click here to read the story.

Women's health distribution

Dr. Alexa Fiffick (left), a family physician and menopause specialist at Concierge Medicine of Westlake in Cleveland, Ohio, shares the most common questions her patients ask her. (Dr. Alexa Fiffick/iStock)

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6. Doctor warns of dangers of homemade medicines

Ketamine injections by mail can be “extremely dangerous,” Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel warned. Find out why unsupervised use is so risky. Click here to read the story.

Ketamine bottle

Although ketamine has been shown to be effective against severe depression, doctors advise patients against using it without medical supervision. (Getty Images)

7. Amid summer COVID surge, doctors share prevention tips

Leading epidemiologist Dr. Jay Varma and Dr. Marc Siegel, clinical professor of medicine at NYU Langone, shared key information about the latest COVID variants. Click here to read the story.

Summer COVID

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the US is currently experiencing a summer surge in COVID cases. (iStock)

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8. Ask a doctor, “How do I get rid of blisters on my feet?”

Here's how to heal painful blisters and prevent them in the first place, according to podiatrists. Click here to read the story.

Summary of the health weekend

This week's top health stories covered infectious diseases, epilepsy awareness, caregiver stress, new Alzheimer's drugs, and more. (iStock)

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