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A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for Travis, Williamson, Hays, Burnet, Llano, Gillespie, and Blanco County until Noon Thursday.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Bastrop, Caldwell, Lee, and Milam County from Midnight Wednesday night to Noon Thursday and for Mason County Until 6 AM Thursday.

A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Milam County until 6 AM and for Llano, Burnet, Gillespie, Blanco, Williamson, Travis, Hays, Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell and Fayette County until Noon Thursday.

Freezing rain, sleet, and icy roads are possible tonight and through midday tomorrow.
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Alzheimer's More Likely for Women Over 60

Updated:

Women over the age 60 are far more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease. According to a report released Wednesday by the Alzheimer’s Association, one in six women is at risk for developing the fatal disease, compared to one in 11 men.

Researchers say while age plays the biggest role in why the disease impacts men and women so differently, they’re also considering genetic make-up and hormonal differences. Maria Carillo, the Alzheimer’s Association’s vice president of medical and scientific affairs, says women are twice more likely to develop the disease than breast cancer.  Carillo also said Alzheimer’s cases are expected to triple over the next three decades.

The newly-released report also shows two-thirds of the five million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are women.  Additionally, it is now the sixth leading cause of death in America. The Alzheimer’s Association Americans will spend $214 Billion on the disease this year.

Alzheimer’s By The Numbers:

(According to Alzheimer’s Association)

· 1 in 6 Women Over the Age of 60 will develop Alzheimer’s

· Women twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than breast cancer

· Diagnosis expected to triple by 2050

·6th leading cause of death in America

·Americans to spend $214 Billion on Alzheimer’s Disease in 2014

More info: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp

Alzheimer's More Likely for Women Over 60


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