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Could Surgery be Linked to Memory Loss?

Surgery may be an accelerator of Alzheimer’s disease.

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IT IS NOT RARE for my older patients to suffer from memory loss following major surgery or hospital admission. Still, the conclusions of a recently published study stopped me in my tracks. Researchers at Marqués de Valdecilla-IDIVAL University Hospital, in collaboration…



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Michael Hunter, MD

I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at