Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2023​

Black patients with dementia are less likely to get best meds. Researchers say it’s unclear whether the drugs weren’t prescribed or whether some patients could not afford to fill prescriptions. Read more

Take these 7 healthy steps to lower your odds for dementia. Habits intended to protect your heart can also help prevent mental decline, new research shows. Read more

U.S. pedestrian deaths keep rising. Pedestrian deaths hit a 40-year high in 2021 and numbers for the first half of last year are up, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. Read more

Breast cancer genes raise risks for older women, too. Counseling women on their risk is important; screening alone is not the answer, researchers say. Read more