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These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

n a landmark report, scientists have endorsed three strategies for preventing dementia and cognitive decline associated with normal aging — being physically active, engaging in cognitive training and controlling high blood pressure.

July 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Zika in Lacey, Washington — One mother’s saga

Zika in Lacey, Washington — One mother’s saga

But when Aryanna Guadalupe Sanchez-Rios arrived — 5 pounds, 10 ounces, with a cap of straight, dark hair — it was clear that Rios’ fears had been realized. The baby’s head was far smaller than normal — 27 centimeters instead of the typical 35 centimeter.

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Boot Camp’ helps Alzheimer’s, dementia caregivers take care of themselves, too

‘Boot Camp’ helps Alzheimer’s, dementia caregivers take care of themselves, too

The boot camps help people caring for patients with dementia learned how to manage stress, make their homes safe and handle difficult patient behaviors. They also learned how to keep their loved ones engaged, with card games, crossword puzzles or music.

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.

April 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lead poisoning’s lifelong toll includes lowering social mobility, study

Lead poisoning’s lifelong toll includes lowering social mobility, study

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Cynthia Brownfield was lucky. When her daughter, then 2 years old, tested for high levels of lead in her blood, she could do something. Brownfield, a pediatrician in St. Joseph, Miss., got her home inspected and found lead in the windows. She got them replaced and had her pipes […]

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Young man with Parkinson’s frets over the affordability of GOP health plan

Young man with Parkinson’s frets over the affordability of GOP health plan

By Alex Smith, KCUR Kaiser Health News Many millennials have their hands full as they launch into adulthood — jobs, homes and partners. But Ford Inbody, 33, already thinks about a time when he won’t be able to work. He has Parkinson’s disease. Every night after work, he and his wife, Cortney, walk their two dogs […]

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Supreme Court decision could make it easier for disabled students to sue schools

Supreme Court decision could make it easier for disabled students to sue schools

By Rebecca Beitsch Stateline A Supreme Court decision issued Wednesday could make it easier for disabled students and their parents to sue schools under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The case, involving a Michigan girl and her service dog, a goldendoodle named Wonder, is one of several the court is considering during its current term […]

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cool Videos: Starring the wiring diagram of the human brain

Cool Videos: Starring the wiring diagram of the human brain

By Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health See how tractography is helping scientists get a better picture of the human brain. [arve url=”https://youtu.be/j_fdptHmpio” align=”center” maxwidth=”770″/] The human brain contains distinct geographic regions that communicate throughout the day to process information, such as remembering a neighbor’s name or deciding which road to take […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stem cell transplant induces remission in multiple sclerosis

Stem cell transplant induces remission in multiple sclerosis

From the National Institutes of Health Immunosuppressive therapy followed by stem cell transplantation induced remission of a common form of multiple sclerosis over a 5-year follow-up period. Multiple sclerosis causes damage to the brain and nerve fibers. yodiyim/iStock/Thinkstock. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system. It results in […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
A dying man’s wish to save others hits hospital ethics hurdle

A dying man’s wish to save others hits hospital ethics hurdle

By Karen Shakerdge, Side Effects Public Media Kaiser Health News At 44 years old, Dave Adox was facing the end of his two year battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He needed a ventilator to breathe and couldn’t move any part of his body, except his eyes. Once he started to struggle […]

January 3, 2017 | By | Reply More