March 27, 2018 Stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease may be an obstacle for individuals to seek information about their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and to participate in clinical studies that discover potential therapies. That’s according to the results of a national survey about what beliefs, attitudes and expectations are most often associated with Alzheimer’s […]Continue Reading ...
March 14, 2018 When a loved one or partner keeps gaining weight, concerns about their health may make us wonder: should I say something? And if you do, what’s the best way to broach the subject without hurt feelings or a fight? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management Program […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Seniors Print this issue Make the Most of Your Appointment Patients and health care providers share a very personal relationship. Doctors need to know a lot about you, your family, and your lifestyle to give you the best medical care. And you need to speak up and share your concerns and questions. Clear […]Continue Reading ...
Pediatric dentist Darsi Perusini (right) talks with patient Amanda Ross and her four-month-old daughter Charlotte, who is expecting her first tooth next month. Credit: Tarwinder Rai Along with genetic traits, parents can also pass on cavities to their babies, says a University of Alberta pediatric dentist. “Tooth decay is a transmissible disease,” said Darsi Perusini. […]Continue Reading ...
Autistic characters in children’s books are few and far between. Credit: Shutterstock The children’s writer Michael Morpurgo has written a new novel inspired by his autistic grandson, which is set to be published later this year. Flamingo Boy is set in the Camargue in the south of France during World War II and features a […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — Removing the stigma of opioid addiction — including addicted medical professionals — will greatly help in addressing the opioid crisis, Gov. Doug Burgum (R-N.D.) said at the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting here. “If you’re a licensed professional and have an issue like this, you’re going to lose your profession,” Burgum said Saturday […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Clinical factors associated with the course of liver disease differed among children and adults with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), according to a systematic review of the literature, where heterogeneity among studies precluded formal meta-analysis. AATD is a genetic disorder affecting three million people worldwide, in which mutations lead to formation of misfolded proteins, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Somewhere right now in Pyeongchang, South Korea, an Olympic skier is thinking through the twists and spins she’ll make in the aerial competition, a speed skater is visualizing how he’ll sneak past a competitor on the inside line, and a curler is imagining the perfect sweep. It’s called mental rehearsal, and […]Continue Reading ...
Graduate student Michael Schappe (left) and Bimal Desai, PhD, have discovered a switch that could let doctors shut down inflammation. Credit: Josh Barney | University of Virginia Health System A new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It might […]Continue Reading ...
Cancer screening can save lives. Mammographies reduce the chance women will die of breast cancer, and colonoscopies reduce the chance people will die of colon cancer. But should my 93-year-old father receive a screening colonoscopy? The test is uncomfortable, carries risks, and costs money. Even more importantly, my dad probably won’t live long enough to […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers hope that their work will lead to a new approach to designing and evaluating polymer stents and other types of degradable medical devices. Credit: Pei-Jiang Wang Many patients with heart disease have a metal stent implanted to keep their coronary artery open and prevent blood clotting that can lead to heart attacks. One drawback […]Continue Reading ...
The immune system plays a pivotal role in the amount of pain and disease progression experienced by patients with osteoarthritis (OA), McMaster University researchers have found. This discovery could lead to new strategies for improving joint pain management and immune function in older adults with arthritis. The study, published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and […]Continue Reading ...
Celgene Corporation today announced that it has received a Refusal to File letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding its New Drug Application for ozanimod in development for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.Continue Reading ...
A resume and cover letter are integral parts of getting a job — take them seriously as a lot depends on them. You want to get them right. Applying for jobs now takes place almost exclusively online. That means that the decision to interview you (or not to) is determined by how well your resume […]Continue Reading ...
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