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Huntingtons Disease

The Cold Reality That's Set In After Last Year's Ice Bucket Challenge

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

While ALS has certainly gotten so much more focus than it would have otherwise, now that all the ice buckets from all the ice-bucket challenges have been emptied, those on the front line are still suffering, with too little funding and often with little company.

Why 'Black Box' Is My New Favorite Show

Morgan Levy | Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen
Morgan Levy

The brain fascinates me, and my perfect career is to explore the mysteries of the brain while curing patients. Dr. Catherine Black, on Black Box, is exactly the type of neurologist I aspire to be.

The Doctor and the Patient

Greg O'Brien | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

Barry says you can fish on the flats for two hours -- an hour before and after low tide -- without having to worry. The tide, as it is with aging, creeps in deceptively.

On the Perils of Genetic Testing

Mona Gable | Posted 08.21.2014 | Books
Mona Gable

In the fall of 2010, as my brother was dying of colon cancer, I learned a terrifying secret. He also had Huntington's disease, a horrific brain disorder that is passed down in families. Suddenly, even as I was losing my cherished sibling, my childhood soulmate, I was also grappling with my own possible death.

WATCH: Space Crystals May Help Crack Deadly Disorder

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 05.05.2014 | Science

Scientists hope space-grown crystals of the protein behind Huntington's disease could help them better understand the deadly neurodegenerative disord...

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

Dementia and Wandering: A View From Search and Rescue

Dave Baldridge | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dave Baldridge

We'll see more senior citizen wanderers in cities, parks, suburbs, and wilderness. Search and rescue teams do their best to mitigate the often-devastating effects of wandering, but they can't prevent the incidents.

Me and Newtown

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

There was basically no town in Newtown, as I remember it. We had to catch a ride into New York City if we expected much fun.

To Know or Not to Know?

Nathan Risinger | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nathan Risinger

We often equate knowledge with power: The more we know, the better we are able to make decisions. Unfortunately, there are cases where ignorance really may be bliss, and Alzheimer's isn't the only one.

Huntington's Disease and the Inspiration Behind The Shortest Way Home

Juliette Fay | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliette Fay

At the time that Sue and I lived together in our 20s, there was no test for the disease, as there is now. She had no way of knowing if she would begin to lose her physical and mental capacities in 10 years -- or never.

Nagui Morcos, Toronto Professor With Huntington's, Ended Life With Plea For Others

Posted 09.11.2012 | College

A Toronto college professor who set the date of his own death to head off the debilitating effects of his incurable genetic disease urged his country ...

9-Year-Old Who Was Cyber-Bullied By Neighbor Dies From Huntington's Disease: What Is It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Kathleen Edwards, the 9-year-old Michigan girl who made headlines when she was cyber-bullied for having Huntington's disease, has died, according to n...

Office Fascists, Internet Dating Tips And Boys' Brains

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Belisa Vranich

Q: My father-in-law is in his mid-70s but seems to be having problems with his memory, the whole family has noticed it but no one wants to say anythin...