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Neurodegenerative Disease

Three Trends In Alzheimer's Research Provide Reason For Hope

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

New treatments for Alzheimer's are on the horizon and the pipeline of drugs in development is more diverse than it's ever been.

When Dealing With A Progressive Disease, Objective Thinking Will Keep You Moving Forward

Kyle Bryant | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Bryant

Though I was not happy to be forced into the decision, I have been driving a minivan for several years now and it is totally utilitarian. It may not be able to go tearing through the mud but it has room for my trike, chair, and everything I need. Don't tell anyone, I kinda like it.

Meet the Disease That Feels Like ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's All at Once

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Max Lugavere

In The Lion's Mouth Opens, Walker focuses on young actress Marianna Palka as she finds out whether she has inherited this fate, an incurable degenerative disorder which took her father and now has a 50 percent chance of taking her body and her mind.

The Small Things Are Killing Us

Vicki Wilson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Vicki Wilson

Today, I watched my father walk down the slippery porch steps in front of my mother and brush the cold snow from the railing with his bare hand so she...

Mom Posts 'Plea Of A Lifetime' On Facebook, Gets Liver Donor For Daughter

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.13.2014 | Good News

This little girl is getting a second chance at life. But she couldn't have done it without the help of one selfless man. Kennedy Stevenson, 3, of ...

Vows

Vicki Wilson | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Vicki Wilson

Here was my husband, knowing what we know, saying, "Screw the worst. I'm here to love you forever." And I cried because it was from my parents that we were learning that kind of love. It's a heartbreaking lesson. And a beautiful one.

Why Do We Sleep?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We understand that sleep is essential. But the question remains, what happens in sleep that allows for the maintenance of normal function?

What Is It Like To Have Parkinson's?

Quora | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Arjun Subramaniam, student Before I answer this question, I will say: I am not a Parkinson's...

Do the Stress Reactions of Our Brain Control the Immune System -- Or Is It the Other Way Around?

Hermona Soreq | Posted 12.25.2012 | Science
Hermona Soreq

The long-term consequences of stress may take years to develop. This wasn't a concern for early humans, whose life span was shorter than ours. But today, humans live much longer and as a result, stress-associated diseases have become a social and financial burden.