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Neurodegenerative Disease

The Small Things Are Killing Us

Vicki Wilson | Posted 02.15.2015 | 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&#...

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.