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Celebrity Health Advice: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Healthline | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Healthline

It only takes one glance at the tabloid rack to realize that when famous people talk, people listen. Celebrities often use their platform to discuss p...

The Four Questions You Should Ask Yourself About Brain Health

Dr. Ali Rezai | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Rezai

I don’t watch much TV, and when I do, I rarely pay attention to commercials. But a new ad caught my eye the other day: in it, a middle-aged accounta...

Researchers Are Studying Fecal Transplant As A Potential Treatment For Autism

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living

To treat brain disorders like autism, scientists increasingly are targeting a different part of the body: the gut. Imbalances in the gut microbiome ...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Thirty-Five: The Birth of a Book, the End of a Story

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.27.2017 | Arts
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

Brain Cells Of 'Villainous Character' Might Explain Diseases Like Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living

There are 100 billion neurons in the human brain ― and four times as many “astrocytes,” a type of star-shaped cell populating the central nervou...

Mark Gastineau Says He Has Dementia, Alzheimer's And Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.20.2017 | Sports

NFL legend Mark Gastineau revealed Thursday that he has been diagnosed with multiple neurological diseases. Gastineau, 60, told WOR’s Pete McCarthy...

Marijuana Eases Pain, But Jury's Out On Other Health Benefits, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living

Marijuana has proved to be a powerful aid in easing chronic pain and helping battle nausea, but results are mixed or largely inconclusive on other hea...

The Common Dementia Condition You've Probably Never Heard Of

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 12.20.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

When you think back on the life of the late Robin Williams, you may remember him as being a brilliant comic, versatile actor, and generous humanitarian. You probably wouldn't think of Williams, who tragically died at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide, as a dementia sufferer.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Thirty-Four: Finished!

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.16.2016 | Arts
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Thirty-Three: In the Clench of Critics

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

Dementia Rates May Be Decreasing, And Scientists Have No Idea Why

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Despite growing rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases thought to increase the risk of dementia, America’s dementia rates are falling, accord...

Treatments For One Type Of Dementia May Also Work In Others

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 11.22.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for up to 70 percent of all cases. But it's not the only one -- Lewy body dementi...

Janet Reno Proved Life Does Not End After A Difficult Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general, died Monday from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. She was 78 years old, ...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Thirty-One: Parkinson's Comes Home

Catherine Armsden | Posted 11.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

There Should Never Be Two Popes

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

German journalist Peter Seewald does the reader both a favor and a disservice with his generous introduction to the new volume, Last Testament: In His...

Machine learning and the hunt for dementia

Adi Gaskell | Posted 10.26.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

We've seen some tremendous improvements recently in the ability of machines to understand and interpret human speech. Indeed, there has even been tre...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Thirty: On and Off, Up and Down

Catherine Armsden | Posted 10.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

Matthew Is Coming... (And My Wife's Manicure Is Ruined)

Steve Alten | Posted 10.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
Steve Alten

Everyone living in Florida since 2005 has a hurricane story; some are truly devastating. Since I am writing this in "real time" I don't know the outco...

Are Your Shaky Hands A Sign Of Parkinson’s Disease?

Grandparents.com | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.13.2016 | Fifty

When her right hand started trembling uncontrollably, 68-year-old Sherri Fowler (not her real name) began to fear that she was developing Parkinson’...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist In No Acute Distress -- Episode 29: The Sun Comes Up

Catherine Armsden | Posted 10.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A few days after my Parkinson's diagnosis in 2009, I scanned my shelves for a book to take on a family road trip to Los Angeles and randomly plucked one a friend had passed on to me a several years earlier.

This Year's Nobel Prize Winner's Research Could Transform Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi, 71, won the 2016 Nobel Prize on Monday for his research on autophagy ― a metabolic recycling process in which c...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twenty-Eight: Mountains to Murals

Catherine Armsden | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

InVESTing in Our Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For close to a year, refugees from the Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East have been fleeing by the masses to pursue hope and better l...

Internet: Hillary Clinton Has Parkinson's

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

Update: Just as I was readying this piece for publication, news broke that Hillary Clinton was rushed away from the 9/11 Memorial service in lower Man...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twenty-Seven: Alpha-Synuclein, the Mental Marauder

Catherine Armsden | Posted 09.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...