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Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer's Disease?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Alzheimer's is still a clinical diagnosis and not one that can be made solely on the basis of scans and genetic testing. The tests supply useful information to the informed physician.

Remission With an *

Bret Hoekema | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Asterisks aside, no one on my medical team seems disappointed by the PET results. In the eyes of many, I am in remission. I will learn to accept this as good news. I'll continue to believe that I'm on the cusp of complete remission.

Alzheimer's and PET Scans: When a Predictive Diagnosis Is Not Necessarily a Good Thing

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

The use of drug treatment for Alzheimer's and CTE is critical. Without treatment catching up to diagnostic technologies, the waiting rooms for PET scans screening for the first tangled threads of these diseases will be essentially empty.

Researchers Find A Way To Detect Narrowing Of Heart Valves Early | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland have demonstrated early detection of aortic stenosis using positron emission tomography (PET) s...

Cancer Be Not Proud

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary S. Chafetz

Cancer! If you haven't had it, the prospect terrifies you. If you have had it, it can unnerve and shatter you. Yet the dreaded disease may have an un...

Third Screen: An Interview with Dr. Oliver Sacks

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vickie Karp

Music had this amazing ability to allow [transfixed patients] to move and speak and think. It was very startling. I've seen it numerous times since, but it still astounds me.