Cancer, Alzheimer's, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and painful, chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease will only be overcome if we, as a nation, have the will and commitment to once again make funding the type of essential research that led to the eradication of polio in the U.S. such a high national priority.
If we've read evidence supporting our management decisions, let's own it by truly referring to the literature. But if we are only vaguely aware of research that supports a questioned decision, without first taking time to read the evidence and/or supporting editorials and guidelines, let us not sugarcoat our lack of due diligence.
According to the most recent Alzheimer's Association report called 2014 Facts and Figures, the fight against Alzheimer's disease isn't faring very well and women are taking the brunt of it. According to this report, women are at higher risk for developing AD and are thus at the epicenter of the Alzheimer's epidemic.