Health News

Holding on to Memory
The human brain loses a fair amount of weight over the course of a person's adult life. But the brain's ability to reorganize itself (called plasticity) makes up for lost cells and may help Alzheimer's patients.
Depression Makes the Pain Worse
Knee arthritis can be so painful that standing seems impossible. Even those with mild arthritis say they feel extreme pain, especially if they have depression.
Quicker Recovery for Your Knee
Get your physical therapy started early following knee replacement surgery to save time, money and to run your next 5K. Knee rehabilitation improved patient outcomes by reducing pain, increasing joint motion in leg flexion and extension, improving muscle strength, and improving gait and balance.
New FDA Approved Device for Safer Brain Bypass Surgery
The FDA has approved a device that helps surgeons perform brain surgery safely on high-risk patients who are in danger of having a stroke.The FDA-approved surgical kit enables neurosurgeons to reroute the blood flow around an aneurysm of patients at greater risk of stroke during standard bypass surgery.
Alzheimer's Takes Its Toll on Many
The number of Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer's is staggering. As the number rises, the toll on families also grows.
With Arthritis, Procastination Prolongs Pain
It's unlikely that any patient who suffers from painful rheumatoid arthritis won't seek treatment for it. However, new research indicates that getting treatment earlier results in improved remission of the disease.
Practice Makes Perfect With Alzheimer's Research
Drug development for any condition requires an immense amount of testing and time. Hopefully the process for developing drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease just got a lot faster, thanks to stem cells.
Ceasing Seizures Causes Cleft
The FDA is warning mother's about a drug that may cause a deformity in infants born to mothers who use it to treat their epilepsy.
Retrovirus May Cause ALS
Researchers have found amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be caused by a retrovirus, a virus composed not of DNA but of RNA (ribonucleic acid).
Double Up on Vitamin D
Adults need around 4,000 to 8,000 IU daily of vitamin D to maintain levels of healthful vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce the risk of several diseases by about half.