Alzheimer’s Disease :: Early Alzheimer’s disease program focuses on support, enrichment

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, people experience mild memory loss and confusion. These challenges are significant, but people often maintain much of their normal capability and spirit. Now, a specialized support group program is being formed at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center to help patients learn how to live with the disease and to help family members grieve and adjust.

Healthcare :: Mayo Clinic responds in flood relief effort

Today, Mayo Clinic pledged $325,000 to the clean-up and recovery efforts for recent Southeast Minnesota flood damage and continues to commit equipment, goods and services, medical supplies and staff to help with the ongoing work.

Surgery :: NeuroArm – Navigating the future of surgery

Surgery is about to change with the introduction of a new surgical robotic system at the University of Calgary/Calgary Health Region. NeuroArm aims to revolutionize neurosurgery and other branches of operative medicine by liberating them from the constraints of the human hand.

Liver :: Working up potential living liver donors

Voluntary living liver donors should undergo a careful, but quick, workup and their desire for altruism should not be hampered by negativism from the transplant community, say the authors of a new study in the April issue of Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS).

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