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.
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.
A multidisciplinary team led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego has determined the structure of a protein found in cells that shows potential as a target for the development of new drugs to treat diabetes.
In a new study in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, kinesiologists at the University of Illinois suggest that older adults who adopt an exercise regimen combining Taiji and Qigong may get an extra boost from their annual flu shot.
Every year, tens of thousands of men and women from every county of Michigan and around the country turn to the University of Michigan Health System for advanced care for heart disease, blood vessel disorders and strokes. The number of visits for that care has nearly doubled in the last decade.
Statement by Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services, on the World Health Assembly Resolution on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness:
Researchers at the Ontario Cancer Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital have successfully proven that cancer cells alone can be killed by a new cancer drug that is triggered by a laser light, a process known as photodynamic therapy (PDT).
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.
Kent County Cricket Club?s first team players were put to the test by University of Kent at Medway staff and students in a pre-season fitness session.
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).