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November 19, 2015
Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury
Former players appealing the NFL's $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries asked a court on Thursday to reject ...
November 16, 2015
Puerto Ricans fear for their health as federal cuts loom
An incurable disease has given Jose Gonzalez Ortiz the health of an old man at age 42, and the collapsing Puerto Rican health ...
November 07, 2015
Hall of Famer Dorsett upbeat in fight against brain disorder
College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett says he wouldn't discourage young players from taking up the game even ...
October 30, 2015
Family builds Star Wars costume for son with cerebral palsy
A Star Wars-loving Utah family devised an elaborate and awe-inspiring solution to the challenge of finding a Halloween ...
October 28, 2015
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill retires after battling epilepsy
The seizures had returned for Jerry Kill. Perhaps hoping he could still mesh his demanding, pressure-filled job as ...
October 21, 2015
Biogen cutting 11 percent of its workforce
Biogen plans to cut about 11 percent of its workforce as it refocuses its research on treatments for Alzheimer's disease and ...
September 18, 2015
Communities making efforts to become 'dementia friendly'
Shirley Strysick sometimes forgets she's met someone two hours prior or that she's no longer a nurse. So the 90-year-old is ...
September 14, 2015
NFL's safety campaign includes rule changes and PR effort
Jim Gossett has been paid to watch football games for more than 30 years: for three decades as an athletic trainer at ...
September 01, 2015
Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits
One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they ...
August 23, 2015
Owen Wilson says his father suffers from Alzheimer's
Dallas-born actor Owen Wilson says that while his father having Alzheimer's disease is "a rough thing," he also knows that ...
August 07, 2015
Meningitis epidemic threat in West Africa, but few vaccines
International health officials are scrambling, without much success, to find meningitis C vaccines as an outbreak of the ...
July 27, 2015
Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research
Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New ...
July 25, 2015
Judge rules Alzheimer's project belongs to UC San Diego
A judge has ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer's disease belongs to the University of California, San ...
July 24, 2015
Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss
The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. It will take several years ...
July 23, 2015
Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's
Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help ...
July 22, 2015
Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows some benefit
Eli Lilly & Co. reported Wednesday that an experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer's if people take it early ...
July 21, 2015
Study: Women with mild memory problem worsen faster than men
Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported Tuesday, part of an effort ...
July 20, 2015
Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars
Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day.
July 20, 2015
Studies: Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer's risk
To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's ...
July 20, 2015
Families affected by early Alzheimer's seek better treatment
Alzheimer's has ravaged generations of Dean DeMoe's family — his grandmother, father, siblings — all in their 40s and 50s.