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2014-04-23 08:32:54

Resource Will Provide Comprehensive Overview of the Science for Prevention Therapies NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today the launch of Cognitive Vitality, a new online resource developed to provide a comprehensive and credible overview and analysis of the science for specific strategies to prevent Alzheimer's and related dementias. The resource showcases the strength of the science for and against...

2014-04-22 20:21:40

Celebrity Contributors include Joey McIntyre, Sarah Rafferty, Bern Nadette Stanis and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association(®) has collaborated with Chicken Soup for the Soul(®) on a new book of personal stories and experiences called Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias, available for purchase beginning today, April 22, in print and eBook format. The book, comprised of essays,...

2014-04-22 10:05:49

Imaging of the coronary arteries with computed tomography (CT) angiography provides an accurate assessment of arterial plaque and could have a dramatic impact on the management of diabetic patients who face a high risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new multicenter study published online in the journal Radiology. Plaque that forms in the arterial walls can restrict blood flow and, in some cases, rupture, leading to potentially fatal heart attacks. There is...

2014-04-21 13:49:52

Compounds identified that stabilize retromer protein complex, which protects neurons from amyloid-beta A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex. Retromer plays a vital role in neurons, steering amyloid precursor protein (APP) away from a region of the cell where APP is cleaved, creating...

2014-04-21 08:26:12

Arthritis advocates unite in State Capitol on April 22-23 to raise awareness and support for the disabling disease affecting more than 5.3 million Californians. SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability, affects more than 5.3 million adults and 38,000 children in California. During the California Arthritis Foundation Council's Advocacy Summit on April 22-23, arthritis advocates of all ages will share their...

2014-04-18 23:04:34

Visiting Angels, a national private duty network of home care agencies, has selected the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor to host and deliver Visiting Angels Dementia Care certification training using its proprietary learning management system. In addition to the specialty certification program, the preferred vendor relationship with IPCed will enable Visiting Angels to make cost-effective state compliance training opportunities available to franchise...

2014-04-17 23:13:06

“The Original Copper Heeler”, a copper insole designed to manage the debilitating effects of arthritis and joint pain, was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, HealthWatch, which took a look at the latest medical products and services available to consumers. Susan Bridges, the host of NewsWatch and a medical expert, conducted the product review and shared with viewers how many users can now lead a normal life without invasive surgery. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 “The...

2014-04-17 23:08:10

In the wake of a federal jury’s decision to award $9 billion to a man who developed bladder cancer after using the diabetes drug Actos, Cancer Monthly says patients who took Actos should recognize the symptoms of bladder cancer and protect their rights if they are diagnosed. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Cancer information site Cancer Monthly is advising Actos users to be aware of the symptoms of bladder cancer after a jury in the U.S. District Court for Western Louisiana concluded...

2014-04-17 14:26:40

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity. "It used to be the thinking that the heavier you were the better your bones would be because the bones were supporting more weight," said Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, the Hazel Stiebeling Professor of Nutrition at Florida State. "But, that's only true to a certain extent." The syndrome, outlined in the May issue of...

2014-04-17 09:40:13

Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study published in the April 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion. "Just as signs of memory loss may signal brain changes related to brain disease, apathy may indicate underlying changes," said Lenore J. Launer, PhD, with the National Institute on Aging at the National...


Latest Aging-associated diseases Reference Libraries

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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