Posts Tagged: brain

Close-up Of A Person's Hand Holding Ribbon With Hope Text To Support Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

What can we do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia or “memory loss” is a term familiar to all of us. Dementias are subdivided on the basis of their underlying pathology, largely defined by accumulation of specific types of abnormal protein in the brain cells. An accurate number of individuals affected by dementia is difficult to estimate secondary to diagnostic challenges and absence of…
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Tackling concussions head-on

After almost a four-month hiatus due to the coronavirus, sports leagues on all levels are slowly opening their facilities for conditioning and game days. Even though sports will not look the same as they did last fall, those engaging in sporting competitions still run the risk of getting an injury, such as a bruised-up knee,…
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Chemo brain

Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Though chemo brain is a widely-used term, it is misleading since chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems (also called cognitive impairment) that can occur in cancer survivors. Researchers…
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McCain glioblastoma “bleak, but not hopeless”

Sen. John McCain’s  diagnosis is bleak, but not hopeless, because of a recent development known as personalized medicine. Personalized medicine holds the key to the tests that pathologists will be conducting this week and beyond. While glioblastoma tumors appear identical under the microscope, genetics determine a patient’s course of treatment.   Personalized medicine today allows for…
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