The biggest barrier is trying to find a specific cause of alzheimers.
The search for the Fountain of Youth is the subject of numerous books and articles. Today the search continues, but not on a boat or a safari.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the problem is actually not as bad as we might think on a national level.
As doctors, we try to do the best for our elderly patients and sometimes we need to prescribe many medications. But this may not always be a good.
Hip fractures in the elderly. It is a leading cause of disability and death.
Ulcerative Colitis is the direct cause of 20,000 hospital admissions every year.
The drug is known as meth or crystal meth, but whatever you call it, methamphetamine abuse is a growing problem.
The devastating statistics show there were 11-million underage drinkers in this country with 7.2 million binge drinkers.
The more weight you carry on your body, the greater the odds of developing cancer.
Metabolic syndrome is a warning that you can prevent other problems.
Malignant melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and despite public education and screening, the incidence of melanoma continued to rise over the past seven years.
We are no strangers to the concept of a sugar sweetened beverage tax — and now the concept is gaining steam in the United Kingdom.
2,400 breast cancer patients were studied and the question raised was: if genetic studies did not show a genetic link, was the removal of the other breast necessary?
According to a new study looking at a fitness app, this one designed by Apple, called MyHeart Counts, there is definitely a future for these tools if used wisely.
Hospital and physician practices, like many companies, have long used surveys, often expensive surveys, to look at customer satisfaction.
A study finds Teens with asthma are more than twice as likely to start smoking cigarettes as teens without asthma.
Despite evidence linking salt intake to hypertension and cardiovascular disease, dietary salt intake in the U.S. is on the rise.
According to research published in the British Medical Journal, women with type 1 diabetes are 2.4 times more likely to develop an eating disorder than their non-diabetic peers.
Diabetes is a debilitating condition because of the long-term impact on the body. Early detection is key.
There are many technical terms in medicine.
Do you know the phrase, “everything in moderation?” Well, that phrase is very true when it comes to exercise.
The concern is that a growing number of kids are taking ADHD drugs to get high or increase alertness.
Several studies say that children build immunity by exposure to viruses and bacteria and we should not be overly concerned with preventing all exposure.
It is a sad truth that most of the things that improve our health cost money. But there is one thing that is absolutely free and it can have a dramatic impact on our health: exercise.
A CDC reports finds that child vaccination was significantly less common in households that reported using alternative therapies for their children.
Zika virus continues to be a major health issue and the more we study Zika, the more we are learning.
When we think of costs in medicine we think of heart disease or cancer, but you might be surprised to learn that the most expensive condition to treat is dementia.
If you want to survive a heart attack you need to recognize the warning signs and get help quickly. According to a 17-year study out of Yale, you should also pick the right hospital.
People who drink too much alcohol have increased odds of developing metabolic syndrome.
It seems like just yesterday that the streets, parks and playgrounds —virtually anywhere people traveled— we full of individuals looking at their handheld smartphones trying to capture various Pokémon.