Reputable Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

Government Agencies The National Institute on Aging is a branch of the National Institute of Health.  Its authority is granted by Congress, and conducts aging research, training, and health information dissemination.  The NIA website has a section on Alzheimer’s disease, including the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and research.  Some information is available in … Read more

Overview of Osteoarthritis

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), or Osteoarthritis, affects cartilage in the joints.  Cartilage is tissue that covers the ends of bones, and allows them to glide over each other safely and to absorb shock.  For people with DJD, this cartilage wears away, causing the bones to rub against one another.  It is very painful and causes … Read more

The Benefits of Folic Acid in Spinal Cord Research

One of the major demands the world has always had is for newer, more effective medicine and treatments.  Many new discoveries in medicine have lead to newer drugs and antibodies that will vastly improve people’s quality of life.  Needless to say, there is both a global demand for an ability to create a better cure … Read more

Virtual Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and the third most common cancer.  Despite its prevalence and morbidity, most people forego colonoscopies because the procedure is uncomfortable and invasive. A virtual colonoscopy may increase the number of screenings as a more favorable alternative, however it is not painless. Accuracy … Read more

Diabetic Foot Neuropathy

People with diabetes are at an increased risk for foot injury due to decreased sensation and increased blood sugar levels.  For people with diabetes, the risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer ranges from 15- 25% (AMA).  Thirty percent of diabetics over 40 years of age develop lower extremity disease, which includes peripheral arterial disease, … Read more