GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Using a combination of neuropsychological testing and brain imaging, University of Florida researchers have discovered that in a group of recently diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease, about one quarter have significant memory problems.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Recently, President Barack Obama unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative, a program that fosters a research approach that focuses on treating patients based on their genetic makeup.
J.D. emerged from his parent's divorce in 2013 a different kid. He'd always been serious, but now he was moody and falling behind in school.
Pets can decrease cholesterol levels, blood pressure and feelings of loneliness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you don’t have to own the dog for him to be your best friend.
The Wall Street Journal has some encouraging news for those of us who use public transportation to get to work (or to McDonald's).
A group photo was posted by a friend to my Facebook wall. I was mortified and barely recognized myself. Several weeks later I was asked if I was pregnant — an anatomical impossibility as a male.
Diane Carbo has spent countless hours considering how she would like to die.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — In a major breakthrough in the battle against cancer, researchers believe they’ve found a way to retrain cancerous cells to die in the same way healthy cells do.
Feelings of panic, restlessness, excessive worry, difficulties concentrating and irritability are all common symptoms of anxiety. Some may experience a couple of these symptoms as others may experience all at once. Anxiety is emotionally draining and can cause many problems to an individual’s everyday life. It takes a lot of work to deal with anxiety and be a fully functioning individual. Little accomplishments are big successes and completing short or long term goals can feel overwhelming.
There may be room for a new dominant hashtag on social media, and it’s a gross one: #socialmedialice.
Ed Timmerman is hooked up to a portable dialysis machine every night. He is one of the 1.5 to 2 million people worldwide suffering from end-stage renal disease.
Returning home after a hospital stay is a difficult transition for seriously ill patients, especially if they've made a connection with their hospital's chaplain. Now one organization wants to make receiving spiritual counseling from home as simple as logging in to Skype.
Parents, prepare your funny voices. Reading picture books with young children is an essential part of nurturing a healthy brain, according to new research.
Medical students traded stethoscopes for skillets this spring in a course designed to make learning how to cook part of the path to becoming a doctor.
Being healthy is not just about the foods we eat and exercises we do to get our bodies physically fit. You can be at your ideal weight and have rock-solid abs and muscles, yet still be severely unhealthy if you don't take the time to train your brain.
When Giacomo Fasano took up running 10 years ago, the New Jersey writer was hoping to improve his fitness. He didn’t know he was ...