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Harvard Aging Brain Study

Studies are ongoing to detect the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Memory tests and brain scans are used to detect the earliest changes in memory and the brain that may signal the onset of dementia.

Do you forget to remember?

Memory is a three-step process that includes encoding, or processing the thought, short-term to long-term memory and retrieval. Failure to encode a memory prevents retrieval of the memory at a later time.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive, degenerative disease that robs victims of memory, reasoning, thinking and communication and eventually their life.

Is it depression or Alzheimer’s or both?

Some symptoms of depression are also symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Regardless of the cause, depression should be evaluated and treated.

Transient ischemic attack: A warning … and an opportunity

Although TIAs and stroke share symptoms, TIAs are transient and leave no permanent deficits. However, people who have a TIA are more likely to have a stroke.

Opticianry students gain a clearer vision for career success

Driven and determined are two words often used to describe Elisa Hornedo of Methuen. After all, she has excelled in academics since a young age, and has served as a strong role model for her three younger sisters.

Ebonie Woolcock, MD, MPH and Kraft Practitioner providing care at Bowdoin Street Health Center

Partners HealthCare and the Kraft family have collaborated to create the Kraft Center for Leadership and Training in Community Health. The Kraft Center aims to help develop the careers and leadership skills of excellent physicians and nurses who are committed ...

Making a physical exam your primary concern

An annual physical exam is the easiest way to prevent an illness. During a routine exam, you will have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and undergo routine screenings. Those tests may identify diseases or ailments that you weren’t aware ...

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute observes National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

The U.S. House of Representatives has designated the third week of every April as “National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.”

Kidney failure: A leading cause of death in African Americans

Kidney failure is one of the leading causes of death in African Americans in this country. African Americans are almost four times as likely as whites to develop kidney failure, according to the National Kidney Disease Education Program. While blacks ...

Caring for the whole you

The Mattapan Community Health Center has created an innovative approach to behavioral health care by including this care directly with primary care. This effort was led in partnership with Boston Medical Center, Wheelock College, the Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention and ...

Kidney failure: A leading cause of death in African Americans

Chronic kidney disease, which results largely from diabetes and high blood pressure, is often preventable.

Partners HealthCare and College for America Provide Employees Opportunities for Educational Advancement

Partners HealthCare is working to ensure that all of its employees have access to a variety of educational opportunities that are well suited to their needs and lifestyles.

Almost 50 percent of cases of cancer are preventable

With healthy lifestyles almost half of the most common cancers can be prevented.

Heart disease: Myths vs. reality

Misperceptions about heart disease are common. Knowing the facts can save your life.