Feature Article, Newsletters
Do We Have to Age the Way We Age? Dan Perry Takes This Question to the TEDMED Stage
TEDMED is most known for its annual conference--a medical spin-off from the TED conference where people come to share big ideas and foster new ones. But TEDMED is also a community of people who are all passionate about the future of health and medicine, but in amazingly different ways.
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Alzheimerâ€™s Treatment and Care at a Crossroads: Pursuing All Avenues to Provide Relief
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimerâ€™s disease, youâ€™ve most likely wondered if there are any ways to relieve some of the burden of the disease, in addition to the pills to manage its symptoms. For many diseases like heart disease and diabetes, changes to diet and exercise are as high on health care providers list of advice for patients as a prescription for medication, but this isnâ€™t the case with how they approach Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
Newsletters, Science in the Spotlight
Harnessing Technology & Science: Researchers Collaborate to Build an Unprecedented Resource
Recognizing both the power of technology and the priceless health information contained in the human genome, Kaiser Permanente and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), have formed a groundbreaking collaboration in order to produce one of the largest biobanks in the world.
At-A-Glance: Aging Research News
Leading researchers and authorities on aging are constantly making news with their breakthroughs and discoveries. Below is a small sample of the articles, podcasts, blog postings, and other media that highlight some of this important information on aging, age-related disease, and the science behind getting old:
Alliance Views, Newsletters
Know Your Pulse: It Could Save Your Life
Think back and try to remember if your doctor or another health care professional checked your pulse during your last visit? Not with a stethoscope but with their fingers on your wrist? If youâ€™re like many people youâ€™re sure that they listened to your heart and checked your blood pressure, but youâ€™re also pretty sure no one has taken your pulse in a while.
While listening to your heart with a stethoscope helps your doctor evaluate the functioning of your heart and its valves, a simple pulse check can better evaluate your heartâ€™s rate and rhythm.