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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Cecile Bazaz was a wife, mother, and successful banking executive in her 40s when she began showing subtle signs that something might be wrong. At first, it was little things, like forgetting her zip...

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: Aging, Answers and a Way to Support

Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Alzheimer’s disease does not discriminate amongst those affected, and as we get older, our risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other dementias grows....

Seek Care for Heart Attack, Stroke in the Emergency Room

According to a poll conducted in part by the American College of Emergency Physicians, nearly a third of American adults (29 percent) say that they have delayed or avoided medical care because they are...

Stroke Awareness: Know the Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

Strokes are serious medical emergencies that require immediate care. Prompt treatment can reduce damage to the brain and lessen other complications. During a stroke, the blood supply to part of your brain is blocked or...

Innovative Research: Freezing the Hunger Nerve in the Brain for Weight Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the obesity epidemic is at an all-time high, with almost 40 percent of Americans qualifying as obese. It’s no surprise that the diet industry has...

When Your Young Adult is Using Drugs

Susan counts the pills in her oxycodone bottle again. It confirms her suspicion. She’s been running out faster than before, even though she is taking them precisely how her doctor instructed. Susan has noticed...

How Emory Epilepsy Center Helped a Young Athlete Take Control of His Life

At 17 years old, Terna Ityokumbul was like most high school students: consumed with friends, graduation and the future. Terna was an athlete all his life, and from a young age, he had a...

Epilepsy Surgery: Advancing Care with More Options

Advancing Epilepsy Care with More Options, Better Outcomes Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States, with 1 in 26 people diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime. Fortunately, patients today have more...

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