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Dementia Research Furthered by MRI Scans of ‘Super agers’

Though memory loss is natural and common, researchers are now realizing it is not universal and possibly even preventable.

Preparing for Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

The best defense against any disease or illness is early detection. To help you stay organized and on top of your health, read read through this brief checklist before, during and after your next appointment.

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - September

Most parents spend their September buying all the right pencils, binders and backpacks as they prepare their kids for the upcoming school year. But for too many families, the preparation is a bit different. For the 15,000 children diagnosed with cancer every year, their families are helping them to overcome the disease.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly cancers facing women, specifically those aged 50 - 70. Each year, approximately 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and in 2014, 14,000 women lost their lives to the disease. However, if caught early, there is an over 93% five year survival rate.

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Awareness Month: What Is It?

Commonly called hodgkin lymphoma, hodgkin disease is a cancer that starts in the part of white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - September

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In fact, about 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. While prostate cancer can be a serious disease, more than 2.9 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors.

The Neuroscience Behind Poor Decision Making

Have you ever walked into your house from the store, opened your bags and asked yourself, “Why did I buy this?” That is exactly the phenomenon Paul Glimcher, a neuroscientist at New York University, is trying to understand - why do we make poor economic decisions?

The Future Possibilities of Wearable Digital Imaging Technology

Though PET Scans are noninvasive, they can be uncomfortable. Depending on what part of the body is being scanned, a person may have to lie perfectly still for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. So researchers are now asking, what if you could make a PET scanner that was wearable and portable?