• Photo of microglia (green) and neurons (red). Image by Gerry Shaw, EnCor Biotechnology Inc. (Wikicommons).
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    A New Angle on Alzheimer’s Disease: The Inflammation Connection

    Learn how the immune system and inflammation play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and how targeting specific elements of the inflammatory process could be useful in treating or preventing this brain disorder.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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    Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

    Preparing ahead of time for your visit to the eye doctor can help you manage your vision health. In honor of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month, we have provided a list of the top 10 questions that you should ask your eye doctor if you have a diagnosis of macular degeneration.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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    Alternative Medicine for Macular Degeneration: Does it Work?

    Some patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) look to alternative medicine for prevention options. While there is strong evidence that certain vitamins and diets can reduce your risk of vision disease, other approaches, such as rheophoresis, microcurrent stimulation, and acupuncture are unproven at present.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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    Amyloid PET Scans: Are They a Game-Changer?

    Amyloid PET scans allow, for the first time, accurate detection of amyloid plaques—one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease—in living people. The scans may help clinicians proceed with greater knowledge and assurance, and patients will be able to have greater confidence in their diagnoses and treatment recommendations. This article explains what PET scans are and how they are currently used, and provides an update on a new clinical trial that will deliver important information on how the scans will be used in the future.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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