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    Is It a Match? Choosing a Clinical Trial That’s Right for You

    Are you thinking you may wish to participate in a clinical trial, but you aren’t sure how to get started? BrightFocus Foundation and Antidote – a third-party clinical trial matching service – have teamed up to make it easier to search for and find a clinical trial that is right for you.

    December 11, 2017
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    Expert

    Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s New?

    Not since 2003 has a new medication been approved by the FDA for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Fortunately, this long dry spell may be nearing an end. This article explores a variety of clinical trials that may one day provide new treatments and methods to more effectively manage Alzheimer’s disease.

    October 10, 2017
  • If we are really going to impact the disease, we need to find people early. Dr. Mario Cornacchione
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    Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s and Dementia: A BrightFocus Interview with Mario Cornacchione, DO

    Mario Cornacchione, DO, recently joined BrightFocus Foundation, the parent organization for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, in a Scranton PA community forum on Alzheimer’s and caregiving. Dr. Cornacchione is a practicing physician and is also working with several clinical trials. What follows is a brief question and answer session between BrightFocus and Dr. Cornacchione.

    February 14, 2018
  • Secondary Glaucoma (Medications - Eye Disease - Trauma - Diabetes)
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    Secondary Glaucoma

    Secondary glaucoma is a broad term that encompasses many types of glaucoma that are the result of certain medical conditions in the eye or the body.

    February 12, 2018
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    Expert

    Alcohol and Dementia: A Complicated Relationship

    The role of alcohol use as a risk factor for dementia is complicated. At different times, alcohol has been seen as protective, harmful, or incidental to the risk of dementia. Each of these views is partially correct, and the entire story is not yet fully known. This article discusses some of what we do know.

    February 7, 2018
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