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The Prevalence of Migraine and Other Neurological Conditions Among Retired National Football League Players: A Pilot Study

Randolph W. Evans, MD

November/December 2017—Findings suggest that retired NFL players may be at increased risk for migraine, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, bedwetting, essential tremor, and Parkinson’s disease.

Forward Thinking: Advances in Neurology

November/December 2017—A review of notable neurological developments in 2017 and a preview of the year ahead.

The Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of Hearing Loss, Part 2: Evaluation and Treatment

Ronald Devere, MD

November/December 2017—Although unrecognized hearing loss can affect quality of life and play a role in cognitive impairment, it may be reversible and/or treatable.

FDA Fast-Tracks Alzheon’s Anti-Amyloid Alzheimer’s Agent

Tuesday, October 24, 2017—The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to Alzheon, Inc.’s investigational anti-amyloid drug ALZ-801 for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Using a prec…

The Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of Hearing Loss, Part 1

Ronald Devere, MD

October 2017—Evidence suggests a causal link between hearing decline and cognitive impairment.

US Postal Service Issues Alzheimer’s Disease Semipostal Stamps

Monday, October 02, 2017—New stamps for Alzheimer’s disease awareness are coming soon from the US Postal Service. Under its semipostal discretionary program, the Postal Service will issue five s…

Blood Test Shown to Accurately Identify Alzheimer’s Disease

Monday, September 11, 2017—A blood test may help identify and diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,…

Study: Women and Men with APOE Epsilon 4 Gene at Equal Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, August 31, 2017—Although women with the APOE e3/e4 genotype have been thought to be at greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests that men and women between 55 and 85 y…


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