Alzheimer's: Can a Head Injury Increase My Risk?

Can a head injury cause or hasten Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia? Answer From Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. The immediate effects of a head injury can include symptoms that are also seen in dementia, such as confusion and memory loss, as well as changes in speech, vision, and personality. Depending on the severity of […]


Alzheimer's Genes: Are You at Risk?

Certain genes make you more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Genes control the function of every cell in your body. Some genes determine basic characteristics, such as the color of your eyes and hair. Other genes can make you more likely to develop certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have identified a number of genes […]

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Inadequate Prison Policies Put Former Inmates At Greater Risk Of Opioid Death

More than 100 Americans die of opioid overdoses each day, but there’s one group for which the epidemic has been especially deadly: recently released inmates.  The two weeks immediately after release is a particularly dangerous period for the formerly incarcerated, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health in July, which analyzed data on […]