Rhythm And Language

Oct 13, 2013

Having a good sense of rhythm is useful if you're a musician or dancer. But did you know that being able to follow a beat might also improve your language skills?

Sex And Alzheimer

Sep 22, 2013

In 2005, Sandra Day O’Connor resigned her position as a Supreme Court justice to care for her husband, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. While on the Alzheimer’s unit, Justice O’Connor’s husband fell in love with another woman. Justice O’Connor gave the couple her blessing, but it created a media sensation. John Portman, Ph.D., the author of “The Ethics of Sex and Alzheimer’s,” discusses the complicated sexual and emotional relationships of the spouses of Alzheimer’s patients.

You might that the more you know about how medicine works, the less likely you are to be a hypochondriac. Yet medical students are some of the most intense hypochondriacs around. Why? Jeremy Shere and Barron Lerner, M.D., explain this troubling trend.

How Can A Computer Program Detect Autism?

Sep 22, 2013

The Indiana University School of Medicine and Rutgers University have collaborated to help create a new screening tool that can more accurately diagnose autism in children as young as 3. Jorge Jose, D.Sc., vice president of research at Indiana University, is part of the research team developing the novel technology. By tracking and comparing the random movements of a child with autism to movements of other children, the program promises to help physicians and therapists create greater individualized therapy and treatments for children with autism.

We all know that smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health, but did you know that pediatricians may play a key role in preventing kids from picking up the habit?

What Are Concussion Clinics?

Sep 15, 2013

Why Are Concussions So Hard To Detect?

Sep 15, 2013