On the Horizon: An Earlier Glaucoma Diagnosis?

Researchers have discovered how some types of eye cells alter their structure following elevated eye pressure. The finding could lead to a better understanding and diagnosis of glaucoma.

What Your Cosmetic Surgeon Doesn't Tell You

Plastic surgeons are perhaps the most “polished” of physicians. They are typically the best dressed, have the most effervescent personalities, the perkiest nurses, and offices ripped from the pages of Architectural Digest, in addition to stunning spouses.

Longevity Protein Protects Against Alzheimer's

Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco report in February 2015 in the Journal of Neuroscience that raising levels of the life-extending protein klotho can protect against learning and memory deficits in Alzheimer's disease.

New Name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

A February 2015 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) presents new diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and examines whether a new name for the condition is warranted. The author of a related commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that a new name alone will not improve the lives of people suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome, but expresses optimism that improved clinician knowledge and acceptance, and an enhanced research agenda, is a step in the right direction.

Solve the Medical Riddle: Her Left Shoulder and Arm Are Painful and Her Fingers Tingle, Fourth Week

By Marie Savard MD

Editor’s note: Welcome to our ThirdAge feature that gives you a chance to play medical sleuth as we share the details of what happened when a patient presented with a problem that stumped the physician at first.


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