Fitness may fend off dementia

Study: Women who are fit at age 50 have a nearly 90 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer's.

Empathy may reside in your DNA

Genetic variants may account for about 10 percent of individual differences in compassion-oriented traits.

Patient Story

‘Time is brain’

David McIntee is a competitive athlete, but a genetic heart condition led to a stroke. Quick action saved his cognition—and his life.

Vitamin D3 may benefit heart surgery patients

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Poor sleep may heighten Alzheimer’s risk

Chronically disturbed sleep may facilitate the development of Alzheimer's disease or accelerate its progression.

World’s biggest puzzle: 1 million pieces

Once assembled, the All of Us Research Program could provide an unprecedented picture of health and wellness in the United States.

Sunny days in youth may mean better odds

Lower levels of vitamin D have been associated with a rise in risk for multiple sclerosis.

Brain injuries don’t discriminate

The symptoms of a brain injury are not the same for everyone. Take a look at some of the most common signs.

Patient Story

A prescription for gratitude

Less than a year after surgery to fix a rare brain abnormality, pharmacist Elena Beaman is reclaiming normalcy.

Straight talk: Proper posture pays

At work and in life, the surest route to less pain and more gain? Sound body mechanics.

Battle explosions may cause memory problems

War veterans who have been close to bomb blasts score lower on memory tests and overall cognitive performance.

Study: Truckers at greater risk of ALS

Exposure to diesel fumes may increase a worker's odds of developing the neurodegenerative condition.