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NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, including former Bears…

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Mental diagnostic manual drops Asperger's syndrome as a separate mental disorder

Mental diagnostic manual drops Asperger's syndrome as a separate mental disorder

"Asperger's syndrome" is dropped as a separate diagnosis in the first major rewrite in almost two decades of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Family input helps detect dementia earlier

Family input helps detect dementia earlier

Dementia can sneak up on families. Its sufferers are pretty adept at covering lapses early on, and spouses are sometimes there to compensate.

February 23, 2012 9:00 am
Making a push for family input to detect dementia earlier

Making a push for family input to detect dementia earlier

Alexis McKenzie's mother had mild dementia, but things sounded OK when she phoned home: Dad was with her, finishing his wife's sentences as they talked about puttering through the day and a drive to the store.

February 17, 2012 1:00 pm
Jamie Grace earns Grammy nod, battles Tourette's

Jamie Grace earns Grammy nod, battles Tourette's

When Jamie Grace performs music, all of the uncontrollable facial twitches and involuntary body movements called tics become an afterthought.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am
U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan to provide better treatments and day-to-day care for dementia patients, and relief for their overwhelmed caregivers, too.

January 26, 2012 9:00 am

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

Effective treatments for Alzheimer's by 2025? That's the target the government is eyeing as it develops a national strategy to tackle what could become the defining disease of a rapidly aging population.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am
Facts, awareness are key to dealing with Alzheimer's disease

Facts, awareness are key to dealing with Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease strikes one in two Americans over the age of 85.

November 22, 2011 12:00 am
Tennessee's Summitt focuses on hoops while managing dementia

Tennessee's Summitt focuses on hoops while managing dementia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Pat Summitt has handled the talk about her dementia diagnosis the same way she manages Tennessee basketball and her life: with control and determination.

October 26, 2011 3:50 pm
Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened over eight long years, so did Doreen Alfaro's bills: The walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers — and the caregivers hired for more and more hours a day so Alfaro could go to work and her elderly father coul…

September 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan, to combine research aimed at fighting the mind-destroying disease with help for caregivers.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens

Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens

Backpack. Notebooks. Whooping cough shot? If you haven't worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering kindergarten, better put vaccines on the to-do list.

August 25, 2011 3:00 pm
Tennessee's Summitt has early onset dementia

Tennessee's Summitt has early onset dementia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Pat Summitt struggled for several months with how to tell the women's basketball players at Tennessee, recruits and fans that she was having memory loss problems.

August 23, 2011 7:55 pm Photos

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New ways to stave off dementia

New ways to stave off dementia

For those of us hoping to age in good health, there may be little new in the basic message — exercise, eat your fruits and veggies, watch your fats!

August 21, 2011 12:00 pm Photos

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Glen Campbell shines in first show since Alzheimer's news

Glen Campbell shines in first show since Alzheimer's news

Glen Campbell leaned over his blue electric guitar, plucked a few strings and made a sour face.

July 22, 2011 12:00 am

Revisiting ADHD and Ritalin

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Lawrence H. Diller ignited a national debate over the steep rise in children being diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and treated with stimulant medication.

May 19, 2011 7:15 am
James Durbin a true 'American Idol' in the eyes of Tourette's sufferers

James Durbin a true 'American Idol' in the eyes of Tourette's sufferers

Thanks to charismatic rocker James Durbin, "American Idol" nights have become an excuse to play dress-up in the Brentwood, Calif., home of Brandon DeVincenzi.

April 09, 2011 12:00 am
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