Thinning of brain region may signal dementia risk 5-10 years before symptoms

January 22, 2024

A ribbon of brain tissue called cortical gray matter grows thinner in people who go on to develop dementia, and this appears to be an accurate biomarker of the disease five to 10 years before symptoms appear, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reported.

Myth or fact article library

January 15, 2024

  Have you ever wondered if health-related statements you’ve heard over the years are misconceptions or factual? Test your knowledge by exploring these myth or fact articles. Are these common beliefs myths or fact? Myth or fact? Test your knowledge about good ear health Myth or fact? Can sitting too close to the TV hurt […]

Are these common beliefs myths or facts?

January 13, 2024

By Fred Clifton Campbell Jr., MD, associate professor/clinical, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine If food drops on the floor, does the five-second rule apply? Is it dangerous to hold a sneeze? It’s good to question whether there is any truth to some commonly held beliefs that have become part of the cultural […]