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Landmark clinical study shows MRgFUS effective for bone mets pain.

A Landmark Study on Palliation of Bone Mets PainWhen a primary cancer such as cancer of the breast, prostate or lung spreads to the bone (bone mets), treatment strategies become complex. In today’s world of oncology, better systemic chemotherapies can add months and even years to a patient’s life; in addition, local cancer control of […] KEEP READING

Understanding cartilage increases awareness of its importance.

What You Should Know About CartilageOne of the most fascinating components of the human body is cartilage, an incredibly versatile material. Trying to describe cartilage is like the six blind men who try to figure out what an elephant is: “The elephant is like a pillar,” said the man who touched his leg. “Oh no! […] KEEP READING

Essential tremor gets worse in stressful situations.

How Stress Makes Essential Tremor WorseEssential tremor (ET) is the most common form of uncontrollable rhythmic shaking, though it is sometimes misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. The involuntary trembling results from abnormal communication between certain areas of the brain (cerebellum, thalamus, and brain stem). It is estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from ET, though many […] KEEP READING

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: French Expert Describes AI Benefits

What does the chest have to do with the brain? Aside from the role played by the brain in regulating life-sustaining involuntary breathing and heart rate, it doesn’t look like there’s much of a connection. However, French physician Philippe Grenier, a “respected expert in chest imaging and respiratory disease,” is enthusiastic about integrating Artificial Intelligence […] CONTINUE

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Predicting Prostate Cancer Progression During Active Surveillance

“Despite increasing adoption of active surveillance (AS) for low-risk prostate cancer, AS discontinuation rates are high, investigators report.” This quote, from a September 2021 Renal & Urology News report, referred to a study of over 16,000 Canadian prostate cancer (PCa) patients who had been diagnosed with low risk disease from 2008-2014. 51% of these patients […] CONTINUE

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease Based on Accelerated Brain Aging

Dementia is not fun. The symptoms and conditions that signal mental deterioration are a slow and inexorable crumbling process that eventually incapacitates a person. This process places burdens on the individual patient, his or her loved ones, and even society as people are living longer. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, “Dementia is a general term […] CONTINUE