Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen? Which to Choose?

When people are in pain, whether it’s from a headache, sore back, or muscle sprain from playing sports, they often reach for over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Which ...

That First Drink Is a Learning Experience

The first experience with alcohol is a learning situation, and as such it is associated with changes in neurochemistry and the activity of specific neuronal subsets. The perceived, euphoric “high” in...

A New Way to Prevent Heart Disease

Four years ago, Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and colleagues made a landmark discovery linking intestinal bacteria to heart disease. His team found that when our d...

Stroke Risk Increases From Stenting in Older Patients

Vascular surgery appears to be safer than stenting for patients over 70 years of age with carotid stenosis, or a blockage of the carotid arteries in the neck, according to new findings published toda...

Couch Potatoes May Have Smaller Brains Later in Life

Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later, according to a study published in the February 10, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of t...

Figuring Out Why Artificial Joints Fail

Nothing lasts forever, including artificial joints. Failing prosthetic joint replacements are a potential serious health problem for the more than 7 million Americans living with an artificial knee o...