Brody School of Medicine http://publicradioeast.org en Vitamin E May Be Effective Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease http://publicradioeast.org/post/vitamin-e-may-be-effective-treatment-alzheimers-disease <p>There's no cure and there's no effective treatment for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.&nbsp; But a recent study is offering a promising new method of slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's.&nbsp; The Department of Veteran's Affairs sponsored the study, which involved more than 600 veterans who were given high doses of vitamin E.&nbsp; According to the Associated Press, this is the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:02:59 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 35380 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (02/28/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-022814 <p>Vitamin E may be a new therapy in slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with a Brody School of Medicine Physician about the new treatment and risks associated with consuming vitamin E in high doses.&nbsp; And, Spring is just around the corner.&nbsp; On the Garden Journal, the right and wrong way to prune shrubs and trees.&nbsp; The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:08:03 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 35284 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (02/28/14) Telemedicine Used to Treat Diabetes Patients in Rural ENC http://publicradioeast.org/post/telemedicine-used-treat-diabetes-patients-rural-enc <p>Diabetes is a growing concern for North Carolinians, especially for people who live in the eastern part of the State where studies have shown diabetes cases are rampant.&nbsp; East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine is looking to curb the obesity rate by offering people who live in rural areas access to health care specialists using new telemedicine methods. Today, Public Radio East’s Mac McKee talks to the Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Dr. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:01:03 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 26020 at http://publicradioeast.org New Non-Invasive Depression Treatment Avaliable in ENC http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-non-invasive-depression-treatment-avaliable-enc <p>This week,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">we speak with an East Carolina University psychiatrist about a new, non-invasive treatment being used for people living with depression.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Depression… it’s difficult to treat.&nbsp; An estimated one in 10 adults in the United States suffers from depression, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.</p><p><em>“It’s a very common disorder and a very serious disorder that has significant disabling features associated with it.”</em></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:03:51 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 24030 at http://publicradioeast.org