There's no cure and there's no effective treatment for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. But a recent study is offering a promising new method of slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's. The Department of Veteran's Affairs sponsored the study, which involved more than 600 veterans who were given high doses of vitamin E. According to the Associated Press, this is the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage. Dr.
Vitamin E may be a new therapy in slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. 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. And, Spring is just around the corner. On the Garden Journal, the right and wrong way to prune shrubs and trees. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
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. 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. Doyle Cummings about how the video conferencing technology works, and how it will be implemented in eastern North Carolina.