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.
A feature report on the latest advancements in the treatment of strokes.
Stroke – it’s feared, its deadly, and it’s debilitating. As far as statistics are concerned, you’re more likely to have a stroke if you live in the South. In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death in North Carolina. And our state is considered to be the ‘buckle’ of the stroke belt, which includes several states in the southeast part of the country where stroke death rates are significantly higher than the rest of the United States.
This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the latest advancements in the treatment of strokes. And, how to grow your spring vegetable garden on a budget. Those stories and more, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East. Catch the rebroadcast Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas at 88.5 WZNB New Bern, 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach-Beaufort, 90.3 WKNS Kinston- Goldsboro, and 88.1 in Greenville.
This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to officials with the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune about the treatment and interventional services they provide to Marines and Sailors returning from combat. And, we discuss Executive Order 124, which seeks to improve relations between North Carolina agencies and local military installations. Plus, it's a fundraising event in New Bern that sets the table to fight hunger.