| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:38 PM
My dog gets a Lyme disease shot every year and takes Sentinel regularly, but I'm nervous about ticks. We look for them every time he's outside. I have never used Frontline or anything like it because I don't like the chemicals in the house. Is there...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In her commentary, Susan Peschin criticizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for not finding evidence of benefit for screening for dementia as based on sound science ("Alzheimer's again gets short shrift," April 14). On what else should such a...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Columbia resident Michael Osborne couldn't process the news when he was first diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer back in May 2008.
"It was horrifying," he said. "I called my wife, and we cried a lot. I was thinking 'You die of this disease,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
I am responding to the letter from Dr. Andy Lazris entitled "Screening for Alzheimer's carries its own risks," (April 17).
The Alzheimer's Association supports efforts that increase early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease by trained...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:03 PM
With all the invasive species out there, should I cut down my Japanese maple?
No, the Japanese maple is not invasive. Most non-native plants are not. Many spread or produce seedlings, but they don't take over the neighborhood or show up in natural areas....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I write in response to Susan Peschin's recent commentary on Alzheimer's disease ("Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift," April 14).
Ms. Peschin contends that we are not doing enough to screen for Alzheimer's Disease, and she faults the U.S....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:41 PM
This year, approximately 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson's, joining the 1 million people already living with the disease in the United States and the 4 million to 6 million diagnosed with it worldwide. Their painful struggle is one...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In his letter to the editor in response to Alliance for Aging Research's CEO Sue Peschin's commentary, "Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift" (April 14), Dr. Andy Lazris of Columbia contends that since there are no effective treatments for Alzheimer'...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
This is getting old.
Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short.
The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
| Apr 24, 2014
These groups meet regularly.
Alzheimer's Support Group — First Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. People living with early-stage Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia and their caregivers are invited to attend a free support group led by Dr. Tom Swisher...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:10 PM
My dogwood had leaf spots last summer. Now my neighbors say it's dead and I should cut it down. Should I?
Your neighbors may think it had Discula anthracnose, a fungal disease that slowly killed many dogwoods — particularly stressed ones —...