NOTE [345 KB]
The ABCs of autism.
A special kiss brings on puberty.
Sights set on eradicating polio in India.
CLOSER [111 KB]
Scaife’s Grammy nominee.
What goes wrong in the “boy in the bubble” disease?
Certain cancers can’t be fought with radiation—and now we know why.
New insight on health disparities among
Heartache spurs understanding.
The history behind a silent office mate.
NEWS [1129 KB]
In adoption medicine,
the pregnancy is in the paperwork.
Abraham Twerski left his father’s congregation to
pursue the work he thought he’d do as a rabbi.
CALL [437 KB]
The toll neurodegeneration takes on our communities is staggering. In this issue, we focus on
two heavies: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. In a follow-up story, we’re invited along on a
father-daughter journey. (Illustration © Michael Lotenero.)
Stolen Lives [1119
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s: 5.5 million Americans afflicted, and that
figure’s slated to increase. Is there no stopping these diseases? Our
neurogurus respond. In a follow-up story, we learn how bugs might
save our brains. (It makes more sense than you’d think.) In another, a
Pittsburgh writer takes us on an eye-opening journey with her father.
COVER STORY BY DOTTIE HORN AND LEAH KAUFFMAN
FOLLOW - UPS BY CINDY GILL AND DOTTIE HORN
Twin Portals to the Brain [375
An astounding new surgical procedure was kept quiet at Pitt for five years.
Why? Because you’d better have your act together before you tell people
you can remove brain tumors the size of baseballs through the nose.
BY CHUCK STARESINIC
So You Want to Change the World? [261
Some people might say Catherine DeAngelis has reached a point in
her life where she’s no longer afraid. “But I’ve never been afraid,” clarifies
the editor in chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
BY JESSICA MESMAN