Health Advice From America's Leading Doctors

Special Health Reports are accurate, up-to-date, research-backed condition treatment guides. Each one is designed to help you or a loved one manage a serious medical condition—with practical, no-nonsense answers to all your most important questions.

We publish more than 15 in-depth reports focused on specific conditions that affect adults over age 50, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, atrial fibrillation, arthritis, joint replacement, COPD and urinary incontinence.

Every report is written by a top physician practicing at a major hospital or research institution. The goal of each report is to take you step-by-step through the many issues that you confront when you receive a diagnosis—and provide you with informed, straightforward advice so you can effectively partner with your doctor to make the right decisions for the best possible outcome.

These Special Health Reports are published in partnership with Scientific American, the world’s foremost science magazine with deep editorial coverage of health and medical topics. Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the United States and has published articles by more than 150 Nobel Prize-winning scientists.

You can be assured that the health information you read is medically accurate, research-backed and doctor-vetted

A complete list of our Special Health Reports appears in the bookstore section of the website.

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Scientific American White Papers

The Memory White Paper brings you the best and most powerful of the year's memory and mind breakthroughs from leading medical research facilities around the world.

You will discover:

  • An up-to-date listing of medications for treating Alzheimer's.
  • How breathing problems during sleep may be tied to cognitive decline.
  • New findings on how a Mediterranean diet can help stave off memory impairment.
  • Factors that may reduce the impact of genetic risk in Alzheimer's.
  • How behavioral symptoms such as agitation may predict Alzheimer's progression.
  • Simple, low-tech tests for measuring cognitive decline
  • Characteristics that may increase pain in older adults with dementia—and what to do about it.

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