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New Medicine for Alzheimer's Disease

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According to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org), as many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's Disease, a debilitating illness and the 7th leading cause of death. Our featured guest today is Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., board-certified neurologist and the chief medical/scientific officer of Sun Health Research Institute in Arizona. Dr. Sabbagh has dedicated his career to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Sabbagh is a leading investigator for many prominent national Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment trials, including Alzheimer vaccine studies. He is associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer's disease and Clinical Neurology News, has authored and co-authored more than 90 medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer’s research. On today's show, Dr. Sabbagh will share insights from his book "The Alzheimer’s Answer," published by John Wiley & Sons, with a forward by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. In addition to his clinical work and private practice in Sun City AZ, Dr. Sabbagh is associate director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, a clinical instructor in the Banner/St. Joseph’s Geriatric Fellowship Program, and a visiting scientist in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. He also is an adjunct professor at Midwestern University and Arizona State University. Dr. Sabbagh earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He served his residency in neurology at Baylor College of medicine and a completed his fellowship in geriatric neurology and dementia at the UCSD School of Medicine. To find out more about clinical trails for Alzheimer's Disease visit www.clinicaltrials.gov. To learn more about current studies being conducted at Clinilabs' research unit in Manhattan, or to learn about global clinical trials underway, visit www.clinilabs.com.

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