Monthly Archives: May, 2012

In recognition o fher work in Vietnam, Nicole Smith receives the citation for the "People's Health."
0 Nicole Smith PhD ’02, MPH ’90

(Originally published in What’s Happening in HSPA, Winter-Spring 2012) Nicole Smith PhD ’02, MPH ’90 writes, “It’s hard to believe…

Damen Hailemariam
0 Damen Hailemariam PhD ’96

(Adapted from an article published in What’s Happening in HSPA, Winter-Spring 2012) Damen Hailemariam PhD ’96 is primarily interested in…

1 Can Coconut Oil Treat Alzheimer’s? A new book raises hopes—here’s the truth behind the claims

Millions of people around the world, including thousands of scientists, are desperately seeking a good treatment for Alzheimer’s disease—or, almost beyond hope, a cure. So it’s no wonder that many readers have been asking us about a new book enticingly called Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure? by Dr. Mary Newport (a pediatrician), which has gotten lots of media coverage. The proposed cure is not one of those expensive Alzheimer’s drugs (which have marginal benefits), but rather a simple food that’s supposed to have dramatic effects on people with the disease. The food is coconut oil.