Weekly Updates

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Monday, December 11th 2017
Living in a Bad Neighborhood Linked to Cognitive Decline...

After controlling for individual factors, French researchers report that older women living in deprived neighborhoods appear to have a 1.29-times greater risk for dementia

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Monday, December 4th 2017
Sleep Apnea May Increase Alzheimer's Risk.

Past research has linked the accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain with the development of Alzheimer's disease. In this study, researchers analyzed spinal fluid samples from 208 older men and women

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Monday, November 27th 2017
Vitamin D Levels May Affect Progress of Parkinson's.

In this study, researchers in the United Kingdom followed 145 newly-diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients for 36 months

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Monday, November 20th 2017
Is Divorce in Our Genes?

Past studies have shown that children of divorced parents are usually more likely to become divorced in adulthood, but why is that?

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Monday, November 13th 2017
Pre-Stroke Depression May Affect Recovery.

Among a sample of 364 ischemic stroke survivors, researchers found that those with a history of depression experienced worse

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Monday, November 6th 2017
Heart Attack Raises Vascular Dementia Risk.

Vascular dementia is characterized by a decline in thinking skills due to reduced or impaired blood flow to the brain.

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Monday, October 30 2017
Antioxidants May Reduce Parkinson's Risk.

A fifteen-year study that followed over 80,000 adults found that those with a diet high in the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin E had a 9-13% reduced risk for developing Parkinson's disease during that time. Movement Disorders, September 2017

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Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Dementia Linked to Osteoporosis?

French researchers reviewed the health records of 2,041 older women who had been treated for a peripheral fragility fracture and found these patients were three

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Monday, October 16th, 2017
You're Only as Full as You Think.

In this experiment, participants consumed what they believed to be either a two-egg or four-egg omelet on separate mornings;

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Monday, October 9, 2017
Are You a Daydream Driver?

According to a new study, you may not be as conscientious on the road as you think. In the study, researchers asked nine adults to participate in a driving simulation

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Dementia on the Decline Among Older Americans.

An analysis of data from the Einstein Aging Study indicates that today's older adults are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Vitamin E and Alzheimer's Disease.

An evaluation of data from 17 published studies indicates an association between low serum levels of vitamin E and an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, possibly due to the vitamin's anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, August 2017

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Vitamin E and Alzheimer's Disease.

An evaluation of data from 17 published studies indicates an association between low serum levels of vitamin E and an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, possibly due to the vitamin's anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, August 2017

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Are Coma Patients Conscious?

Sophisticated brain scans may allow doctors to detect consciousness in brain-injured patients who appear unconscious. According to a new study that included 16 severe brain injury patients,

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Does Internet Use Reduce Dementia Risk?.

Using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, researchers observed that middle-aged adults who regularly used the Internet were 40% less likely to develop

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Monday, September 04, 2017
Air Pollution and Parkinson's Disease.

Taiwanese researchers reviewed data concerning over a million patients and found a link between regular exposure to particulate matter pollution and an increased risk for Parkinson's disease. PLOS ONE, August 2017

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Does a Higher IQ Equal a Longer Life?

Scottish researchers analyzed data on nearly 66,000 people who were born in 1936 and discovered that those with a higher IQ test score in childhood had a 28% reduced risk of death from respiratory disease, a 25% lower risk of death from heart disease,

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Monday, August 21, 2017
Slower Walking Speed May Be Harbinger of Mental Decline...

In this study, researchers followed 175 seniors with normal brain function for 14 years and found that those whose walking speed slowed during the course of the study also experienced shrinkage of the right hippocampus.

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Monday, August 14, 2017
Mental Attitude:Radon Exposure May Increase Alzheimer's Disease Risk.

A new study that compared data concerning radon exposure and deaths attributed to Alzheimer's disease (AD) appears to indicate a correlation between ionizing radiation exposure and the development of this neurodegenerative condition.

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Monday, August 7, 2017
Mental Attitude: Making Amends.

Surveys completed by more than 200 adults reveal that when couples have a disagreement, men and women want different things from their partner before they make up.

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Monday, July 31, 2017
Mental Attitude: Time with Dad Good for Baby's Brain.

Researchers analyzed how 128 fathers interacted with their infants at three months of age and then followed up with the children at two years of age. They found that babies whose fathers were more engaged and active when playing with them in their early months of life

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Monday, July 24, 2017
Mental Attitude: Overweight Kids Often Suffer Socially.

A new study has found that overweight kids are excluded and ostracized by classmates more often than their thinner peers. Researchers examined the friendship dynamics of over 500 preteens and found that those who were overweight

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Monday, July 17, 2017
Mental Attitude: Loneliness May Reduce Sleep Quality.

Researchers surveyed more than 2,200 young adults and found that between 25% and 30% of the participants felt lonely sometimes, while another 5% reported they frequently felt lonely.

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Monday, July 10, 2017
Mental Attitude: Brain Scans May Predict Autism.

A special type of imaging known as functional connectivity MRI (FcMRI) may help doctors predict which high-risk babies may develop autism as toddlers. In this study, researchers used FcMRI to scan different regions of the brain of 59 babies believed to be at high risk for autism spectrum disorder and with this data

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Monday, July 3, 2017
Mental Attitude: Elite High School Students at Higher Risk of Addiction.

Teens at elite high schools in the United States seem to face a greater risk of addiction as young adults. In this study, researchers followed more than 500 students from affluent communities starting in their senior year of high school, through college,

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Mental Attitude: Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay.

An analysis of data concerning nearly 900 young children revealed that for each 30-minute increase in time a child spends on a smartphone, tablet, or electronic device at 18 months of age, they have a 49% elevated risk for expressive speech delay. According the American

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Mental Attitude: Pet Dogs Help Children Feel Less Stressed.

Pet dogs can provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed. Researchers randomly assigned children to experience stressors, such as public speaking or a mental task, with either their dog or a parent present for social support, or no one at all.

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Monday, June 12, 2017
Mental Attitude: Children Bullied in Fifth Grade at Risk for Substance Abuse in High School.

In this study, researchers analyzed data concerning nearly 4,300 children from three larger cities in the United States and found a dangerous trajectory between being bullied at age ten or eleven and worrisome behaviors in high school,

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Monday, June 5th, 2017
Mental Attitude: Sleep Helps Memory.

If you want to give your memory a boost, make sure to get enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundation says that sleep benefits your memory the following ways:it helps your body retain what you've learned,

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Monday, May 29, 2017
Mental Attitude: Music May Soothe Post-Op Pain.

Patients recovering from major surgery often struggle with pain and anxiety. In this study, 30 post-surgical patients participated in a 30-minute music therapy session within 72 hours of their operation that included singing, rhythmic drumming, and live music.

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Monday, May 22, 2017
Mental Attitude: A Lonely Heart May Worsen Cold Symptoms.

Being lonely may mean more misery when you're sick. Investigators tracked the mental and physical health of 159 volunteers and found that people who said they had less social support had cold symptoms..

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Mental Attitude: PTSD May Be a Systemic Disorder.

Disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) normally stems from witnessing a shocking, dangerous, or life-threatening event. Researchers recently conducted an analysis of nearly 300 Australian military veterans

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Monday, May 8, 2017
Mental Attitude: Do Dental Visits Make You Anxious?

It is not uncommon to be fearful of going to the dentist, but there are ways to help minimize your anxiety. The American Dental Association offers the following tips to put you at ease: talk with your dentist about your anxiety;

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Monday, May 1, 2017
Mental Attitude: Pros and Cons of Instagram for Teens' Mental Health.

Researchers tracked Instagram use by teens for six months and found a link between frequent use and a greater risk for depression. However, the research team also observed that Instagram use can help adolescents feel closer to their friends, leading to lower levels of depression.

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Monday, April 24th, 2017
Mental Attitude: Heart Diagnosis, Depression, and Death.

In this study, researchers assessed the mental health of 24,000 adults recently diagnosed with coronary artery disease and found about 15% suffered from depression an amount that is significantly higher than the general population. Furthermore, half of those with depression died over the following decade...

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Monday, April 17th, 2017
Mental Attitude: Volunteer Work Is Good for the Brain.

An analysis of data from the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Swedish National Prescribed Drug Register reveals that seniors who regularly perform volunteer work in their community are significantly less likely to develop dementia than those who don't do volunteer work or only do so infrequently....

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Monday, April 10th, 2017
Mental Attitude: Are Common Insecticides Linked to Behavior Issues?

Issues? Exposure to a commonly used group of insecticides may lead to an increased risk of behavioral problems among children. A French research team found that children with the highest levels of pyrethroid metabolites in their bodies are about three times more likely to have behavioral problems....

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Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Mental Attitude: Heavy Social Media Users May Feel Isolated.

This study included nearly 1,800 people aged 19 to 32 who completed an online questionnaire and found that those who used social media sites/apps more often-either in terms of the number of times they used them or in total amount of time spent on them-were more likely to feel isolated from others. Study lead author Dr. Brian Primack explains, "Compared with those in the lowest quarter for frequently checking social media,

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Monday, March 27th, 2017
Mental Attitude: Harsh Parenting Can Backfire.

Parenting that includes frequent yelling, hitting, and threats may bring out the worst in a teen's behavior. Researchers tracked nearly 1,500 students over nine years and found that seventh graders subjected to harsh parenting tactics are more likely to turn to their peers in unhealthy ways, such as hanging out with friends instead of doing homework or engaging in early sexual behavior. Furthermore, these teens are also more likely to drop out of school. Study co-author Dr. Rochelle Hentges writes, "We're primed as individuals to pay attention to our environmental cues...

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Monday, March 20th, 2017
Mental Attitude: Driving May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Fade.

Concussion patients may still have difficulty driving, even after their symptoms disappear. Researchers tested fifteen college-aged participants in a driving simulator within 48 hours of reporting they no longer felt the effects of their concussions and found that despite the participants feeling like they had recovered, they continued to have problems controlling their vehicle and staying within their lane. Journal of Neurotrauma, February 2017

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Monday, March 13th, 2017
Mental Attitude: Sleep Is Important for Motivation.

Adequate sleep is a key component to achieving goals, such as healthier eating, more exercise, quitting smoking, improving relationships, or getting ahead at work. According to Dr. Cathy Goldstein, asleep specialist at the University of Michigan, individuals who don't get enough sleep are less likely to feel motivated to exercise or stick to their no-smoking plan and more likely to be in a bad mood, be less productive at work, eat unhealthy foods, and overeat. University of Michigan, February 2017

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Monday, March 6th, 2017
Mental Attitude: Toxic Bosses Bad for Employee Health.

Twelve hundred participants completed questionnaires related to their own psychological wellbeing, prevalence of bullying at their workplace, and their manager's personality. Their responses revealed that those who work for leaders with psychopathic and narcissistic traits had lower job satisfaction and were also more likely to experience depressive symptoms. Furthermore, not only did employees' wellbeing suffer, they were also more likely to engage in undesirable behaviors at work. British Psychological Society, January 2017.

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Monday, February 27th, 2017
MMental Attitude: Living Near Major Roads May Boost Dementia Risk.

Living near a major roadway may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Researchers followed 6.6 million Canadians for a decade and found those living within 160 feet of a major highwater risk for developing dementia. Study author Dr. Hong Chen adds, "Our study suggests that busy roads could be a source of environmental stressors that could give rise to the onset of dementia." The Lancet, January 2017 .

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Monday, February 20th, 2017
Mental Attitude: Is Vitamin D Deficiency a Risk Factor For Dementia?

Vitamin D is created in the body by way of exposure to sunlight, though it can also be acquired by diet or supplementation. A review of data from six cohort studies indicates that men and women with serious vitamin D deficiency have a 54% greater risk for developing dementia than those with adequate vitamin D levels. BMC Geriatrics, January 2017

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Monday, February 13th, 2017
Concussions May Accelerate Alzheimer's.

A new study suggests concussions may speed up mental decline among individuals already at risk for Alzheimer's disease. In this study, researchers examined 160 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and found that concussions seemed to accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain deterioration and mental...

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Monday, February 6th, 2017
Over-Planning Can Spoil Leisure Time.

Too much planning makes leisure time seem like work. A review of thirteen studies found that people enjoyed their leisure activities less when they over-scheduled. Study co-author Dr. Selin Malkoc adds, "People associate schedules with work. We want our leisure time to be free-flowing... Anything that limits and constrains our leisure chips away at the enjoyment." Journal of Marketing Research, December 2016

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Monday, January 30, 2017
Depression and Facebook.

Experts say that comparing yourself with others on Facebook can lead to feelings of depression. Researchers examined studies from 14 countries that included 35,000 participants and found that Facebook users were more at risk for depression when they felt envy, accepted former romantic partners as Facebook friends,

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Monday, January 23rd, 2017
Sleep Problems May Increase Dementia Risk.

Past research has demonstrated a link between sleep disruption and the cognitive decline that may lead to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Because roughly half of older adults suffer from some form of insomnia or sleep-related disorder, researchers suspect that treatment aimed at improving

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Monday, January 16th, 2017
Can Optimism Lead to a Longer Life?

Women who generally believe that good things will happen appear to live longer. Investigators reviewed records concerning 70,000 women who participated in a long-running health study and found that the risk of dying from cancer was 16% lower; the risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, or respiratory disease was almost 40% lower;

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Monday, January 9th, 2017
Healthy Ambition Beneficial for Kids in the Long Run.

Promoting ambition can help children become successful adults. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises the following: love and accept your child unconditionally, and keep your expectations high; don't expect perfection, but do look for empathy, integrity, and generosity; support your child's passions; don't compare your child to anyone else...

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Monday, January 2nd, 2017
Pets Help People with Mental Health Woes.

Researchers surveyed more than 50 adults with long-term mental health conditions about the role pets play in their social network and found that 60% of respondents placed pets in the central and most important circle above family, friends, and hobbies. Lead study author Dr. Helen Brooks writes, "The people we spoke to through the course of this study felt their pet played a range of positive roles, such as helping them to manage..

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Monday, December 26th, 2016
Parents Often Miss PTSD in Kids.

Researchers followed more than 100 children aged two to ten who had experienced a road collision involving a car crash, being hit while walking, or getting knocked off their bicycle. They found that most parents of kids who still had PTSD after three years didn't recognize their child's symptoms.

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Monday, December 19th, 2016
PTSD May Affect Boys and Girls Differently.

Researchers have discovered that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects the brains of girls and boys in different ways. Using MRI scans, researchers examined the brains of 59 children and found that among those with PTSD, girls and boys showed differences in a part of the brain involved in the experience of emotion and empathy.

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Monday, December 12th, 2016
PTSD Common After Pregnancy Loss

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop in women after pregnancy loss. Researchers surveyed 113 women who'd recently had a miscarriage and found that 45% of women who miscarried and 18% of those who had an ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy) experienced the symptoms of PTSD during a follow-up three months after their pregnancy loss.

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Monday, December 5th, 2016
Loneliness Could Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

Subtle feelings of loneliness experienced by seniors may be an early warning sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers examined the relationship between late-life loneliness and Alzheimer’s disease among 43 women and 36 men with no signs of dementia

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Monday, November 28th, 2016
Menopause "Brain Fog" Is Real.

Women commonly complain of forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and thinking clearly when going through menopause. Researchers often refer to this as "brain fog." In a new study, investigators used standard tests to gauge memory skills, along with functional MRI scans to track brain activity, in 200 men and women as they performed memory-focused tasks.

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Monday, November 21st, 2016
Work Ethic Remains Unchanged.

Contrary to popular belief, baby boomers don’t have a stronger work ethic than their children or grandchildren. Using 105 different measures, including hours worked and commitment to family and work, investigators found no significant difference in work ethic between baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964), generation X (1965 to 1980)

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Monday, November 14th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Traffic Pollution Increases Parkinson's Risk.

Taiwanese researchers report that among a sample of over 55,000 adults, those exposed to the greatest amounts of traffic-related air pollution had a 17-36% greater risk for developing Parkinson's disease than those with the least air pollution exposure. Environment International, November 2016

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Monday, November 07th, 2016
Mental Attitude:Anger Plus Heavy Exertion May Result in a Heart Attack.

Intense anger along with heavy physical exertion may be a trigger for a first heart attack among some people. According to a study that involved more than 12,000 men and women, both intense activity and intense emotions double one's heart attack risk over the following hour, and the risk increases about threefold when individuals are upset and exert themselves at the same time.

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Monday, October 24th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Head Injury Test Approved

Traumatic brain injuries account for over two million trips to the emergency room in the United States each year and contribute to the deaths of about 50,000 people annually. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new computer software that will help assess the brains function after a serious head injury.

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Monday, October 17th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Games Calm Kids Before Surgery.

Playing video games may help calm anxious children before surgery. Investigators assessed 112 children about to have surgery that required general anesthesia. The children were either given a sedative or a tablet device to play games on about 20 minutes before receiving anesthesia. The investigators found that children in both groups displayed similar reductions in anxiety; however, those who played games did not

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Monday, October 10th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Unhappy Relationships May Drive Suicidal Thoughts.

Being in a relationship does not always protect people from having suicidal thoughts. A study of 382 Austrian adults found that middle-aged people who were unhappy in an existing relationship with unresolved relationship conflicts were more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those not in a present relationship. The researchers add that the greater the number of unresolved conflicts in a relationship...

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Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Mental Attitude: Bigger Brain & Blood Flow Involved in Evolution of Human Intelligence.

Intelligence. Australian researchers are challenging the long-held theory that human intelligence evolved from bigger brains alone. The researchers analyzed the size of twoholes in the base of fossil skulls and found that while brain size increased about 350% during the course of human evolution, blood flow to the brain increased 600%. Research leader Dr. Roger Seymour explains, "We believe this is possibly related to the brain's need to satisfy increasingly energetic connections between nerve cells that allowed the evolution of complex....

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Monday, September 26th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Body Acceptance Improving Among Women.

Women. Women in the United States today seem more satisfied with their weight than American females from 30 years ago. A review of more than 250 studies found that women's dissatisfaction with body weight declined significantly between 1981 and 2012. Study author Dr. Bryan Karazsia adds, "In the past few years, we've seen more and more of the idea of body acceptance . . . and more media awareness [of this issue] growing from societal influences."

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Monday, September 19th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Using Smartphones to Improve Mood.

An international study has found that smartphone-based psychotherapeutic exercises can improve one's mood. In the study, participants were able to choose from different psychotherapeutic exercises lasting five minutes each. For example, some subjects recalled emotional experiences, while others repeated short sentences or number sequences in a contemplative manner, or played with their facial gestures. The researcher observed participants felt more alert, calmer,

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Monday, September 12th, 2016
Mental Attitude: The Brains of Preterm Babies Benefit from Breast Milk.

Premature infants who are fed breast milk within their first 28 days of life have better brain development than those without access to breast milk. Investigators followed 180 preterm infants from birth to seven years old and found a link between increased breast milk consumption during NICU hospitalization and larger deep nuclear gray matter volume at full term and better IQs, academic achievements, memory, and motor function by age seven.

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Monday, September 5th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Stressed Dads May Affect Their Kids' Development.

When fathers are stressed out about parenting, it may take a toll on their children's development. In a study that included 730 families, researchers found that sons were more likely to have poorer language skills at age three when their fathers had high levels of stress associated with parenting. Furthermore, both boys and girls of stressed fathers usually scored lower on tests of cognition.

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Mental Attitude: Depression Strikes Nearly 3 Million Teens Yearly.

According to a new government report, almost three million American teens experienced a major bout of depression in 2014. Dr. Paolo del Vecchio, the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services at the United State (US) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration adds, "Adolescence is a critical time in a person's development, and battling with depression can be devastating for teens unless they receive effective treatment... Effective treatment is available, but parents, teachers and all concerned members of the community must work to assure that adolescents in need get help."

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Monday, August 15th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Declining Brain Health Linked to Increased Risk of Critical Illness.

Mayo Clinic researchers report that seniors with mild cognitive impairment are 50% more likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) to treat a serious illness than their peers with no apparent signs of cognitive decline. Critical Care Medicine, July 2016
When it comes to the obesity epidemic, is nature to blame or nurture? An analysis of data from nearly 8,800 adults participating in a nationwide health and retirement study revealed that participants were more likely to pack on more pounds if they were born later in the 20th century, regardless of whether they had a high genetic risk for obesity. The researchers suggest that modern conveniences may be to blame as they have allowed people to become more and more sedentary.

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Monday, August 8th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Use Meditation to Relax.

Regular meditation can help relax both the mind and the body. The Mayo Clinic offers these suggestions: concentrate on breathing deeply and slowly, focus on relaxing every area of your body, repeat a mantra or prayer, meditate as you walk, read something that's personally meaningful, listen to soothing music, and focus your thoughts and gratitude on a particular person, pet, or object. Mayo Clinic, June 2016

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Monday, August 1st, 2016
Mental Attitude: A Stable Family Life Helps Teens Avoid Obesity.

Researchers reviewed information on about 3,700 females and 2,600 males aged 14 to 24 and found that those with stable families and strong relationships with their parents were more likely to follow a healthy diet. These children were also more likely to be both physically active and get sufficient sleep each night. The researchers also note that daughters in these families ate less fast food and were less likely to be overweightor obese and sons who had a close relationship with their father were less likely to be overweight or obese. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, June 2016

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Monday, July 25th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Depression Common Among Those with COPD.

Two new studies have revealed that patients struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may have an increased risk for developing depression. The first study followed COPD patients over a three-year period and found one in four participants reported persistent depressive symptoms. The second study found that 22% of Medicare patients with COPD had one or more psychological disorders. An expert not involved in the study, Dr. David Mannino, explains that depression makes it difficult for those with COPD to adhere to needed therapies, especially since they tend to blame themselves for developing the disease by smoking. CHEST, April 2016

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Monday, July 18th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Heart Failure Boosts Depression Risk!

Heart failure appears to be a substantial risk factor for the development of depression among adults over the age of 40. In this study, German researchers followed 66,497 heart failure (HF) patients and a similar number of people without heart failure for five years and found participants in the HF group were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with depression during the course of the study. International Psychogeriatrics, June 2016

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Monday, July 11th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Lifestyle Changes May Help Kids with ADHD.

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications; however, new researchsuggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy habits. Researchers looked at 184 children with ADHD and 104 without the condition and found that those with ADHD were less likely to follow healthy behaviors recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Sleep Foundation, and the United States Department of Agriculture such as:

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Monday, July 4th, 2016
Mental Attitude: Doctor Attire May Affect Patient Outcomes.

In this study, participants were shown photos of dermatologists wearing different outfits, and 73% of participants preferred images of doctors wearing a white coat, followed by surgical scrubs at 19%, a suit at 6%, and casual clothing at 2%. The study authors note that patients quickly form opinions about a doctor during their initial encounter that can influence their confidence in the doctor's treatment recommendations and that can affect their outcomes. JAMA Dermatology, June 2016

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Monthly Newsletters

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December 2017
Charlie Horses and Management Strategies

At some point in time, most of us have had a 'Charlie horse' or muscle cramp. In fact, 50% of adults over the age of 50 suffer from night cramps.

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November 2017
Can Chiropractic Help Dizziness?

Many of us have had problems associated with dizziness from time to time and have not thought much about it. But when dizziness happens frequently, lasts a long time, or is severe, it definitely gets our attention and forces us to get it checked out.

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October 2017
Whole Body Health

This certainly is a provoking question! Interestingly, there appears to be some fairly convincing evidence that intermittent fasting can have a dramatic effect on both diabetes management (and possibly play a role in preventing the condition) in addition to increasing longevity.

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September 2017
Whole Body Health

Last month, we discussed four factors that increase a woman's risk for back pain: a wider pelvis (resulting in greater pelvic instability due to knock-knee effect); breast size, mass, and weight; hormone levels and variability during menstruation and menopause;

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August 2017
Whole Body Health

Back pain can become both more frequent and more intense as a pregnancy enters into the second and (especially) the third trimester. This is because the biomechanical changes that accompany pregnancy occur too fast for the body to properly adapt.

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July 2017
Whole Body Health

Primarily, chiropractic focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on treatment utilizing manual adjustments and other types of manipulation and/or mobilization of the spine. Chiropractic is classified as a form of primary care, as anyone can choose to see a doctor of chiropractic without a referral.

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June 2017
Whole Body Health

When looking at the neck from the left side, the cervical curve should look "C-shaped", or lordotic. This develops when infants learn to lift and hold their head up while laying on their stomach and continues to progress when a child starts moving around on all fours.

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May 2017
Whole Body Health

We all know it's smart to write down our symptoms before a visit to our healthcare provider, but most of us simply don't take the time. In many cases, it may be only subtle symptoms that trigger a proper diagnosis. This is certainly true when it comes to stroke. There are basically two types of stroke: hemorrhagic stroke and ischemic stroke. A ruptured aneurism,

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April 2017
Joint Pain

Due to bipedal locomotion (walking around on two legs), foot and ankle problems have the potential to affect EVERYTHING above the feet-even the knees!

When analyzing the way we walk (also known as our gait), we find when the heel strike takes place, the heel and foot motion causes "supination" or the rolling OUT of the ankle. As the unloaded leg begins to swing forwards,

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March 2017
Whole Body Update

High-Intensity Interval Training - What Is That?

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is characterized by 30-60 second bouts of high-intensity output followed by a very low-intensity exercise (like walking or slow pedaling) which allows one's heart rate and breathing to recover before the next high- intensity segment.

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February 2017
HOW Do I Know if I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be an extremely painful and activity-limiting condition. It affects many people of all ages and genders, though women are affected more often than men. But how do you know if what you are suffering from is truly CTS or if it's another condition that's producing the symptoms in your hand or wrist?

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January 2017
Neck Pain and Sinusitis - What's the Connection?

The connection between our sinuses and headaches is well established, but what about the relationship between neck pain and our sinuses? Is there a connection? Sinusitis is very common in the spring when pollen counts are high and times when the cold and flu are rampant. It usually manifests with a clear runny nose and pain over the affected sinuses and other "histamine" related symptoms (watery eyes, sneezing, etc.).

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December 2016
What Happens When a Knee Injury Occurs?

Have you ever wondered what actually happens when a player on your favorite sports team has a knee injury? Why is this so common, and why is the knee more vulnerable than the ankle or hip?

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November 2016
WHEN Is Surgery Needed for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) often responds well to non-surgical care and there is good evidence supporting chiropractic treatment for CTS. But the question frequently arises, "When should I consider surgery for my CTS?" Let's take a look...

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October 2016
Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) from a herniated disk often leads to surgical intervention. However, there are patients with this painful malady who can successfully "ride it out" and repeat MRI imaging six to twelve months later often fails to show little, if any, evidence of the original herniated disk that was initially very obvious. How is this possible?

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September 2016
Study Shows the Source of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome May Be a Place Most Doctors and Sufferers Never Look...
Also this month:
  • The evidence of the importance of "gut health" keeps adding up - Research shows manipulating gut microbes may reverse some of the negative effects of a high-fat diet.
  • Why most diets fail - A new animal-based study shows that diets may need to be individualized for each person's unique genetic make-up.
  • The incredible story of a teenager who biked six hours in the hot summer sun and slept in a tent just to start college!
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August 2016
Information Every Headache Sufferer Should Know... Study Shows Many People with Migraines Have These Vitamin Deficiencies...
Also this month:
  • Research shows how positive emotions paired with a stimulus can improve learning.
  • What a revolutionary dog trainer knows about changing behavior in fearful and aggressive dogs that can help you live a less stressful and happier life.
  • The health benefits of honey go far beyond soothing a sore throat...
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July 2016
While Your Pain May Not Be All in Your Head, What's in Your Head May Play a Role in How Much Pain YouFeel. Here's Why...
Also this month:
  • The psychology of pain - What expectations have to do with how much pain one experiences.
  • Do older people really feel more pain? Research gives reason why older people may feel more pain than younger adults.
  • Do older people really feel more pain? Research gives reason why older people
  • Do older people really feel more pain? Research gives reason why older people may feel more pain than younger adults.
  • Do older people really feel more pain? Research gives reason why older people may feel more pain than younger adults.
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