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Depressive Symptoms & Dementia Risk

Older adults who show patterns of chronically high and increasing depressive symptoms over time may be at higher risk of subsequently developing dementia. Previous studies have suggested

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CT scan of the patient's brain and the hand of a doctor. Photo.

A New Approach to Essential Tremor | Feature

Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder in the United States, afflicting an estimated 10 million Americans. “Although the condition does not shorten life expectancy,

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Aspirin, Anticoagulants, & Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

Previous research shows that aspirin is not as beneficial as oral anticoagulant agents for reducing thromboembolism risk. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide

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Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

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Brain Scan Before Antidepressant Therapy May Predict Response | News Brief

Predicting patient responses to drugs could reduce the time it takes patients to begin feeling better and reduce health-care costs. A functional MRI brain scan may help

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Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | News Brief

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

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Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | News Brief

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

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hearing-listening-brain-ears-sound-pitch-music

Linking Concussions to the Brain’s Ability to Process Sound | News Brief

The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain’s ability to process sound, according to a new study by researchers from Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory.

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Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | News Brief

This video was presented on December 12, 2006 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

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Penn Study Confirms: Declining Sense of Smell May Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s Disease | News Brief

Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply

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Physician’s Weekly, LLC, Announces Partnership to Create First-Ever Facebook CME/CE | Feature

Basking Ridge, NJ; (November 13, 2016) – Physician’s Weekly announces the launch of the first-ever CME/CE Facebook Livecast on December 13 in collaboration with Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

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Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

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Potentially Unsafe Med Scripts Up for Dual Users With Dementia | Feature

Rates of PUM are higher among veterans with dementia using VA-Medicare Part D system

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brain-mind-question-pieces-puzzle-intelligence

Among antidementia drugs, memantine is associated with the highest risk of pneumonia | Feature

Among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia, new research shows. The use of rivastigmine patches is associated with an increased

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Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries | Feature

A new study of sleepwalkers found an intriguing paradox: Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely

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Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

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Scientists develop game-changing blood test for concussions | Feature

A new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 percent certainty whether or not an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion has been developed by a

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5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.

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For women, caffeine could be ally in warding off dementia | Feature

Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption of more than 261 mg per day was associated with a 36 percent reduction in the risk of

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