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Medical Xpress: New study examines gender differences in PTSD among military personnel

A study of U.S. Navy healthcare personnel has shown that when comparing the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among women and men who had similar deployment experiences, and especially combat experience, the risk of PTSD was significantly higher among women. PTSD risk rose for both men and women with an increasing number of combat […]

Power down for Insight

Power down for Insight We can often get caught in a state of information overload, which can leave us deprived of deep thoughts. Learn to press pause by stepping away, unplugging from technology, and disengaging from the task at hand. Allowing our brains to rest will allow new insights, or aha moments, to emerge.

Stay Socially Engaged for Better Brain Health

Stay Socially Engaged for Better Brain Health Go deep. You don’t have to be a social butterfly to reap the benefits of social engagement. “A few close relationships is just fine,” says Laura L. Carstensen, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. “It’s not the number, but rather the richness and depth of relationships that […]

Brain Health In Your 30’s

Brain Health In Your 30’s After graduating from college, the brain is neuroengineered in the workplace. Unfortunately, little attention is paid to the working environment’s impact on brain health. For people in their 30’s, strengthen your brain’s health by creating balance between work life and personal life and take time to be with family and […]

The Atlantic: When the brain can’t make its own maps

Sharon Roseman, 68, has a grinning, pink lobster outside her home in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She calls him Louie, and when she comes home, the lobster’s gaudy presence is the only thing that lets her know for sure that she’s made it to the right house.  Locating what should be a familiar landmark isn’t just […]

New York Times: Is it ordinary memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease?

Fears about memory issues, commonplace among those of us who often misplace our cellphones and mix up the names of our children, are likely to skyrocket as baby boomers move into their 70s, 80s and beyond. Many may be unwilling to wait to have their memories tested until symptoms develop that could herald encroaching dementia […]

VOX: A new study shows there’s a strong link between ADHD and premature death

Does a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increase one’s risk of dying young? Though some studies have suggested there may be a link, they weren’t large enough to tell for sure. Now, a new, well-designed study in the Lancet gets pretty close to demonstrating this disturbing correlation. A small group of Danish researchers gathered […]

Know Brainer

Know Brainer: One lesson to embrace now and throughout your life is: the more you learn, the more you will be humbled by how little you know and have yet to learn.

MedicalXpress: Actions Versus Objects: The Role of the Motor System

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a very severe disease that mainly affects the motor system. Recently the focus of public attention thanks to a viral campaign (remember last summer’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?), ALS leads to progressive paralysis and ultimately death. Among the lesser known symptoms of the disease are cognitive impairments, which may even […]