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Hold That Thought: Walking Through Doorways Makes Us Forget

January 15, 2012


Are you sitting down as you’re reading this?  If not, you may want to – chances are, if you’re browsing this on your iPhone while walking to the fridge, you’ll forget what you were reading about by the time you get back (and you may even forget what brought you to the kitchen in the […]

Does Size Matter?

March 31, 2011


Fortunately, at least when it comes to dementia and certain brain injuries, the answer is no.  That’s thanks to something referred to as one’s “cognitive reserve.” When comparing the two images, you might assume that the owner of the brain on the left has severely reduced mental capacity – but you’d be wrong.  That decimated […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 12th, 2011

February 12, 2011


Good morning, here’s a sample of what’s been cooking recently in the world of health research: Diet Soda May Carry Cardiovascular Risk:  In a preliminary report published this week, researchers suggested that “diet soda is not an optimal substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages, and may pose a greater risk of stroke, MI or vascular death than […]

Weekend Health Wrap-Up | February 5th, 2011

February 5, 2011


The past few days were terribly busy & have kept me from posting.  Here are some of this week’s most interesting findings: Aerobic exercise boosts hippocampal volume: The hippocampus is a small region of brain that is critical to the storage & retrieval of long-term memory and spatial reasoning – it’s also the first to […]

America’s Kids Get a Referral to Dr. Seuss

January 25, 2011


Dr. Seuss wasn’t a physician, but his stories may be just what the doctor ordered.  A study published yesterday in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics concluded that shorter sleep and/or irregular sleep patterns pose a health risk to children. “Conclusions:   Obese children were less likely to experience “catch-up” sleep on weekends, […]