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10 Medical Tests to Avoid

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2014/choosing-wisely-medical-tests-to-avoid.html

Doctors warn that some of these common medical tests routinely taken by Americans can do more harm than good….

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2014/choosing-wisely-medical-tests-to-avoid.html

Doctors warn that some of these common medical tests routinely taken by Americans can do more harm than good….

Aging Biology and Health Disparities Research: Team Science for Pathways to Discovery

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/08/aging-biology-and-health-disparities-research-team-science-pathways-discovery

On July 8, 2015, NIA’s Office of Special Populations released PA-15-293, “Aging Research to Address Health Disparities.“ It seeks to support aging research that addresses disparities in health, including preclinical, clinical, social, and behavioral studies. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Felipe Sierra, director of the Division of Aging Biology (DAB) to discuss some opportunities for involving basic researchers in health disparities research….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/08/aging-biology-and-health-disparities-research-team-science-pathways-discovery

On July 8, 2015, NIA’s Office of Special Populations released PA-15-293, “Aging Research to Address Health Disparities.“ It seeks to support aging research that addresses disparities in health, including preclinical, clinical, social, and behavioral studies. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Felipe Sierra, director of the Division of Aging Biology (DAB) to discuss some opportunities for involving basic researchers in health disparities research….

Brain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills?

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/04/15/brain-training-can-we-really-enhance-our-cognitive-skills/

“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neuroscience Era, an event that brought together over 30 of the world’s top experts on brain health enhancement through emerging neurotechnological interventions.

This is a very interesting and timely question because, as the number of brain training interventions grow, we realize that there are in fact approaches that do work, while others do not. What is the difference between them? What determines whether or not a brain training method will work? These were the main discussion topics of this session.

As Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder of SharpBrains, highlighted, one thing needs to be cleared before entering this discussion: how do …

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/04/15/brain-training-can-we-really-enhance-our-cognitive-skills/

“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neuroscience Era, an event that brought together over 30 of the world’s top experts on brain health enhancement through emerging neurotechnological interventions.

This is a very interesting and timely question because, as the number of brain training interventions grow, we realize that there are in fact approaches that do work, while others do not. What is the difference between them? What determines whether or not a brain training method will work? These were the main discussion topics of this session.

As Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder of SharpBrains, highlighted, one thing needs to be cleared before entering this discussion: how do …

Be there or be square! The NACA meeting is the place to be.

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/09/be-there-or-be-square-naca-meeting-place-be

Everyone who is anyone is going to be at the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA), including many of NIA’s senior and program staff. If you want the most up-to-date information on NIA’s budget and funding, scientific program activities, and research highlights, tune in and join us for the National Advisory Council on Aging meeting tomorrow morning….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/09/be-there-or-be-square-naca-meeting-place-be

Everyone who is anyone is going to be at the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA), including many of NIA’s senior and program staff. If you want the most up-to-date information on NIA’s budget and funding, scientific program activities, and research highlights, tune in and join us for the National Advisory Council on Aging meeting tomorrow morning….

How to Plan for Recovery at Home After Surgery

Source: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/all-about-surgery-15/home-self-care?src=RSS_PUBLIC

WebMD explains how to prepare your house so that you can have a smooth recovery from surgery when you return from the hospital.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/all-about-surgery-15/home-self-care?src=RSS_PUBLIC

WebMD explains how to prepare your house so that you can have a smooth recovery from surgery when you return from the hospital.

Does brain training work = Does it improve cognitive performance in a sustained manner?

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/15/does-brain-training-work-does-it-improve-cognitive-performance-in-a-sustained-manner/

BrainFitnessTrajectoryBrain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills? (BrainBlogger):

“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology, an event that brought together over 30 of the world’s top experts on brain health enhancement through emerging neurotechnological interventions…

As Alvaro Fernandez…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/15/does-brain-training-work-does-it-improve-cognitive-performance-in-a-sustained-manner/

BrainFitnessTrajectoryBrain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills? (BrainBlogger):

“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology, an event that brought together over 30 of the world’s top experts on brain health enhancement through emerging neurotechnological interventions…

As Alvaro Fernandez…

Short-term awards – a strategy for these times?

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/09/short-term-awards-strategy-these-times

We’re trying something different this year in the face of the intense competition for funding—we are aggressively using the NIH R56 activity code for the first time. This award program provides one or two years of support to allow investigators to collect more data, develop more publications, or conduct any other activity that allows them to respond to comments made in the review….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/09/short-term-awards-strategy-these-times

We’re trying something different this year in the face of the intense competition for funding—we are aggressively using the NIH R56 activity code for the first time. This award program provides one or two years of support to allow investigators to collect more data, develop more publications, or conduct any other activity that allows them to respond to comments made in the review….

Take advantage of new opportunities in Alzheimer’s research

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/10/take-advantage-new-opportunities-alzheimers-research

Our nation is focused as never before on investing resources—in time, talent, and treasure—to find effective treatments for this devastating disorder called Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In the past two weeks, we have posted a series of 10 program announcements focused on AD research, which could be funded starting in fiscal year 2016. These program announcements have set-aside funds associated with them, and will be supported according to the availability of funds in FY 2016 through FY 2019….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/10/take-advantage-new-opportunities-alzheimers-research

Our nation is focused as never before on investing resources—in time, talent, and treasure—to find effective treatments for this devastating disorder called Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In the past two weeks, we have posted a series of 10 program announcements focused on AD research, which could be funded starting in fiscal year 2016. These program announcements have set-aside funds associated with them, and will be supported according to the availability of funds in FY 2016 through FY 2019….

Why Women’s Well-Being Should Take Center Stage

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/why-womens-well-being-should-take-center-stage

by Sona Dimidjian & Richard J. Davidson for Huffington Post: If you were told that nearly half of the people on the planet had a higher risk of developing a mental health disorder, what would you do? Would you help bring the……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/why-womens-well-being-should-take-center-stage

by Sona Dimidjian & Richard J. Davidson for Huffington Post: If you were told that nearly half of the people on the planet had a higher risk of developing a mental health disorder, what would you do? Would you help bring the……

On “ethical placebos,” Medicine, and Mind/ Body interactions: A book review

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/13/on-ethical-placebos-medicine-and-mind-body-interactions-a-book-review/

Cure_bookWhen I was 10 years old, I hated doing the dishes. In an attempt to talk my parents out of making me do this hated chore, I pretended to be ill by hanging my head, sighing, sniffling, and walking lethargically to my bedroom, all to no avail—I still had to do those dishes.

But, the next day, I woke up with the flu —a 104-degree fever and stomach pains to match. Boy, were my parents surprised! And, so was I. But, how many of us have had similar experiences, where our minds seemed to somehow impact our bodies in weird, unexplainable ways? How many of u…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/13/on-ethical-placebos-medicine-and-mind-body-interactions-a-book-review/

Cure_bookWhen I was 10 years old, I hated doing the dishes. In an attempt to talk my parents out of making me do this hated chore, I pretended to be ill by hanging my head, sighing, sniffling, and walking lethargically to my bedroom, all to no avail—I still had to do those dishes.

But, the next day, I woke up with the flu —a 104-degree fever and stomach pains to match. Boy, were my parents surprised! And, so was I. But, how many of us have had similar experiences, where our minds seemed to somehow impact our bodies in weird, unexplainable ways? How many of u…