Items Tagged ‘dementia’

July 18, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

US News & World Reportby Steven Reinberg Losing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it’s never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why keeping mentally active has […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, brain health, dementia, Dr. Yonas Geda, mild cognitive impairment, U.S. News & World Report


July 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 12, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Science, Even if you don’t play contact sports, you could develop signs of traumatic brain injury by Sabine Galvis — Scientists looking for a link between repeated brain trauma and lasting neurological damage typically study the brains of soldiers or football players. But it’s unclear whether this damage—known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)—is prevalent in […]

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Tags: air quality, alzheimer's disease, Amazon Alexa, anxiety, ASCO, babysitting, belly fat, Chad Corey, Charles Allie, Cheryl Hadaway, Cognitive Impairment, dementia


July 12, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDayby Steven Reinberg Losing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it’s never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why keeping mentally active has this effect isn’t known, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, brain health, dementia, Dr. Yonas Geda, HealthDay, mild cognitive impairment


July 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for July 5, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Washington Post, Closing the achievement gap, with help from the Mayo Clinic by Mikhail Zinshteyn — Amarachi Orakwue felt stifled during high school in Minnesota, having immigrated to the United States from Nigeria in 2010. She “stuck out like a sore thumb,” she said, as one of the few students of color in class. “I […]

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Tags: A.L.S., acupuncture, AI, Amanda Holloway, Amarachi Orakwue, Andy Cohen, artificial Intelligence, Audrey Umbreit, blood sugar, Chron's disease, COPD, dementia


June 28, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 28, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Reuters, Strobing stage lights could up risk of epileptic seizures by Saumya Joseph — “If the lighting environment suddenly changes, someone may not have much time to reposition themselves if they are vulnerable,” said Dr. David Burkholder, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who wasn’t involved in the study. “Nothing is completely […]

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June 14, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 14, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

CNN, Changing your meat-eating habits could mean a longer life, study suggests by Jacqueline Howard — The study provides “valuable and informative” data regarding the associations of red meat with poor health outcomes, said Dr. Heather Fields, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, who was not involved in the research. “We’ve also […]

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May 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 24, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

New York Times, In Health Care, Too Much Privacy Is a Bad Thing by Luke Miner — Data-sharing agreements should be standardized so that doctors and hospitals don’t have to draft custom ones every time they want to share information. Some effort has already been made to reform fines by taking into account the “culpability” […]

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Tags: addiction, aging, alcoholism, alzheimer's disease, anxiety, ASU, bariatric surgery, blood donation, blood thinners, cardiac rehab, Chiari malformation, Christine Hughes


May 3, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 3, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Seeker.com, What makes measles so dangerous — 5 minutes with Dr. Roberto Cattaneo of Mayo Clinic. Washington Post, If you build more activity into your day, you might be able to skip the workout by Daphne Miller — While writing this paragraph, I stood up and sat back down five times, swiveled a bunch in […]

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April 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 5, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Wall Street Journal, What AI Can Tell From Listening to You by John McCormick — The Mayo Clinic conducted a two-year study that ended in February 2017 to see if voice analysis was capable of detecting coronary-artery disease. Every person’s voice has different frequencies that can be analyzed, explains Amir Lerman, director of the Cardiovascular […]

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Tags: acoustic neuroma, AI, Allie Metzler, alzheimer's disease, artificial Intelligence, back pain, Beth Dittbenner, Beyond Verbal, BIOMEX, brain tumor, breast cancer screening, Breath Diagnostics


March 29, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 29, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Reuters, Biogen scraps two Alzheimer drug trials, wipes $18 billion from market value by Julie Steenhuysen — Biogen Inc and partner Eisai Co Ltd are ending two late-stage trials of their experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab, a major setback in the quest to find a treatment for the mind-wasting disease and a blow to Biogen, […]

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Tags: AliveCor, alzheimer's disease, anal cancer, artificial Intelligence, Biogen, blood donation, Blood Donor Program, caffeine, cognitive decline, dementia, depression, Derrick Rose


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