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Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional

San Francisco, California
Alvaro Fernandez is SharpBrains' co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, and has been quoted by The New York Times, Reuters, Associated Press, Congressional Quarterly Researcher, among others. He recently wrote the acclaimed article Brain Health Business Grows With Research and Demand for the... Full Bio
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New course to provide an updated review of conventional & complementary ADHD treatments by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Dear SharpBrains reader, I hope you are doing well. I am writing to let you know about an upcoming online course on how to navigate ADHD treatments that I am devel ... Read on »
Digital health–with a brain twist–sees increased military adoption by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Mobile mashup: The military’s proliferating mix of smartphones and tablets (Defense Systems): “Smartphones and tablets are rapidly making their way into ... Read on »
Next: FDA-cleared mobile brain monitoring tools to detect cognitive impairment by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health ___________ FDA Has Cleared New Cognitive Screening Tests (Alzforum): “The Food and Drug Administration recently cleared, meaning it deemed safe, two tests ... Read on »
Study: An innovative telehealth service to provide high quality ADHD treatment by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . An unfortunate reality is that many children with ADHD do not have access to high quality, evidence-based treatment for ADHD. This is especially true in rural commun ... Read on »
Next: Tools to detect and treat “chemo brain” symptoms common in around 35% of breast... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health UCLA study reveals treatment for women with breast cancer suffering cognitive difficulties (HealthCanal): “UCLA researchers have developed a program that could improv ... Read on »
Brain health center closes after Medicare challenges its medical claims and treatments by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . New Brain Center Closes Amid Medicare Dispute (Bethesda Magazine): “NeurExpand Brain Center, the brain fitness and development center that opened in Augu ... Read on »
Non-invasive brain stimulation meets nanotechnology by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . MIT Researchers Develop Wireless, Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation Approach (Med Device online): “Scientists have introduced a novel method of administer ... Read on »
Oferta educativa en honor de la Semana Internacional del Cerebro by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health (For English, click Here ) . ¿Sabías que hoy se crearán varios miles de neuronas nuevas en tu cerebro? ¿Y que lo que hagas, pienses y sientas hoy determinar ... Read on »
What piece of the Brain Health Puzzle are you missing? Read and share $1 e-book in honor of Brain... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . In honor of Brain Awareness Week –starting today!– we’d like to bring your attention to a great book for anyone interested in distinguishing between the myth ... Read on »
Study: Enhancing brain functioning, and preventing cognitive decline, via diet, exercise and... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health   Healthy eating, exercise, and brain-training program results in slower mental decline for older people (Science Daily): “A comprehensive program providin ... Read on »
Study: Brain waves help predict stress-related sleep problems by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Brain waves predict risk of insomnia (UPI): “During sleep, the brain produces a series of electromagnetic waves. The majority of these waves are generate ... Read on »
To improve academic outcomes, children with ADHD need both medication and non-medication treatments by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Academic problems are extremely common in children with ADHD, and often the issue that leads to referral for an ADHD evaluation. Academic outcomes can be measure ... Read on »
Time is over for “one size fits all” dementia treatments. Next: How to best integrate... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Time to ‘just say no’ to behavior-calming drugs for Alzheimer patients? Experts say yes (Medical Xpress): “Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year ... Read on »
Brain Awareness Week 2015 to take place March 16-22nd by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Quick heads-up: March 16-22nd is Brain Awareness Week ! Every March, BAW, organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, unites the efforts of partner organizat ... Read on »
Recognition grows for digital brain health innovation by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . AnthroTronix Named Edison Awards Finalist for Brain Health Assessment Tool (press release): “AnthroTronix, an engineering research and development firm c ... Read on »
Upcoming award for behavioral health innovation by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Quick heads-up: The Scattergood Foundation and the Kennedy Forum have partnered to recognize innovations that challenge how behavioral healthcare is currently viewed ... Read on »
ADHD & the brain: Does ADHD treatment improve long-term academic, social and behavioral outcomes? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . The ADHD challenge The core symptoms of ADHD frequently cause significant impairment in academic, social and behavioral functioning that adversely impact individ ... Read on »
Upcoming market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Just a quick heads-up to the SharpBrains community: we are wrapping up a comprehensive market report on Pervasive Neurotechnologies (non-invasive, scalable, potentially ub ... Read on »
Next in Human Resources: Tracking brain games data to measure cognitive and emotional traits? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data (NPR): “People have always wanted to find a way to assess someone’s cognitive and emotional traits ... Read on »
Update: What do schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, and... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Time for Sharp­Brains’ February  e-newsletter , fea­tur­ing a wealth of neu­ro­science and neurotechnology news and brain health insights. New research ... Read on »