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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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Principales conceptos acerca de la neuroplasticidad, las emociones y la cognición (gracias a... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health (Note: this article is available in English Here ) ¿Qué puede ofrecer la ciencia del cerebro hoy en día para mejorar nuestra educación, salud y calidad de vida? He aqu ... Read on »
Top insights on neuroplasticity, emotion and cognition (book highlights via Amazon Kindle) by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Interested  in modern brain science and what it has to offer to improve education, health and quality of life? Here you have some of the most popular highlights of the b ... Read on »
On the risks of mixing medical research with too much pomegranate juice by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health UCLA researchers’ ties to donors called into question (UCLA Daily Bruin): “The multifaceted relationships between UCLA Health officials and the private donors funding ... Read on »
Study: Traumatic Brain Injury patients with high cognitive reserve recover 7 times better by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health People with More Education May Recover Better from Traumatic Brain Injury (Neurology): “The study examined people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, mo ... Read on »
How leading marketing pros train their brains, stay ahead of the curve by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The Brainy Insight for B2B (Renegade Media): “We all know Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) are extraordinarily busy people. They’re juggling strategic, tactical, manag ... Read on »
The neuroscience of positive, vision-based coaching by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Good coaches get results, respect, and awards. But what makes a coach or mentor good? One school of thought says they should hold their mentees to specific performance ... Read on »
Beyond concussions: football-related hits impact brain’s white matter by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Brains of Football Players Don’t Fully Recover During Offseason, Study Finds (Education Week): “Some football players’ brains may not fully recover from hits endured ... Read on »
To improve total health and fitness, let’s enhance brain functioning by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Surgeon general says brain health ‘new frontier’  (ARNEWS): “Brain health is the “new frontier” in science said Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho as she kicked off a two-da ... Read on »
When was the last time you saw your brain? (That may change soon) by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Flying Through Inner Space (National Geographic): “It’s hard to truly see the brain. I don’t mean to simply see a three-pound hunk of tissue. I mean to see it in a wa ... Read on »
Combining Google Glass and mobile EEG headsets by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Personal Neuro Seeks to Combine Google Glass with EEG (Medgadget): “What do you get when you mix Google Glass and EEG? That’s the question that the people at Ottawa-b ... Read on »
Is Autism Spectrum Disorder overdiagnosed? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health 1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why? (The Atlantic): “The staggering increase in cases of ASD should raise more suspicion in the med ... Read on »
Accelerating brain health research via online registries by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health San Francisco-based online ‘brain registry’ seeks volunteers to transform research (San Jose Mercury News): “By volunteering — repeatedly over time — participants joi ... Read on »
Brain health paradigm shift: from one-time screenings to regular cognitive assessments by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health USPSTF: No to Routine Screening for Cognitive Impairment (Medscape): “There is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline in older adu ... Read on »
Towards a new brain fitness culture: The mainstreaming of mindfulness meditation by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The mainstreaming of mindfulness meditation  (The Week): “Scientific research has shown that mindfulness appears to make people both happier and healthier. Regular me ... Read on »
Want to train your brain? Work as a physician, air traffic controller, financial analyst (or... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Mentally stimulating jobs keep your mind sharp post-retirement (Tech Times): “If you want to stay sharp in your golden years, it’s best to get the hard yards in early ... Read on »
Great Customer Reviews for The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health We are proud to highlight the excellent reviews written by 40 readers of  The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness  via Amazon.com: it gets 4.6 out of 5 stars! “I like ... Read on »
Medicare updates reimbursement criteria for “maintenance” therapy services by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A Quiet “Sea Change” in Medicare (The New York Times): “In January, Medicare officials updated the agency’s policy manual –the rule book for everything Medicare does– ... Read on »
Update: Mindful Brain Training and “The End of the Prozac Generation” by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Time for  Sharp­Brains’ March 2014 e-newsletter . We hope you enjoy these thought-provoking articles about how to enhance our brains and minds…and hopefully transform brai ... Read on »
Dementia rates could be reduced by 38% via cognitive training by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Cognitive Training May Bestow Long-Term Benefits for Seniors (Psychiatric News): “A large multisite, randomized, controlled clinical trial has found that cognitive tr ... Read on »
Is working memory training the priority for ADHD patients? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health There are several reasons why it is important to develop evidence-based ADHD treatments in addition to medication and behavior therapy. Not all children benefit from ... Read on »