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A virtual reality brain trai ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A virtual reality brain training game can detect mild cognitive impairment A virtual reality brain training game can detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Credit: Journal ... Read on »
Physical activity interventi ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Physical activity intervention for the elderly Aerobic, strength, balance, and flexibility training can improve overall physical function—even among people who already have ... Read on »
What can beagles teach us ab ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health What can beagles teach us about Alzheimer's disease? Keep your brain active. Credit: Soloviova Liudmyla/Shutterstock 11 jan 2015--Every 67 seconds someone in the Unite ... Read on »
A healthy lifestyle may prev ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A healthy lifestyle may prevent heart disease in nearly three out of four women Credit: Journal of the American College of Cardiology 10 jan 2015--A new study that follow ... Read on »
Was Beethoven's music litera ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Was Beethoven's music literally heartfelt? Could cardiac arrhythmia have influenced famous works? Could it be that when Ludwig van Beethoven composed some of the greate ... Read on »
Resolutions linked to 'ideal ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Resolutions linked to 'ideal self' most effective, Stanford psychologist says New Year's resolutions can be an action plan or just an expression of hope for the future, say ... Read on »
Tips for a healthier you in ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Tips for a healthier you in 2015 07 jan 2015--One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to eat healthier. Here, Christine Clark, dietitian for Northeastern Unive ... Read on »
2015 to ring in advances in ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health 2015 to ring in advances in prevention, interventional procedures, heart repair Wearable technologies, possible changes to stenting practices, state legislation on energy ... Read on »
Do heart patients fare bette ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Do heart patients fare better when doctors away? Doctors joke that if you're going to have a heart attack, the safest place would be at a big national gathering of heart ... Read on »
Stress may increase desire f ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Stress may increase desire for reward but not pleasure, research finds Credit: Bill Kuffrey/public domain 25 dec 2014--Feeling stressed may prompt you to go to great leng ... Read on »
Yoga has the potential to re ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Yoga has the potential to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease There is "promising evidence" that the popular mind-body practice of yoga is beneficial in managin ... Read on »
Healthy eaters, ignore glyce ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Healthy eaters, ignore glycemic index: Clinical trial shows no beneficial effects on heart disease, diabetes risk Credit: Wikipedia. 22 dec 2014--Good news for people who ... Read on »
Despite risks, benzodiazepin ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Despite risks, benzodiazepine use highest in older people Prescription use of benzodiazepines—a widely used class of sedative and anti-anxiety medications—increases stead ... Read on »
Latest evidence on using hor ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Latest evidence on using hormone replacement therapy for treating menopausal symptoms Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective treatment for menopausal sym ... Read on »
Life expectancy increases gl ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Life expectancy increases globally as death toll falls from major diseases Credit: Bill Kuffrey/public domainPeople are living much longer worldwide than they were two deca ... Read on »
In nursing homes, statins of ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health In nursing homes, statins often continued in advanced dementia 17 dec 2014—For nursing home (NH) residents with dementia taking statins, most continue statins with the ... Read on »
Parkinson's patients identif ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Parkinson's patients identify balance and anxiety among top 10 research priorities Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneu ... Read on »
The state of euthanasia in E ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The state of euthanasia in Europe 13 dec 2014--French legislation introduced Friday to ease restrictions on doctor-assisted death risks further diversifying the range of ... Read on »
Bilingualism and ageing ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Bilingualism and ageing Many older people keep mentally active and enjoy using 'brain training' puzzles and games for their leisure, however the science on their efficacy ... Read on »
Imaging shows brain connecti ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Imaging shows brain connection breakdown in early Alzheimer's disease Structural connectomes (top two rows) and corresponding florbetapir PET images (bottom two rows) ... Read on »