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Article ID: 696293

Deep Brain Stimulation showing promise for patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease over age 65

University Health Network (UHN)

An age group analysis of data from the ADvance trial has shown that participants over the age of 65 continue to derive the most benefit from Deep Brain Stimulation of the fornix (DBS-f), as observed in the data from the phase 2 findings (12 – 24 months) of the Phase II trial.

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20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696225

Daily Fasting Works for Weight Loss

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new study shows that daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure. The study is the first to examine the effect of time-restricted eating — a form of fasting that limits food consumption to select hours each day — on weight loss in obese individuals.

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18-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696133

Financial Literacy Linked to Lower Hospitalization Risk in Older Adults

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Could being more knowledgeable about finances help to keep you out of the hospital? Older adults with higher financial literacy are at lower risk of being hospitalized, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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14-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696088

FAU Receives $2.8 Million HRSA Grant to Enhance Role of RNs in Primary Care

Florida Atlantic University

With this latest grant, FAU will establish a primary care workforce of students with a bachelor of science in nursing degree who are practice ready and willing to serve veterans and patients in rural and underserved communities.

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14-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696121

School of Social Work names 2018 Harbert Outstanding Achievement in Aging Award recipient

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Susie Layne, program manager at the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, is the recipient of the West Virginia University School of Social Work’s 2018 Anita S. Harbert Outstanding Achievement in Aging Award.

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14-Jun-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695847

One thing you’ll find in the obits of many long-living people

Ohio State University

A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion.

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11-Jun-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695888

Is it Alzheimer’s? Maybe not. Three treatable conditions can cause memory loss

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

When seniors experience memory problems, they may start worrying that they have Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of memory loss in the elderly – but sometimes an entirely different diagnosis is to blame.

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8-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695858

Wayne State researchers examine the role of glutamate in aging cognitive diseases

Wayne State University Division of Research

A research team at Wayne State University hopes to give clinicians tools for identifying the early signs of impending disease by measuring subtle deviations in the way the brain modulates its chemistry during the formation of new memories. Their research project, “Task-related modulation of hippocampal glutamate, subfield volumes and associative memory in younger and older adults: a longitudinal ¹H FMRS study,” was recently awarded a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.

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8-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695752

Understanding How Drug Reduces Confusion in Older Patients After Surgery May Lead to Better Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

A drug that reduces delirium in postoperative patients may work by preventing the overactivity of certain receptors in brain cells, according to a new study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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7-Jun-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695621

Rush Receives $45 Million Grant from Wounded Warrior Project to Expand Care for Military Veterans and Their Families

Rush University Medical Center

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) will provide $45 million to Rush University Medical Center to substantially grow its Road Home Program for military veterans. Most of the money will be used to expand a program that provides three weeks of concentrated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment that has been proven to significantly reduce PTSD symptoms.

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5-Jun-2018 9:00 PM EDT
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