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August 2013 Media News

Concussion and Alzheimer's Patients Show Similar Brain Changes. Damage from concussions and the progressive deterioration of neurons in Alzheimer's look similar on brain scans, and produce similar symptoms. Times Healthland, 06/19/2013.

Feeling Stressed? Then You May Become More Helpful. In communal relationships, the habitual behavior is to take care of each other's needs. Times Healthland, 07/02/2013. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma: Stress)

Brain Scans Could Become EKGs for Mental Disorders. If EKGs can detect potential problems in heart function, then doctors are asking why brain scans can't be used in the same way, to identify disorders like depression, autism or schizophrenia. Times Healthland, 06/28/2013.

Genetic Test Could Predict Which Kids Will Have Lasting Asthma Symptoms. Half of children with asthma will continue to suffer from the respiratory disorder as adults, and a new genetic test could reveal who remains at risk past childhood. Times Healthland, 06/28/2013. (Also see Asthma)

Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds. Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk. WebMD, 05/13/2013. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma: Stress)

A voice is missing from discussions of the patient experiences. The demand for patient voices is on the rise as medical groups face requirements to document participation in governance and program decisions. Med Page Today, 06/20/2013. (Also see Physician and Patient Relationships)

How to Survive a Heat Wave. It's July, and it's hot. But with parts of the country expected to swelter under triple digit temperatures, public health officials say it's important to heed the heat. Times Healthland, 07/16/2013.

To Avoid Dementia, Stay Mentally Active Throughout Lifetime. New research shows that mental activity may actually slow cognitive decline and, if you do develop dementia, shorten the time you spend living with it. Times Healthland, 07/05/2013.

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