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Targeted Brain Training May Help You Multitask Better

The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training

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New Research Helps Explain Why Elderly Are Prone to Sleep Problems

Reported online today in the journal Brain, findings from researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University show that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, are substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Texas Tech Professor Co-Authors Paper Challenging Employee-Retention Practices

Report shows reasons employees leave can’t necessarily be applied across the board.

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Markey Researchers Develop Web-Based App to Predict Glioma Mutations

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A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation.

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Riverivew Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital Welcome Sunita Nankoo, M.D.

Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital are pleased to welcome Sunita Nankoo, M.D. to the Medical Staff.

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National Health Organization Offers Answers to “Lewy Who?” Five Ways to Fight Lewy Body Dementia

Today, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) steps up its awareness and fundraising effort “Lewy Who?” to put the brakes on Lewy body dementia (LBD). With symptoms that resemble both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is the most misdiagnosed form of dementia. Yet, following Alzheimer’s disease, it is the second most common cause of progressive dementia, affecting 1.3 million Americans. Families can fight this debilitating disease while educating others about LBD. LBDA offers five (5) ways to fight: (1) donate, (2) employer matching gifts, (3) plan a community event, (4) volunteer, or (5) partner with LBDA.

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