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Approximately 47 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. One of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country has developed eight myths and truths about AD to shed light on this form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
The proverb, “physician heal thyself,” is probably more relevant today than it was in biblical times with the fast pace of life, the impact of multitasking and the unending bombardment of information, which have made emotional exhaustion almost certain. And this is especially true for obstetricians and gynecologists who experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.
For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers make the case that metabolic syndrome is the new “silent killer,” analogous to hypertension in the 1970s. As it turns out, the “love handle” can be fatal.
From human behavior such as mother/infant bonding, addiction and communication disorders to devastating brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists and other researchers from FAU’s Brain Institute are at the forefront of innovative research that will generate knowledge to benefit society.
Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.
Human voice pitch has been shown to influence how voters perceive candidates for elected office and appears to influence voters both in the laboratory and in real life as they tend to support candidates with lower-pitched voices. The remaining question is, how does this work?
An El Niño winter which brought record rainfall in January has been threatening the ecological health of the St. Lucie River in southeast Florida. Ongoing discharges from Lake Okeechobee are damaging the delicate balance of freshwater and saltwater in surrounding estuaries.
A boycott of Sunday night’s Academy Awards to protest the lack of racial diversity among the nominees is unlikely to create the change many hoped for, says a Florida Atlantic University professor who has studied boycotts for almost 20 years.
More than five million Americans and 15 million caregivers are impacted by Alzheimer's disease. A leading neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University has developed eight myths and truths about this prevalent form of dementia.
Every 67 seconds someone is the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., one of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country, is at the helm of cutting-edge research, screening methods and clinical care for all forms of dementia and cognitive impairments as well as neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Charles H. Hennekens has done ground-breaking research on the benefits of statins, aspirin, ACE inhibitors, ARBs as well as beta adrenergic blockers. His guidance will assist clinicians to address the clinical and public health challenges to increase utilization of statins in the treatment and prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
Professors from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Arizona have published an article emphasizing that the evidence in treatment indicates that all patients having a heart attack or who have survived a prior event should be given aspirin. In healthy individuals, however, they state that any decision to prescribe aspirin should be an individual clinical judgment by the healthcare provider that weighs the absolute benefit in reducing the risk of a first heart against the absolute risk of major bleeding.
Clinicians and patients have become concerned about the possible, but unproven links between calcium supplements and heart attacks. Professors at Florida Atlantic University provide reassurance, supporting the benefits of these important supplements, and emphasizing that there is no strong evidence for hazards on heart attacks.
Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., the first to discover that aspirin prevents a first heart attack and is of lifesaving benefit when given during a heart attack or among long-term survivors, was invited by the editor of Nature Reviews: Cardiology to provide perspectives on the recent FDA statements that any decision to use aspirin should be an individual clinical judgment by healthcare providers. The editorial provides updates to clinicians and their patients on the optimal use of aspirin for the treatment and prevention of a first heart attack.
Researchers have published the benefits of statins in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes in subjects previously thought at too low a risk to be treated. They present new clinical and public health challenges with respect to the use of statins in primary prevention of heart attacks and strokes in apparently healthy subjects at low risk.
With the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill approaching, Florida Atlantic University faculty members are available to discuss the state of the Gulf and the effects of the oil spill.
Florida Atlantic University faculty members are available to discuss the state of the Gulf and the effects of the oil spill in regards to biology, ecology, its marine organisms, as well as in the areas of the geosciences, and civil, environmental and geomatics engineering.
In an editorial published in the American Journal of Medicine, Dr. Charles H. Hennekens describes why statins cause low rates of muscle symptoms and explains the role of patient perception and consumer advertising in public opinion of statins.