Early-and-regular cannabis use by youth is associated with alteration in brain circuits that support cognitive control

Date: June 20, 2019 Study Authors: Marilyn Cyr, Gregory Z. Tau, Martine Fontaine, Frances R. Levin, Rachel Marsh. Source: Elsevier Summary: The development of neural circuits in youth, at a particularly important time in their lives, can be heavily influenced … Read More

Association Between Playing American Football in the National Football League and Long-term Mortality

February 27, 2018 Atheendar S. Venkataramani, MD, PhD, Maheer Gandhavadi MD, Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD   Key Points Question  Is regular participation as a player in the National Football League (NFL) associated with long-term mortality risk? Findings  In this retrospective cohort study of 3812 NFL players who debuted … Read More

How You Can Protect Your Parent From Delirium

Why Families Have an Advantage in Delirium Prevention HELP brings in medical staff if delirium develops. But the preventive program is mostly non-medical. It answers each of the six targeted risk factors with these simple interventions: Dehydration: Encourage drinking, unless … Read More

Unlicensed clinic causes trauma and tragedy for patients

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle describes how patients of an unlicensed neuroscience received incorrect diagnoses of Alezheimer’s, TBI, and dementia, among others. The tragic consequences are a reminder of the importance of accurate neuropsychological evaluations, assessments, and other diagnostic … Read More

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