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Dietary flavanols linked to improved cognition in older adults

October 30, 2014

High intake of dietary flavanols improved cognition in older adults, according to new research.

After mapping cerebral blood volume in the dentate gyrus (DG) region of 35 healthy individuals, researchers at Columbia University determined that the region is “most reliably affected” by aging, and they postulated that a dietary intervention targeting the DG could improve cognition. A cognition test based on the Benton Visual Retention Test (ModBent) was developed to track cognition in a 3-month dietary intervention randomized, controlled trial of 37 healthy but sedentary adults aged 50 to 69 years.

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Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS, offers pearls from a symposium on rib fracture fixation

October 30, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS, offered several pearls for orthopedic surgeons regarding issues raised during a symposium on rib fracture fixation at the…
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Athletic activity did not increase early disc degeneration or herniation risk in adolescents

October 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Athletic activity did not put adolescents at an increased risk of developing disc degeneration or disc herniation, according to a speaker…
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Aflibercept for AMD decreases exudation, does not improve VA

October 30, 2014
Eylea decreased exudation in a majority of patients with age-related macular degeneration previously treated with Avastin and/or Lucentis; however, visual acuity did not…
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IN FOCUS: Advances in AMD - Strategies and Options in Managing Wet and Dry AMD

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

The damage associated with age-related macular degeneration begins before visual symptoms occur, making early diagnosis…
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Evaluation of Fall Risk Assessment Tools for Psychiatric Patient Fall Prevention: A Comparative Study

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Online Advanced Release, October 28, 2014
The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model (Hendrich II) is used to determine patient fall risks. However, the WilsonSims Fall…
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Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS, offers pearls from a symposium on rib fracture fixation

October 30, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS, offered several pearls for orthopedic surgeons regarding issues raised…
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