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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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Dispositional mindfulness linked with better cardiovascular health

October 29, 2014
People with greater dispositional mindfulness had better overall cardiovascular health and were less likely to smoke or engage in other behaviors that posed a risk for…
In the Journals

Patient costs greater at hospital-owned physician groups

October 28, 2014
Hospital-owned physician groups, often aggregated in order to provide coordinated care, had higher costs per patient than physician-owned organizations, according to…
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Institute of Medicine elects 70 new members

October 27, 2014
The Institute of Medicine elected 70 new members during its annual meeting on Oct. 20.Election to the IOM, considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health…
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Differences in Male and Female Nurses’ Responses to Physical Assault by Psychiatric Patients: A Supplemental Finding of a Mixed-Methods Study

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Online Advanced Release, September 30, 2014
In one segment of a multifactor study conducted in 2011 at five psychiatric sites in three counties of Long Island, New…
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Is There a Changing Paradigm in the Management of Bipolar Depression? An Evidence-based Approach to Help Define Treatment Options

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

Signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder are diverse and include, but are not limited to, impulsive behavior…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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