Monthly Archives: August 2011

Memory Fitness Program Improves Memory Abilities of Oldest Adults

Everyone has forgotten someone’s name, misplaced their glasses or walked into a room and not remembered why they entered? Normal age-related memory decline affects more than half of all seniors, and those over 80 are the most vulnerable. A new … Continue reading

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New Imaging Test Gives Physicians A Tool to Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

A new diagnostic imaging technique, gives physicians the first objective test to evaluate patients for Parkinsonian syndromes, such as Parkinson’s disease. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is among the first institutions in the country to offer DaTscan™, the only FDA-approved imaging agent … Continue reading

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Psychiatrists fail to monitor patients for metabolic side-effects of medication

According to a new study in Psychological Medicine, people treated in psychiatric settings are receiving inadequate medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication New research from the University of Leicester demonstrates that psychiatrists are not offering adequate checks for metabolic complications … Continue reading

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National survey reveals widespread mistaken beliefs about memory

A new national survey published in PLOS One reveals that a substantial majority of people in the U.S. think that memory is more powerful, objective and reliable than it actually is. Their ideas are at odds with decades of scientific … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes Mobile Medical Apps Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) describes that the use of mobile medical apps on smartphones and tablets is revolutionizing healthcare delivery and cited a projection that by 2015, 500 million smartphone users worldwide will be using a healthcare … Continue reading

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