Monthly Archives: January 2012

Risk Rx Publishes CMEO Article on Diagnostic Errors in Clinical Practice

Risk Rx, a State University of Florida Self-Insurance Program (UF SIP) publication, recently published a reprint of a CME Outfitters, LLC (CMEO) neuroscienceCME Compass Points article written by Christina J. Ansted, MPH, CCMEP. This article discusses the pitfalls of cognitive … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Happiness

A new book “The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life” by Shimon Edelman, PhD, professor of psychology and cognitive scientist at Cornell University offers some interesting insights into the brain’s basic computational skills – … Continue reading

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National Report: 1 In 5 Americans With Mental Illness

A national report reveals that 45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older, or 20 percent of this age group, experienced mental illness in the past year. The rate of mental illness was more than twice as high among those aged … Continue reading

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Modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) Improves New Learning and Memory in MS

According to a study by Chiaravalloti and colleagues from the Kessler Foundation,  behavioral interventions can have a positive effect on brain function in people with cognitive disability caused by MS. Deficits in new learning and memory are common in persons with … Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Different Area of Brain

According to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), multiple sclerosis (MS) affects an area of the brain that controls cognitive, sensory and motor functioning, which is separate from the disabling damage caused by the  lesions … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Exercise for Chronic Widespread Pain

A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine evaluated the clinical impact of telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (TCBT), exercise, or a combined intervention in primary care patients with chronic widespread pain (CWP). 442 patients with CWP (American College of … Continue reading

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Chair Summit Meeting Highlights – available now in HORM

Article series from the 3rd Annual Chair Summit, The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development (Chair Summit) available now in Health Outcomes Research in Medicine journal (HORM) The continuing professional development of clinicians protects one of our nation’s most precious … Continue reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Unipolar And Bipolar Depression

A study in the Archives of General Psychiatry shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar ll disorder (BP). Men and … Continue reading

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