Archives for June 2013

New Tel Aviv Study Brings Hope To Alzheimer’s Patients

Simple, everyday activities like crossword puzzles or reading books may stave off the mind-robbing Alzheimer’s disease. Those studying and working with Alzheimer’s patients generally accept this as fact. When the mind processes challenging puzzles or new information, it makes links in the brain, possibly exercising brain synapses, the neural networks that power our … [Read more...]

Is Your Doctor Getting One Too?

A large Israeli study proves that doctors need to practice what they preach. Physicians who take the time to get a flu shot or a mammogram are more likely to convey an attitude that influences their patients to do the same. “It was the first time we showed this using real data,” says lead researcher Dr. Shlomo Vinker, chairman of the Israeli Association of Family Physicians. … [Read more...]