Archive for February, 2016

Art Therapy: Zen Doodles

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IMG_20160228_221415058I have been reading about the benefits of art therapy for the better part of year. Skeptically. Why would adults enjoy coloring inside the lines? And how could this activity translate into a stress reducing exercise?

My skepticism dissolved this past week Read More…

WHEN SHOULD YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR MEMORY?

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When are lapses in memory normal, and when are they symptoms of cognitive decline? Each week I seem to speak with someone who is worried about memory loss. They report problems remembering people’s names, being more easily distracted, taking longer to do projects, or standing in front of the refrigerator Read More…

New Warning for Those with Acid Reflux

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A large observational study from Germany establishes an association between the use of PPIs- proton pump inhibitors – and a heightened risk of dementia. PPIs are prescribed for those with severe heartburn, peptic ulcers and acid reflux and are sold under the trade names of Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. The Read More…

Thanks due to Martin Shkreli!

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Martin Shkreli, former pharmaceutical executive

Martin Shkreli, former pharmaceutical executive

 

Martin Shkreli, the maligned former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, was called before a Congressional committee this week to discuss his decision to increase the price of the drug Read More…

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