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Moderate Exercise Boosts Cognitive Function in Older Adults – Neuroscience News

Summary: Regular exercise can improve cognitive function in older adults, according to a recent study. Research has found that low-intensity cycling three times a week for three months significantly improved executive function in older adults, particularly those between the ages of 68 and 78. These cognitive improvements were linked to greater efficiency in the prefrontal …

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Patients with advanced dementia often need a BRO – VA News

Alzheimers. Dementia. These diagnoses tug at the strings of safety and certainty in patients, families and caregivers at an estimated rate of 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older in 2022 and approximately 168,600 VA patients in 2021. It’s a diagnosis expected to increase to 12.7 million Americans by 2050 and 217,400 VA patients over …

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Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

by Bill Snyder The federal government has renewed its support for a Health Learning System (LHS) T32 training program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that prepares researchers to discover, evaluate, and implement strategies to improve patient outcomes and ultimately, the general health of the community. Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH The traditional approach to health care …

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Maryland sees uptick in stimulant prescriptions due to Adderall shortage, state schedule shows - WTOP News

Maryland sees uptick in stimulant prescriptions due to Adderall shortage, state schedule shows – WTOP News

The Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program has internally tracked the increase in stimulant prescribing from 2018 to the present. There was a notable increase from 2020 to 2022 in the number of stimulant prescriptions, said Chase Cook, acting director of communications for the Maryland Department of Health. FILE – Adderall XR capsules appear on February …

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Stevenson to serve as interim chairman of health policy

Stevenson to serve as interim chairman of health policy

David Stevenson, PhD, MS by Jill Clendening David Stevenson Jr., PhD, MS, professor of health policy, has been named interim chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He succeeds Melinda Buntin, PhD, the Mike Curb Professor and founding department chair, who joined Johns Hopkins University to establish a Center for …

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Because it’s difficult to measure the effectiveness of ketamine for depression

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes In recent years, the medical world has studied the effectiveness of the anesthetic agent ketamine in treating depression, and the results have been promising. A 2019 study published in PubMed Central found that ketamine “has a robust and rapid effect on depression” that was immediately apparent and sustained at the …

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