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By On August 30th, 2014

Loss of Logic: Men and Suicide

 Earlier this week, Billy Crystal gave a moving tribute to Robin Williams during the Emmys Ceremony.  I continue to reflect on the loss of Williams to death by suicide, and all of the issues and potential ramifications surrounding it. The dialogue around Williams’ death was initially laden with assumptions about his sobriety.  The popular opinion,…

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By On January 2nd, 2014

Heart Disease Could Be Contributing To Cognitive Decline In Older Women

A new study says older women with a history of heart problems were more likely to develop thinking and memory problems than those without heart disease, adding evidence to a link doctors had already suspected existed. Women who had suffered a heart attack were specifically affected, seeing their risk jump twice as high as healthy…

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By On April 24th, 2013

Stress and Your Heart

A recent study seeks to confirm what conventional wisdom has told us for a long time.  If you often find yourself stressed out, easily bothered, or experience disturbances in your sleep or appetite, you may be at higher risk for heart disease.  The study utilized data from population-based studies and involved a total of 10,943…

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By On April 4th, 2013

The Link Between Heart Disease And Dementia

A study published earlier this month concludes that a risk assessment for heart disease can actually more accurately predict cognitive decline than dementia risk scores. Also, though not as strong as the heart disease assessment, risk scores for stroke also predicted cognitive decline better than dementia predictors. These findings emphasize not only the link between…

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