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Exercise’s Psychological & Physical Effects on Health, Disorders, & Quality of Life

Meta-Analyses: Exercise’s Psychological & Physical Effects on Health, Disorders, & Quality of Life. Another gem from Dr. Ken Pope’s web site.    

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Invitation to my Grand Rounds Talk at Mount Sinai, Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 8am

Please join us for our next Neurology Grand Rounds on Wednesday, October 9th at 8 AM in Davis Auditorium (Hess Center for Science and Medicine) at 1470 Madison Ave between 101st and 102nd streets. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 AM so please feel free to arrive early.

Title: “Panic, Separation Anxiety, Suffocation False Alarms and Endogenous Opioids: Can panic research inform clinical neurology?”

Presenter: Dr. Maurice Preter, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry,
Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons;
Associate Professor of Neurology (Adj.),
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
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Flatworms Recall Familiar Environs, Even after Losing Their Heads: Scientific American

Flatworms Recall Familiar Environs, Even after Losing Their Heads: Scientific American. Highly recommended reading. As it turns out, one does not have to go all the way down the evolutionary ladder to be reminded that even brain-impaired or brain-damaged individuals (whether through TBI, dementia, various levels of unconsciousness, or simply sleep) have not only memories, but continue to experience emotions, good and bad. As an illustration that the brain is made of many different levels and parts, here is a recent paper by Feinstein et … Continue reading

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Neonatal maternal separation disrupts regulation of sl… [Sleep. 2009] – PubMed – NCBI

Listening to fascinating data by Richard Kinkead at http://www.simposiodopanico.com.br/site/?lang=en. Here is a relevant abstract: Sleep. 2009 Dec;3212:1611-20. Neonatal maternal separation disrupts regulation of sleep and breathing in adult male rats. Kinkead R, Montandon G, Bairam A, Lajeunesse Y, Horner R.SourceCentre de Recherche du CHUQ, Hôpital St-François d’Assise, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Richard.Kinkead@crsfa.ulaval.caAbstractSTUDY OBJECTIVES:Neonatal maternal separation NMS disrupts development of cardiorespiratory regulation. Adult male rats previously subjected to NMS are hypertensive and show a hypoxic ventilatory response greater than that of controls. These results have been … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Co-Morbidity of Headache NHF www.headaches.org Webinar Nov 13 2012

Slides and discussion. Psychiatric Co-Morbidity of Headache NHF www.headaches.org Webinar Nov 13 2012

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High prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in patients with non-specific musculoskeletal pain, headache, or fatigue

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 2010; 28: 166–171 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Vitamin D status in patients with musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and headache: A cross-sectional descriptive study in a multi-ethnic general practice in Norway KIRSTEN VALEBJØRG KNUTSEN, METTE BREKKE, SVEIN GJELSTAD & PER LAGERLØV Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Norway Abstract Objective. To investigate vitamin D levels in patients with non-specific musculoskeletal pain, headache, and fatigue. Design. A cross-sectional descriptive study. Setting. A health center in … Continue reading

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A Call for Quality Care

A Call for Quality Care Employers are only now waking up to the bottom-line benefits of correct diagnoses and immediate and proper mental-health treatment for workers in need. By Drs. Maurice Preter and Jeffrey P. Kahn Tuesday, July 1, 2008 via Human Resource Executive Online | A Call for Quality Care.

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How to Find Mental Health Care When Money Is Tight – NYTimes.com

See my comment on proper choice of treatment based on expert diagnostic evaluation in prior post. Self-diagnosis is just as bad as self-treatment. I will blog Jeff Kahn’s and my piece in HR executive in the next post. >>IMAGINE this situation. You fall into a deep malaise. Friends say you need help, but you don’t have insurance (or the insurance you do have has very limited mental health benefits), and you worry that extra bills will only add to your malaise. So you do nothing. … Continue reading

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Getting Medical Help for the Mind

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Treating Headaches – Podcasts & Handouts for Patients & Clinicians | UW Family Medicine

Very useful compendium from the University of Wisconsin Dept. of Family Medicine web site. The relevance of much of the material especially regarding anti-inflammation goes well beyond the treatment of headache. An Integrative Approach to Recurring Headaches via Treating Headaches – Podcasts & Handouts for Patients & Clinicians | UW Family Medicine.

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Fatal accidents following changes in daylight savi… [Sleep Med. 2001] – PubMed – NCBI

Higher incidence of fatal accidents following changes in daylight savings time: the American experience. via Fatal accidents following changes in daylight savi… [Sleep Med. 2001] – PubMed – NCBI. Abstract Objective: This study examines specific hypotheses that both sleep loss and behavioral changes occurring with the time shifts for Daylight Savings Time (DST) significantly effect the number of fatal traffic accidents in the United States of America.Background: It has been reported that there is a significant increase in the number of automobile accidents in the … Continue reading

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Exposure to light at night alters outcome to stroke

Didn’t some of us suspect that frequent sleep disruption and lights on at odd hours couldn’t be all that conducive to healing (not limited to post-stroke/CNS, also post-surgical wound healing etc.)? Exposure to dim light at night, a common occurrence in hospital rooms, increases short-term mortality and compromises recovery from cerebral ischemia. via OASIS.

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