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Brain Training: The End of the Prozac Generation

Are we moving into a post-pharmaceutical age in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric illness? If the flurry of wearable sensors, brain-computer interfaces, and non-invasive brain stimulation research are any measure, then the answer is “yes.”

Cheerleading Safety Month

March is National Cheerleading Safety Month, an opportunity to spread the word about cheerleading safety and to make sure cheer programs follow the recognized progressions and safety rules. Over the past several years cheerleading has changed - becoming more skill oriented, competitive, and focused on talent. One thing that has not changed? The need for the program to provide a safe environment for the athletes as well as the need to reduce the number of catastrophic injuries. With all the tosses, throws, flips, jumps and pyramids existing in cheer routines, countless injuries are occurring during practices.

March is MS Awareness Month

MS affects 2.5 million people worldwide, including more than 400,000 Americans. Currently there is no cure or a clear way to prevent MS yet researchers are continually working to identify the causes and seeking more therapeutic options. Some of the most recent research suggest some new findings about the disease. See below for 3 New Things About MS, courtesy of Neurology Times:

Brain Awareness Week 2015 - Tips for Brain Health

It’s Brain Awareness Week, a global event dedicated to raising public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Founded in 1996 by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations from around the globe to educate and excite people of all ages about the brain and the promise of brain research. As you age, there are many simple lifestyle habits you can adopt to maintain or potentially improve your health. These habits in the physical health and fitness, diet, cognitive activity, and social engagement categories can help to keep your brain and body healthy, potentially reducing your risk of cognitive decline:

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. It can occur in people regardless of their race, ethnicity, and gender and is most often found in people aged 50 and older. The good news? Over 90% of all cases of colon cancer can be prevented with recommended screening.