A recent article in Neurology discussed the ethical issues surrounding "neuro-enhancement," offering treatments to healthy people in order to improve brain performance. For example, some parents pressure doctors to prescribe ADHD treatments for their kids in order to improve their test-taking ability.
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Patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) have white matter abnormalities that are similar to those in early Alzheimer's dementia, with abnormalities correlating with post-concussion symptoms.
Perinatal exposure to air pollutants is associated with increased odds of autism spectrum disorder, with stronger correlations seen for boys than girls.
For older adults, the lipidation state of β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides is associated with cognitive impairment and APOE genotype, and can be modulated by diet.
There are considerable racial and ethnic differences in the use of specialty care and procedures among children diagnosed with autism.
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Social media, email, and other communication technologies have created great opportunities for clinicians to communicate with patients. But being social must be balanced with medical professionalism. MPR investigates.
Despite the commonness and destructive sequelae of stress, Americans are not receiving adequate stress management guidance from their health care providers, according to a recent study.
As Yoda might say, "Wisely, you must choose." The American Academy of Neurology agrees. As part of an industry effort to reduce wasteful practices that contribute to healthcare costs, the AAN published its recommendations, code-named "Choose Wisely."
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In this case, a woman who has exhibited some concerning cognitive lapses in her professional and family life undergoes evaluation to identify the probable pathology underlying these developments.0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
This activity will allow these healthcare professionals to make the most up-to-date—and most appropriate—therapeutic decisions for their patients.1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
From the February 2013 issue of The Clinical Advisor: Evaluation and treatment of acute cerebral ischemia. To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.0.50 AAPA Category I CME Credit