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Mom, I'm moving to Nashville

When I moved to Nashville almost 25 years ago and took my first, solo stroll down Broadway, Glen Campbell’s song Rhinestone Cowboy (written by Larry Weiss) was the one playing on the turntable in my head (thanks, mom). 370 more words


An individual diagnosed with bipolar I disorder needs to meet all of the following criteria:

  • For a diagnosis of bipolar I disorder, it is necessary to meet the following criteria for a manic episode.
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My reply to Tripathi and Kumar

I thank Assistant Professor Tripathi and Dr Kumar for their reply. (1) I do prescribe the “anti-dementia” drugs, explaining to my patients that this is because they may produce mild symptomatic improvements in the short term. 169 more words

Medical Writings

Exercise may help prevent brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease

Public release date: 15-Aug-2011

New York, NY, August 15, 2011 – Regular exercise could help prevent brain damage associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, according to research published this month in Elsevier’s journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

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Turn Around 3 Times and Spit

Remember how I said I shouldn’t tempt the thing from high atop whatever? Well I should have gone outside, turned around three times and spit (or cursed, something like that) to prevent the sky from falling down on my head. 1,047 more words


Where Memories Lurk

Memories, like land mines, can detonate at any time and without warning. Sometimes they render us emotionally paralyzed for a time. No matter the precautions we take, they may be triggered by almost anything: a sound, a smell, the afternoon sunlight filtering through the window, an overcast sky, the breeze, the feel or texture of objects we handle and the list goes on. 1,935 more words

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Moderate drinking protects against Alzheimer’s and cognitive impairment

Public Release: 15-Aug-2011

Researchers review 143 studies

MAYWOOD, Ill. — Moderate social drinking significantly reduces the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, according to an analysis of 143 studies by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers.

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