Northborough chiropractor celebrates 35th anniversary of graduating
Her friend's experience inspired her to pursue and complete her chiropractic degree at Logan College of Chiropractic. Moriarty has been in practice since 1984, and sees chiropractic as more than just a career â it's a soul-fulfilling passion for her …
If, for a second, you ignore the small slump in lifespan over the past couple of years, people today are living longer than ever before in human history. Sadly, while life expectancy is on the rise, life quality isn’t necessarily maintaining up. Here i am, however, a subset of the population that scientists dub the “superagers”.
These men and women aged 80+ remain cognitively young, which entails their brains and mental abilities seem comparatively immune to the degeneration most of us experience with age. While others slide into senility, a superager’s memory, employ of language, and cognition stay on point. This remains true even when they indicate biological signs of dementia, like deposits of deformed proteins and neurofibrillary tangles.
Now, researchers speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science( AAAS ) meeting on Sunday have identified a particular neuron that could influence this excellent brain health.
“We are get quite good at widening our lifespan but our health span isn’t keeping up and what the superagers have is more of a balanced relationship between those two, they are living long and living well, ” Emily Rogalski, from Northwestern University, told audiences at the conference.
So, what separates superagers from their more average peers? Post-mortem analysis of the brains of 10 superagers revealed these people possess a higher density of Von Economo neurons( VENs) than average. VENs are spindle-shaped brain cells generally found in the anterior cingulate cortex. The anterior cingulate, importantly, is an area of the brain believed to be key for all things memory related.
Interestingly, the superagers also had more VENs than the majority of 50 to 60 -year-olds, despite being more than two decades older.
“When we look at the rate of cognitive thinning in the cognitively average 80 -year-olds, their brains are thinning at nearly two and a half times that of the superagers, ” said Rogalski.
Only 5 percent of people are born superagers, said Rogalski. These luck few share certain personality traits. Her research suggests that superagers are more resilient and optimistic towards life’s trials. They also tend to be more extroverted and less neurotic than average.
Personality tests the superagers took demonstrated a “unique personality profile, highlighting optimism, resilience, and perseverance as well as active lifestyles, ” Rogalski said. “Positive social relationships” and “reading and travel” were also common themes.
Another interesting find: they aren’t inevitably the health puritans you expect them to be. Rogalski’s research shows that 71 percent of superagers smoked and 83 percent regularly enjoyed a drink.
“We ask them why is it that you think you are a superager, how did you get here, and there are a couple of funny dames and they will say, well it’s because I have a martini with my friends every day at 5 o’clock. Others have never had a beverage, ” Rogalski added.
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Hunter Chiropractic celebrates grand opening
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After job shadowing another chiropractor before graduation from high school, Hunter's career path was set. Eight years of college followed and upon graduation 14 months ago, he was an associate doctor at Riley Chiropractic in Milford, and planned to …
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( CNN) Leon Russell, who emerged as a stone ‘n’ roll star in the 1970 s after working behind the scenes as a conference pianist for other musicians, succumbed Sunday in Nashville, his wife Janet Bridges told CNN. He was 74.
For as long as we’ve had TVs, videogames, smartphones, and tablets, there have been scientists, politicians, and parents worrying about whether too much screen time will build children less healthy( maybe ), more violent( debatable ), and hopelessly distracted( Sorry, can you repeat that ?). Here’s a short history of people dreading the worst.
Anthropologist Earnest A. Hooton describes Tv as “a visual education in how to do wrong.”
Fredric Wertham writes, “I have found that children from 3 to 4 have learned from television that killing, especially shooting, is one of the established the process for coping with a problem.”
Following the release of a videogame called Death Race, Gerald Driessen, a behavioral scientist, describes gaming consoles as “definitely negative … The person no longer is just a spectator, but now an actor in the process of creating violence.”
“Children with higher weight status played moderate sums of electronic games, ” a study in The Journal of Adolescence read, “while children with lower weight status played either very little or a lot.”
“Social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol, ” says Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the UK-based Royal Society for Public Health. “It is no longer possible to ignore it when talking about young people’s mental health issues.”
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Washington( CNN) Just hours after House Republicans managed to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate is signaling it will write its own proposal — announcing a group of 13 Republican members who will be responsible for crafting the Senate’s plan.
He managed the Ramones, helped launch the Door, and hung around with Warhol. A new documentary sets the man behind the scenes front stage
In his diary, Andy Warhol wrote that he would love to cinema Danny Fields life story. The artist died six weeks later, but now Fieldss life has finally arrived the screen in a new documentary called, Danny Says .
You may not have heard of Danny Fields, but you definitely know his friends. As well as hanging out with Warhol, Fields helped launch the Doorway into superstardom, palled around with Nico, Edie Sedgwick, and Alice Cooper; was the first person to play the Ramones to Lou Reed; was friends with Linda McCartney despite helping end the Beatles touring career; introduced Iggy Pop to David Bowie, and was immortalized in the Ramones tune Danny Says.
Medical Specialists Company Acquires BCK Sales & Service
This recent acquisition makes Medical Specialists Company (MSC) the only medical equipment business focusing on chiropractors in the Colorado market. Additionally, this has helped MSC maintain or lower their supply item prices allowing them to offer …
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