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Mental Health

What You Can Do NOW To Improve and Keep Your Memory

confused elderly person 300x200Alzheimer’s disease. Among baby boomers, this is the most dreaded disease imaginable. In fact, the very word causes many aging people to shudder in apprehension. When it comes right down to it, our minds and memories are what separate us from animals, and to lose the ability to reason is to lose our humanity, in a sense. Also, Alzheimer's is not the only predator lurking in the aging recess of our minds. Amnesia, dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and just plain old forgetfulness are all lying in wait to take their toll...and a terrible toll it is. Lapses in name recall...

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A New Look at Stress…it is Not Always as Bad as it Seems

stressed woman 300x218You hear the same mantra, over and over again, almost daily and seemingly from everywhere. Stress kills. We're chronically overstressed. We must deal with and reduce stress. It's true that excessive pressure causes a plethora of problems that are harmful to both our mind and body. And it's also true that in today's 24/7 connected, rapidly changing, shrinking, crisis-filled world, we are subjected to a constant bombardment of “stressors” (circumstances that are stressful). Also, there has never been a time in recorded history where stress just seems to be increasing, at a maddening pace, without a break. However, remember this:...

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Scientists Report that Enzyme Aromatase has Big Impact in Healthy and Injured Brains

HGH docs 124 300x200An enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen appears to have a significant impact on a healthy and injured brain, scientists report. There's a growing body of evidence that in the healthy brain, aromatase, and the estrogen it enables neurons to produce, help keep our minds sharp and flexible. Now scientists are learning that with injury, aromatase and estrogen expression seem to shift to cells in the brain called astrocytes. These cells support and nurture stressed brain neurons, said Dr. Darrell Brann, Regents' Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia...

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Mental Health | NC AHEC

NC AHEC delivers educational services, training programs, and information services with the goals of increasing the linkages between academic and practice settings; improving the practice environment for mental health professionals; and enhancing the workforce development of the public mental health system, thereby increasing access to appropriate care for citizens in every community in North Carolina. Each AHEC has a director of mental health education. These individuals are themselves mental health professionals or educators with mental health preparation, and many serve as faculty for AHEC programs. The AHEC libraries have additional staff who provide information and outreach services to mental health...

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