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In our life, we have rescued 5 wonderful dogs who spent many special years with our family. When we decided our 12 year old golden retriever mix needed a friend, we brought in a 6 week old retriever mix who was the runt of the litter. Our golden, Brandy, immediately assumed the role of Alpha Dog but would play with

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Did anyone see the Woody Allen movie, Sleeper, in around 1973? The premise is that Woody’s character goes in for some type of minor procedure and gets anesthetized and they can’t bring him out of it. He gets frozen so that they can bring him back when they figure out how to cure him. He is a health food owner.

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How many of us have sleep problems? Raise your hands. Too many hands. Put them back down. I join your ranks and finally went to a sleep specialist for help. Dr. Yan-Go is a neurologist/psychiatrist who specializes in sleep disorders. She has been adamant telling me there is a physiologic component to sleep disorders and that we have to find

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I have been preparing for this massive lecture (1 ½ hours and don’t any of you say that is not difficult for me) and have been doing a great deal of research. Nina Kraus, PhD of the Northwestern University Neuroscience Laboratory gave a presentation recently at the American Academy of Audiology Marion Downs Lecture. You can catch the entire thing

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Don’t you just love hearing scientific studies telling you things you already knew or suspected? Today in the car, I hear about one from some group in Washington DC saying that cataract surgery improves the cognitive function of the person having it.  They think it is because the person can now see properly. DUH…..if we can put our bodies back

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A recent article in The New York Times called Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn’t Sure stated that all the hype for adults being able to strengthen their brains by using certain computer programs may be all hype. There is no scientific data supporting that allegation. Lumosity is one of the sites mentioned. Happy Neuron of Mountain View CA promises

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Leave it to those Canadians. My Dad being from Montreal, my aunt teaching at McGill University, my niece studying at McGill, my appendix left at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal when I was 15,  and family still in Montreal always has me interested in anything Canadian.   The latest development out of McGill University is a modification of the important

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Seeing is believing….or is it? According to a study from the University of Glasgow, vision depends on hearing in order to make correct decisions. The study suggests that auditory input enables the visual system to predict incoming information and could confer a survival advantage. Like if you hear roaring, you expect to see a lion or tiger, not a rabbit.

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I’m bored. I yawned. You would think that after a wonderful trip to Hawaii where I totally de-stressed, I wouldn’t be tired. A new study at the University of Vienna found that the amount of yawning we do increases when our brains are hot. HOT??? Yawning increases our heart rate, blood flow and the use of muscles in our faces

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There are mixed feeling about social media. Our children love it. That is, some of our children depending on their ages. I like Facebook because I have found people from high school and college and other places and have re-established contact. If I had known where these people were, I would have re-established contact on my own. But social media

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