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Landmark Alzheimer’s study urgently seeks African American volunteers

 

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease(Family Features) More than 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A momentous scientific study focused on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, and tracking it over time, seeks healthy volunteers without memory problems, as well as people who have mild memory problems, and those who have been diagnosed with mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.
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Activate your Asana…Midtown now offers fun & free yoga classes & First Friday Flow events

Activate your Asana…Midtown now offers fun & free yoga classes & First Friday Flow events

In partnership with Yoga Moves Us, the Midtown Association is pleased to present free MiYo yoga classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings now underway at Fremont Park (1515 Q Street) and free First Friday Flow yoga events on the first Friday of each month (starting on May 4) on the exterior grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (corner of 26th & L). All of these new yoga offerings are scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on the dates offered through September 2018.

 

7-Year follow-up shows lasting cognitive gains from meditation

Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. The study is based on the Shamatha Project, a major investigation of the cognitive, psychological and biological effects of meditation led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain. 

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Institute of Health and Healing to offer free lecture on the science of healthy aging

Institute of Health and Healing to offer free lecture on the science of healthy aging

Join us for a free lecture April 11 at the Library Galleria in Sacramento (register here) and learn how your genes, hormones and lifestyle can support healthy aging. New York Times bestselling author Sara Gottfried, M.D., will offer practical and insightful tools for optimizing your “healthspan”— the period of time when you feel healthy and in your prime. Eric Hassid, M.D. will look at healthy aging from a functional medicine perspective.

Ambitious Global Virome Project could mark end of pandemic era

Rather than wait for viruses like Ebola, SARS and Zika to become outbreaks that force the world to react, a new global initiative seeks to proactively identify, prepare for and stop viral threats before they become pandemics.

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Child development experts discover potential upside to prenatal stress

Prenatal stress might not be so bad for babies after all, depending on how they are raised.  

New research with prairie voles by child development experts at the University of California, Davis, suggests that prenatal stress promotes developmental plasticity in babies, making them especially likely to benefit from good parenting as well as suffer from negligent care.

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Sutter Health opens walk-In care clinic in Citrus Heights

Sutter Health opens walk-In care clinic in Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2017 – Sutter Health opened their newest Walk-In Care clinic in Citrus Heights today, expanding their capability to offer quick, convenient care for everyday illnesses and health needs in easily-accessible, stand-alone storefronts. 

The newest clinic is a service of Sutter Medical Foundation and is located at 5406 Sunrise Blvd.

“Consumers are actively seeking quick and affordable solutions for their immediate healthcare needs,” said Don Wreden, M.D., Sutter Health senior vice president, Patient Experience. “Many people need high-quality care beyond the standard work week, and we’re innovating to make care even more convenient – all while maintaining the personal level of support people have come to expect from our pioneering team.”

Sutter Walk-In Care offers an innovative approach to healthcare: