Dr. Jeffrey Saver, MD

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  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center,UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that children with autism appear to have excess synapses -- cellular connections -- in their brains compared with typical children.

    The scientists also believe it might be possible to reduce the number of extra synapses throug...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of brain cells that act as a "sleep switch" may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.

    In Alzheimer's patients, sleep disruption can be especially severe and often results in nighttime ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

    Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to wom...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new vaccines can reduce the spread of meningitis by reducing the number of meningitis-causing bacteria that people carry, according to a new study.

    Researchers tested the two vaccines -- MenACWY-CRM and 4CMenB -- on volunteers aged 18 to 24. ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among smokers, those with the least education are at the greatest risk for stroke, Danish researchers report.

    "The combined effect of low educational level and smoking on the risk of stroke is the most surprising finding of our paper," said stud...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon.

    In a prepared statement, Susan Schneider said her husband continued hi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A region of the brain that plays a key role in contextual memories has been pinpointed in rats by researchers.

    Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders can affect contextual memory.

    Contextual memories help you recall your location w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who created functional 3-D brain-like tissue say it could help scientists find new treatments for brain injuries and diseases and improve knowledge about normal brain function.

    The tissue, which can be kept alive in the laboratory for...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new Australian study offers some potentially reassuring news to parents of preemies who are worried about their child's intellectual development: By adolescence, many of these infants appear to catch up to classmates who weren't born early.

    But...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man with a rare disease has shown scientists that there might be a different way to try to halt the devastating damage of Alzheimer's disease.

    A mutation of the apolipoprotein E gene (apoE4) has been shown to raise the chances of developing the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults' minds may be sharpest in the morning, a new small study finds.

    Canadian researchers used functional MRI to monitor the brain activity of 16 younger adults (aged 19 to 30) and 16 older adults (aged 60 to 82) as they did a series of me...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep is common among astronauts before and during spaceflight, and their widespread use of sleeping pills could pose a safety threat, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed the sleep habits of 64 astronauts on 80 space shuttle missions...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related declines in memory and thinking abilities may increase a senior's risk of stroke and death, researchers say.

    Their new study included more than 7,200 Americans older than 65 who were given tests every three years to evaluate their sho...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Chiropractic Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association.

    The energetic thrusts and rotations so...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Spinal Cord Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a step toward using stem cells to treat paralysis, scientists were able to use cells from an elderly man's skin to regrow nerve connections in rats with damaged spinal cords.

    Reporting in the Aug. 7 online issue of Neuron, researchers s...Full Article