Shelley Peterman Schwarz

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  • Madison, WI

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best?

    A small new study suggests your brainpower may be stronger at certain times of year. The research isn't definitive, and the apparent differen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia.

    But new research is building on that association, suggesting that the bad and "restless" REM sleep experi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists working with mice say that they've pinpointed brain cells that control sighing.

    In lab experiments, the researchers found that two tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem trigger sighs.

    "Sighing appears to be regulated by the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests.

    Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more if the head injury occurs du...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who survived childhood brain tumors may have significant treatment-related thinking, attention and memory problems, a new study suggests.

    "Our study was the most comprehensive analysis of a large cohort of adult su...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.

    "We need to...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests.

    The international team of researchers looked at more than 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

    Concern about the size of players -- esp...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates.

    The researchers looked at more than 7,300 seniors in France with no history of heart disease, stroke or dementia at the start of the study period. P...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Henry VIII's reign was a tumultuous one, and new research suggests the monarch's erratic behavior may have been linked to brain injuries similar to those affecting some pro football players today.

    Scientists at Yale University believe that repeat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends.

    Using a government health su...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling should be eliminated from youth football due to the risks that collisions and head injuries pose to young athletes, a researcher argues in the Feb. 4 New England Journal of Medicine.

    A recent evidence review conducted by the Amer...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering a traumatic brain injury may lead to a buildup of Alzheimer's-type plaques in the brain, including in regions not typically affected by such plaques, a small new study suggests.

    Building on previous research indicating traumatic brain ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds.

    However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodiazepines -- can have ot...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.

    The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped driving -- particularly in ...Full Article