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Parents need to warn children about potential dangers of social media

November 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR It’s OK for parents to set limits on how much their teenagers use technology.
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Areavoices.com: New year, new you

December 29, 2011 in West Central Tribune

As 2011 winds down, I reflect on the past year and its lessons, and then look forward to the new one, a clean slate. Will 2012 be my year to do yoga and Zumba (not at the same time), meditate, save more money, be more patient and (this one’s always on my list) lose weight? Continue Reading

N.D. ranks low in brain health index

September 23, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

North Dakota was ranked No. 42 in the 2011 America’s Brain Health Index. Continue Reading

Workshop on early brain development

July 25, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON “Brain Development in Infancy & Early Childhood: Linking Basic Research to Assessment and Intervention” is the next professional development ConnectU workshop. Continue Reading

Study: Brain injury raises risk of Alzheimer’s, other dementia

July 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A large study in older veterans raises fresh concern about mild brain injuries that hundreds of thousands of troops have suffered from explosions in recent wars. Even concussions seem to raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia later in life, researchers found. Continue Reading

NHL: Family to donate Boogaard’s brain for research

May 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Family, friends and fans of NHL hockey player Derek Boogaard sobbed Sunday as they fondly remembered the 28-year-old on a somber end to a weekend during which his distraught family agreed to donate his brain to medical researchers. Continue Reading

Starting young with Alzheimer’s

April 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Now 56, Twin Citian John Frei is part of an unusual but growing group: roughly 200,000 Americans under age 65 with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease. They represent about 4 percent of the 5.4 million people diagnosed with the progressive brain disease, for which there is no known cure. Continue Reading

Starting young with Alzheimer’s

April 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Now 56, Twin Citian John Frei is part of an unusual but growing group: roughly 200,000 Americans under age 65 with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease. They represent about 4 percent of the 5.4 million people diagnosed with the progressive brain disease, for which there is no known cure. Continue Reading

Southwest N.D.’s woman recovers after falling from horse and shattering skull

April 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For two months, South Heart, N.D.’s Shannon Binstock lived without the portion of her skull and was required to wear a helmet to prevent further damage. When it was time to reattach the skull, she was offered the option of a synthetic replacement, but she said her response was, “My own head would be the best.” The skull was replaced days before her 34th birthday. Continue Reading

Brain pacemakers may help block psychiatric disease

February 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Deep brain stimulation has proved a powerful way to block the tremors of Parkinson’s disease. Blocking mental illness isn’t nearly as easy a task. Continue Reading