Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s’

Of Mice and Floods: Researchers at NYU Pull Together to Save Lab Animals

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

4944-rollover Some New Yorkers lost their cars to Hurricane Sandy. Some lost their homes, and as of Monday, 43 had even lost their lives. Charles Hoeffer lost his mice. That may seem inconsequential, but consider this: Hoeffer is an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. He [&hellip
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How Did a Dead Woman’s Name End Up on a Queens Democratic Petition?

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky A Queens man named Jesus Palomino recently swore in an affidavit that his mother could not have signed a petition form for two dozen candidates, including State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, on June 14th. The reason? The woman, Ana Rita Palomino, had been dead since February 5th, 2011. The affidavit was produced by Stavisky’s opponent [&hellip
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Giving Confidence to Seniors with Dementia

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Seniors, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

old By Roy Herndon Smith Many older people live alone and do not have a close family member or friend living nearby who can help them if they become ill and unable to do all the tasks necessary to maintain their lives at home. They or a family member will sometimes employ a geriatric care manager. [&hellip
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Something to Chew On

Written by admin on . Posted in Education

A recent study has confirmed that a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet combined with regular exercise can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Previous studies have linked diet and exercise, independently, to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, but the recent investigation, at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center, [&hellip
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