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The role of our minds in the avoidance of falls

A few years ago, my grandmother suffered a fall and broke her hip. She has never fully recovered and is now constantly fearful of falling, and has significantly limited her activities to prevent a fall from ever happening again. As a scientist focused on translational research in mobility and falls in older adults, of course… Read More »

The role investors can play in addressing the opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic has long been a challenging issue both for Americans and the healthcare system that treats them, and the mortality statistics are significant. The American Academy of Family Physicians published research this year showing that, if there’s no change in the annual incidence of prescription opioid misuse, annual opioid deaths could hit 82,000… Read More »

Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Print this page MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers say they’ve pinpointed a possible culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), reporting that an overactive immune system might send the entire body into an overwhelming state of exhaustion. “For the first time, we have shown that people who are prone to develop a CFS-like illness have… Read More »