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By Dr. Eric A. Lane
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5 days ago

Mental Attitude: Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After Concussion.
A single concussion may cause young children to suffer minor, but lingering, brain damage. In a recent study, researchers used MRI scans to compare the brains of 15 children with …
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By Dr. Eric A. Lane
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2 weeks ago

Mental Attitude: Sleep Plays Vital Role in Emotions.
Feeling cranky after a long night? It’s probably because your brain’s ability to regulate emotions has been compromised by lack of sleep. Researchers studied 18 participants and found that after a wakeful night, participants performed badly …
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By Dr. Eric A. Lane
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3 weeks ago

Mental Attitude: Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity and Heart Health.
New research suggests that having a sense of purpose might protect your heart and add years to your life. Scientists analyzed studies involving 136,000 individuals and found that those who felt …
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By Dr. Eric A. Lane
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4 weeks ago

Mental Attitude: The Companionship of a Dog May Ease a Child’s Fears.
Dog ownership may lower a child’s anxiety levels. In a study involving nearly 640 children, researchers found that only 12% of children with dogs tested positive for anxiety, compared with 21% of …
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