A study led by Professor Eric Loucks, Ph.D., finds that mindfulness could reduce blood pressure by enhancing attention control, emotion regulation and self-awareness of both healthy and unhealthy habits. As the leading cause of death in both the United States and the world, heart disease claims nearly 18 million lives every year, according to the […]
Brown University is advancing plans toward a new integrated health and wellness center and residence hall to be built on its College Hill campus.
Brown University’s Graduate Student Council and Counseling and Psychological Services are collaborating on new programming to address graduate student mental health needs.
Patients who receive more physical therapy are less likely to be readmitted to a hospital within a month, yet the amount of care made available to Medicare patients varies widely.
A study finds that fewer patients with end-stage kidney disease died within a year of starting dialysis in states that expanded Medicaid coverage in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. IN THE FIRST THREE YEARS of Medicaid expansion due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of patients with end-stage kidney disease who […]
A national study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that brain imaging to detect Alzheimer’s-related plaques affected clinical diagnosis and management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA) has awarded a five-year $53.4 million grant to Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers. Together, the institutions will create a massive […]
The study found a link between children’s weight status in the first two years of life and their school-age performance on cognitive tests. A study by Brown University epidemiologists found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than […]
The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance recently released its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.
A number of studies have shown that child and adolescent marijuana use is associated with impairments in attention and concentration — and that those who start using marijuana early are at increased risk of health consequences. New research based on nationally representative longitudinal surveys determined that children whose mothers use marijuana between the child’s birth and […]