June 21, 2012 - Forbes

Never Mind Your Abs -- Tone Your Brain

Stephanie Losee, Dell
Posted on behalf of Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist, author, writing consultant and former foreign correspondent.

You may just be more likely to find your car in the parking lot if you’ve briskly walked there. Why? Because your brain needs physical exercise as much as your body does. You can get a date without abs, but just try getting that attractive stranger to go out with you if you forget your prospect’s name. 

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May 20, 2012 - The Boston Globe

Kids are toning up, tuning in

 Lauren Anastos (left) and Jaclyn Diemer, both 11, throw a ball in a sit-up position during the morning gym
class at Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School in Hull. (photos by Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)
By Johanna Seltz
HULL — Teachers at Jacobs Elementary School don’t mind when theirstudents get to class a little sweaty and out of breath. That’s because the youngsters coming from the school’s early-morning exercise class seem better able to stay in their seats for the rest of the day.



March 20, 2012 - U.S. News

Health Buzz: Study Explains How Shock Therapy Works

By Angela Haupt
March 20, 2012 RSS Feed Print

Researchers Now Understand How Shock Therapy Affects Depression.
Electric shock therapy has been used to treat depression for more than 70 years. And now, doctors say they know how it works. Electroconvulsive therapy—as controversial as it is effective—appears to dampen an overactive connection between two parts of the brain involved in emotional processing, thinking, and concentration. It affects the way these parts of the brain communicate with each other, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Electric shock therapy, first used in 1937, sends a brief electric current to the brain....

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