BA50 Looks at the News

Loneliness is Bad for Your Brain

“Lonely older adults are not only more likely to experience declines in mobility and physical limitations; they are also more likely to have memory problems and are at higher risk for dementia, says Nancy Donovan, geriatric psychiatrist with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.”   From AARP.com: Loneliness is Bad for Your Brain  

In Health Law, A Boon for Diet Clinics

“Thanks to a provision in the federal health care law insurers are no required to pay for nutrition and obesity screening.” A much larger issue is whether these clinics are capitalizing on this, while not adequately taking care of the patient.   From the New York Times: In Health Law, A Boon for Diet Clinics

With Summer Sun Comes Signs of Danger

“With summer sun shining brightly across the United States (at least on most days), there is no better time to review the latest sobering findings on the damage that ultraviolet radiation can inflict on one’s skin and then take steps to prevent it.”   From the New York Times: With Summer Sun Comes Danger