I know I am going to date myself (not that kind!), but I still recall with wonder the GM exhibit at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. It showed the kind of future I think we all hoped for- and never got. Where did our idealism go? However, that’s not the topic for today.
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As we have reported before (three different times), the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is being used in more studies of the brain. At the recent annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Denver), two different papers examined women’s sexual desires and emotional responses.
We already discussed the need to exercise to preclude disease (Parkinson’s, cancer, autoimmune). Now, there’s more reasons to get walking. Dr. Kirk Erickson (University of Pittsburgh) and associates just published results in Neurology from a follow-up from the Cardiovascular HealthCognition Study. They reported that walking six miles weekly not only protects the grey matter of the brain- but it also helped retain memories.