Author Archives: Lucas Morgan (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

Post-Bereavement Hallucinations May Help With Grief

"Sensing" the presence of a loved one who has died is a relatively common phenomenon

Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. World-renowned singer Celine Dion can attest to that, as she lost both her husband Rene Angelil and brother Daniel last year. She has recently claimed that she still talks … Continue reading

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Daily, Moderate Alcohol Intake Could Contribute to Cognitive Health in Old Age

A new study found that participants who drank alcohol were more likely to live to 85 without cognitive decline

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that daily, moderate alcohol intake may support cognitive health into old age. The study, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggests … Continue reading

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Index of Societal Aging Measures How Well Nations Are Adapting To An Aging Population

The U.S. ranks among the top five

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Southern California have developed a new method to determine how well countries are caring for their elderly populations. The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Index of Societal Aging tool is composed of five … Continue reading

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“Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table’s ready.'”

- Robin Williams
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Documentary Review: “Fight To Live” Highlights The Pitfalls of The FDA’s Drug Approval Process

The documentary presents a call to action to change the FDA's approach to new drug approval

“Fight To Live” is a 2012 documentary that highlights the shortcomings of the drug approval system employed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The documentary makes the case that a person with a terminal illness with no known cure … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Expiration Dates Are Not What They Seem

The idea of medicines "going bad" is misleading

The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world. One of the main reasons that this is the case is because we are extremely wasteful when it comes to prescription drugs. Numerous studies have shown that expiration … Continue reading

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