Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review

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Click to view article publication Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review Social relationships are linked to improved survival Individuals with adequate social relationships have a 50% greater likelihood of survival compared to those with poor or insufficient social relationships. The magnitude of this effect is comparable with stopping smoking and exceeds many well known risk factors for mortality such as obesity and physical inactivity. These are the main...

A Generalist's Guide to Treating Patients With Depression With an Emphasis on Using Side Effects to Tailor Antidepressant Ther

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Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, Professor of Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article on a generalist's guide to treating patients with depression with an emphasis on using side effects to tailor antidepressant therapy.

Rabbit Models for Alzheimer's Disease

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Diana Woodruff-Pak (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA) used cholesterol-fed rabbits as a model of AD for evaluation of currently available and potential anti-Alzheimer drugs. These animals developed typical Alzheimer pathology, including behavioral changes and deposition of ß-amyloid and even
tau. Galantamine and donepezil partially protected animals from Alzheimer symptomatology.