Brain

CTE has been part of the national lexicon in the U.S. since the 2015 movie Concussion dramatized the discovery of this degenerative brain disease among football players.

Crackling sounds deep inside the brain signal normal communication among an estimated 100 billion neurons. But after a traumatic health event like a brain injury or a heart attack, the brain goes silent. If the patient isn't revived, a massive wave of electrochemical energy is released that gradually poisons the nerve cells.

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This week on Tech Tuesday, we'll discuss the recent uptick in Bitcoin's value and volatility and what that means for the future of the cryptocurrency. Then, navigating social media can come with a number of psychological and behavioral pitfalls in its design and use. Author Guy Harrison offers critical thinking strategies to resist misinformation and manipulation online.

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College campuses across the nation have seen a steep rise in students seeking help for mental-health issue. Ohio State has experienced a 43 percent increase in the number of student being treated at the counseling center. Today we are discussing how counseling centers are changing to meet the growing demand.

The Connection Between Nutrition and Brain Health

Apr 13, 2016
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More than five million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and it's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, research has suggested that lifestyle could play a role in whether or when we develop the disease. 

Cooking up Alzheimer's Prevention

Feb 12, 2013

10:00 It may be possible to eat your way to a healthier memory. This hour, we'll look to foods that prevent Alzheimer's disease and how to cook them. Join us for a lesson in how to cook up prevention of afflictions like Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss. Guest