City of Hope Study Finds That Neuroendocrine Cancer Patients and Doctors Agree on Treatment Goals Only Half of the Time
“Among those surveyed, 70% of people with neuroendocrine tumors said they value overcoming pain, fatigue or lack of function over simply prolonging life.”

Exercise, mindfulness don’t appear to boost cognitive function in older adults
“In healthy older adults, neither led to measurable improvements after 6 months, 18 months”

Eight weeks of mindfulness training improves adolescents’ attentional control, study finds
“A new study published in the Journal of Adolescence tested an 8-week mindfulness training program among a group of adolescent and adult females. The results revealed that both teens and adults showed improvements in reorienting their attention following mindfulness training.”

Ultrasound Device for Pain Gets ‘Nod’ from Shark Tank and NIH Funding
“Newswise — Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine, in collaboration with Albany Medical College (AMC) in New York, are among seven institutions nationwide selected to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their innovative pilot projects to enable new medical devices to diagnose and treat both acute and chronic disorders from neuropathic pain to mental illness.”

VA’s new “burden-free” study method finds two blood pressure drugs equally effective
“A large VA clinical trial found that the blood pressure drug chlorthalidone (CTD) was not superior to hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or non-cancer death.”

Exercise has many benefits even for people with advanced cancer
“It is well-known exercise has many benefits, but new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has revealed just how critically important it can be – even for people with advanced cancer.”

Over 80% of adults don’t meet US strength guidelines. Don’t forget these muscles
“There are more than 600 muscles in the human body, and it’s impossible to strengthen each and every one. Yet there are plenty whose power you can enhance, and doing so is key to enjoying a healthy, active life. Strong muscles help combat diabetes, boost cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and mental health, and reduce mortality, research has shown. They’re also crucial to the wellness of older people, whose muscles atrophy with age.”