Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health released recommendations today that provide a framework for a bold and transformative Alzheimer’s disease research agenda. Developed at the recent Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention, the highly anticipated recommendations provide the wider Alzheimer’s research community with a strategy for speeding the development of effective interventions for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Washington, DC - Neuroscientists have discovered brain circuitry for encoding positive and negative learned associations in mice. After finding that two circuits showed opposite activity following fear and reward learning, the researchers proved that this divergent activity causes either avoidance or reward-driven behaviors. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, they used cutting-edge optical-genetic tools to pinpoint these mechanisms critical to survival, which are also implicated in mental illness.
Brawley, California - Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District’s (PMHD) Board of Directors on Monday evening unanimously voted to pursue an affiliation arrangement with Scripps Health in San Diego, California. The announcement follows discussions surrounding a Request for Information sent in March of this year to several major acute care providers in San Diego seeking expressions of interest in affiliating with PMHD. While several excellent responses were received, the PMHD Board determined that, as part of its strategic initiative to improve access to care for Imperial Valley residents, the best choice would be an affiliation relationship with Scripps.
Washington, DC - Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein will visit Burma together with Ambassador Andrew Bennett of Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom May 2-5.
Rochester, Minnesota - It's National Stroke Awareness Month and one of the biggest misconceptions about stroke is that it only happens to the elderly. While age is one of the risk factors and your chance for a stroke increases with age, anyone can have a stroke.
Red Wing, Minnesota - With the snow finally gone and the frost out of the ground, many people but especially farmers are in the midst of spring planting. It’s a season of hope as seeds are planted and the green tinge of young shoots begins to cover the fields. As those seeds are planted, Mayo Clinic Health System urges farmers to use safe farming practices to avoid a visit to the Emergency Department.