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Study: Concussion diagnoses among children and teenagers increased by 71% from 2010 through 2015

bcbs-healthofamericareport-concussionsConcussion Diagnoses Among Youths Nearly Doubled from 2010 to 2015 (Education Week):

“Concussion diagnoses increased by 71 percent from 2010 through 2015 among children between the ages of 10 and 19, according to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield based on medical-claims data. Read the rest of this entry »

Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age…exactly 2 months from today

2016summit_calendarExactly two months from today, these leading scientists, innovators and experts will discuss eight priorities to Reinvent Brain Health in the Digital Age. Please take a look at the Preliminary Agenda, and at the list of generous Summit Sponsors making the gathering possible.

Also, we have answered some Frequently Asked Questions, and prepared the brief video above (1 minute 30 seconds) to explain how it all works.
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Sneak preview into the future of mental health: Fully digital clinical trials to study digital therapeutics


Click Therapeutics™ Reports Preliminary Results of a 416-Participant Clinical Study Demonstrating Exceptional Engagement and Efficacy of Clickotine®, a Patent-Pending Digital Therapeutics™ Program for Smoking Cessation (press release):

“Click Therapeutics, Inc. (“Click”), a company developing a suite of personalized data-driven digital therapeutics for chronic health conditions, announces today preliminary results of its fully remote clinical trial of Clickotine, a digital program designed for smoking cessation. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn more about the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th)

“The SharpBrains Summit is unique in its impressive ability to unite a diverse collection of cutting-edge thinkers in a virtual conference that is shared globally without a hitch.” — Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF

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The debate continues: Review finds weak evidence standards behind commercially-available brain training programs

balance_scaleBrain Game Claims Fail A Big Scientific Test (NPR):

“In October 2014, more than 70 scientists published an open letter objecting to marketing claims made by brain training companies. Pretty soon, another group, with more than 100 scientists, published a rebuttal saying brain training has a solid scientific base.

“So you had two consensus statements, each signed by many, many people, that came to Read the rest of this entry »

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