Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 29, 2016

Computerized Cognitive Speed of Processing Training Reduces Dementia Incidence  from the AAIC (Alzheimer’s Association International Conference) Press Conference in Toronto  July 2016 by Jerri D. Edwards, PhD Huiping Xu, PhD Daniel O. Clark, PhD Lesley A Ross, PhD Fred W. Unverzagt, PhD as summarized by Jean Kadela The Advanced Cognitive Training in Vital Elderly Study …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 18, 2016

Texting for CPR Feasible in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest —City's EMS system to alert nearby trained laypersons raised rates of early CP by Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reprinted with permission by Michelle Nostheide, American Heart Association Pulling in nearby CPR-trained lay people via mobile-phone dispatch while paramedics are on their way to an …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: February 8, 2015

Fixing Cavities in America's Dental System by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. If someone invited you to compete for a  prize of  $1000  to quickly create a method to identify poor people by looking at them, you could win easily by saying "Look at their teeth."    One recent study found that by the time the poorest …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 5, 2014

A No Cost Improvement to America's Healthcare System You Can Make by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. In the world of medicine, a 3 year project has figured out that doing something simple increases patient health and satisfaction, while having the potential to reduce the annual cost to society for healthcare by billions of dollars.   And …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 5, 2014

Healthcare Workers Role Model Slim by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. According to the CIA, we rank 51st in the world for life expectancy. [1] Citizens of the number one spot for life expectancy, Monaco, live on average 11 years longer than we do! Even worse, University of Wisconsin researchers announced in March that life expectancy …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 4, 2014

How to Help Poor People Deny the Tooth Fairy by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. In a recent column I told of my frustrations as I tried to help a struggling North Carolina friend with a toothache find a dentist. I shared my surprise at learning about how hard it is for working poor to get …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 4, 2014

Treating Obesity as the Result of an Addiction by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. When many of us see a child with Down Syndrome or other visible birth defects, we feel pity and a desire to help. But that is often not the reaction when we see a seriously overweight person. We leap to blame or …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: August 7, 2014

Heart-Stopping Facts Your Mother Wishes You Knew Copyright Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Readers of my column know that I usually talk about solving national problems by local action. Today I will reverse that – we have a problem with too many local solutions and we need a national one. The reasons for that will break …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: February 27, 2014

Fixing a Painful Reality for the Working Poor - Lack of Dental Care by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. A few weeks ago a courteous 20 something young man knocked on my door and asked if I had any yard work he could do to earn money.   My garden needed to be made ready for spring, …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 25, 2013

Thinking Futuristically About Jobs by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. I am a big believer in the oath taken when sworn in to testify in court. It defines truth: "The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth". It rules out half truths, exaggeration, and downright lies. Pursuit of the truth is foundational to our …

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