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Dee Wyly, BrainHealth Leadership Council

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Tell Your Mom To Stop Wasting Time on “Brain Games”

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you’ve ever felt like you’re doomed because you simply don’t have time to engage with the dozens of “brain training” games, websites, and Apps out there, here is some good news for you: You’re not missing out on much.

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Local Marine tested in Iraq cauldron

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Monday, November 17, 2014

It’s been just over a decade since combat in Iraq changed Jacob Schick’s life forever.

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How Marijuana Really Affects the Brain

Friday, November 14, 2014

Yahoo.com writer Laura Tedesco spoke with BrainHealth's Dr. Filbey about her recent study published in PNAS.

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Manage Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In College

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mike Rials needed to sit in the back, on a row near the exit, in a college class with more than 50 people. Heart pounding, palms sweaty and overcome with anxiety, he would leave 10 minutes in if he couldn’t get a back seat.

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Marijuana: Heavy Users Risk Changes to Brain

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Thursday, November 13, 2014

A new study finds that heavy marijuana use by adults could have long-term effects on the brain. What kinds of effects? WSJ's Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.

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North Texas Researchers Making Headway on PTSD Treatment

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CBS 11's Andrea Lucia spoke with BrainHealth's Dr. Caitlin Schraufnagel about the PTSD research project.

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UT Program Helps Military Families Confront PTSD

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A retired colonel from The University of Texas at Dallas' Center for BrainHealth and an Army wife talked to News 8 about a program that has been a big help to many military families.

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Marijuana Seen Changing Brain Behavior in Young Users

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Heavy marijuana users had different brain shapes and lower IQs than non-smokers in a newly published study, suggesting a potential danger to young people who abuse the drug.

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UT Dallas study: Pot smokers could lose some IQ points, but their brains might also be compensating

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

If you smoke marijuana regularly, a just-published study out of the University of Texas at Dallas has some possible good news and some possible bad news.

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Marijuana’s Long-Term Effects On the Brain

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The effects of chronic marijuana use on the brain may depend on age of first use and duration of use, according to new research. Researchers for the first time comprehensively describe existing abnormalities in brain function and structure of long-term marijuana users with multiple magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques.

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Early Marijuana Use: A More Harmful Impact on Brain Structure

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The link between long-term marijuana use and altered brain structure may depend on the age at first use and duration of use, new imaging research suggests.

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Bad News for Long-Term Pot Smokers

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The short-term effects of smoking weed are obvious: An increase in giddiness, an insatiable desire for Doritos, and a casual acceptance of one's loserhood. But, after the high wears off and the smoke clears, are there lasting effects upon the brain? This has been a contentious issue for many years; competing studies claim different results.

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Scientists Found Something Strange When They Looked At The Brains Of Stoners

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

If you were to peek inside the brain of someone who regularly smoked marijuana, you'd find that it didn't look quite like the brain of someone who didn't smoke.

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Study: Smoking Marijuana Makes Part of the Brain Smaller

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

With even more people smoking marijuana, there has been an uptick in scientific research about the effect the drug has on a user’s mind and body. One such study took a longer-term look at what chronic pot smoking does to the brain and found it actually shrunk part of it.

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Repeated Pot Use Linked to Lower IQ

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The average marijuana user's IQ was five points lower than that of a non-user. Repeated marijuana use is correlated with lower IQ scores and less volume in the region of the brain that helps make decisions, according to a new study.

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The Brain May Compensate For Heavy Pot Smoking—Until It Can’t Anymore

By: The Center for BrainHealth
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Another study adds to the growing but controversial pile of evidence that heavy marijuana use over the years can lead to changes in the brain.

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