9/11 First Responders Face Higher Cancer Risk 20 Years Later

Charles Hall, Ph.D., comments on his research that found first responders to the World Trade Center site on 9/11 have increased risk of certain cancers, including prostate cancer, which has been detected earlier than expected. Dr. Hall is professor of epidemiology & population health and in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein.

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Reuters quotes Charles Hall, Ph.D., regarding a recent study about the connection between cognitive activities and Alzheimer's disease. The study suggests that mental exercises help stave off dementia but then increase mental decline after dementia onset. Dr. Hall noted that the observational study shows an association between mental activities and dementia onset and progression, but intervention studies are necessary to prove cause-and-effect. Dr. Hall's research on dementia was also cited. Dr. Hall is professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and of epidemiology & population health.

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Reuters Health interviews Charles Hall, Ph.D., on his study that finds stimulating brain activities delay the onset of dementia. The research, led by Dr. Hall and Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., was published in the August 4 online edition of Neurology. Dr. Hall is professor of epidemiology & population health and of neurology. Dr. Verghese is associate professor of neurology and director of the division of cognitive & motor aging.

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