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    Clinical
    Feb 11, 2016

    New initiative tackles addiction

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    A new regional health coalition working to address one of Moab’s top community health concerns is bringing two addiction medicine specialists from the University of Utah to Moab Regional Hospital this week.... Read More

    Wired for Gaming: Brain Differences Found in Compulsive Video Game Players
    Research
    Dec 21, 2015

    Wired for Gaming: Brain Differences Found in Compulsive Video Game Players

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    SALT LAKE CITY - Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some of the changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information. Other changes are associated with distractibility and poor impulse control. The research, a collaboration between the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Chung-Ang University in South Korea, was published online in Addiction Biology on Dec. 22, 2015. ... Read More

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