“You Can Never Rewind,” By Doc Wascher






DOC WASCHER ROCKS THE WORLD IN 2015!


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Phoenix cancer surgeon and rock musician Robert “Doc” Wascher has just released his latest single, “You Can Never Rewind.” This new track is the sequel to Doc Wascher’s 2014 instrumental single, “Rewind.” Both of these rock tunes are published by Doc Wascher Records, an independent music label that exclusively publishes Doc Wascher’s music, and which frees Wascher from the constraints of the corporate music world and its mass-production approach to music.

A contemporary example of the legendary classic rock sound of the late 1960s and early ’70s, “You Can Never Rewind” boasts Doc Wascher’s haunting and compelling vocals and melodic guitars, as well as some of the most intuitive and evocative songwriting since that of Lennon & McCartney and Eric Burdon (The Animals).

Doc Wascher cites as his main artistic influences some of world’s most renowned founders of modern rock and roll music, including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin, the Ventures, the Eagles, Motown in general, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, post-Cream Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rush, Duane Eddy, the Animals, and Yes, among others.

As one might derive from such a distinguished list of rock royalty, Wascher’s own original music is steeped in what is commonly called the ‘classic-rock sound,’ which Wascher, himself, rightly considers to be the foundation of virtually all modern rock and roll and blues-rock. .

“I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s,” he writes, “listening to – and loving – blues and rock & roll music (what people now refer to as ‘classic rock’). ‘You Can Never Rewind’ speaks to the two intertwined themes of the transforming nature of love and the unstoppable passage of time in our lives, all set to a classic rock groove”

“You Can Never Rewind,” with its warm, flexing guitar tones that alternately growl and soar with the impact of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Cream’s Eric Clapton, will take you on a musical journey that will impact both your ears and your heart. At a time when classic rock and blues aficionados believe that “all the good stuff has already been done,” Doc Wascher comes bursting out of the gate with a new song that vividly recalls the golden era of classic blues and rock music in the late 1960s and early ‘70s

“‘You Can Never Rewind’ reminds us all of the transforming power of love,” Wascher writes, “but it also reminds us of the reality that time is finite, and that time quickly passes all of us by.” While ancient philosophers wrote about these two interwoven realities of human existence, Doc Wascher has taken these existential themes and married them with a guitar-driven rock beat that will move both your heart and your feet at the same time.

“You Can Never Rewind” by Doc Wascher is now available from online music stores worldwide. Fans of melodic rock-blues will want to add this new release to their music collection and playlists without delay!

Also, don’t miss the official video preview for “You Can Never Rewind!” (link provided below).


“You Can Never Rewind” by Doc Wascher –

http://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Never-Rewind-Single/dp/B00SV71AH6/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-can-never-rewind-single/id962139121



“Rewind” by Doc Wascher –

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rewind-single/id858423344

http://www.amazon.com/Rewind-Single-Doc-Wascher/dp/B00JJOQ9P8/ref=pd_sim_sbs_dmusic_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0VX23KERC4RST48AAPFQ



Music Video Preview –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6mPDbArzz8



Doc Wascher’s Bio –

In addition to his classic blues-rock compositions and recordings, Robert “Doc” Wascher is an internationally renowned cancer surgeon and professor of surgery. Dr. Wascher is also the author of the popular book, “A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race,” which is often referred to as the ‘Bible of Cancer Prevention’ for lay readers.

By day, Dr. Wascher is the Chief of Surgery at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in the Phoenix, Arizona area. By night, Doc Wascher is a passionate rock-and-roll composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist who channels a 40-year love affair with classic rock and blues music into his own original compositions and recordings.

In 2014, Robert “Doc” Wascher released his debut single, “Rewind,” which is an instrumental guitar-and-keyboard rocker that evokes the classic-rock guitar sounds of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, the Ventures and Duane Eddy.

“You Can Never Rewind,” Doc Wascher’s latest release, is the follow-up to “Rewind” and features Doc Wascher on vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, and bass guitar.

Enjoy!


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Speaking Two Languages Improves Brain Function Late in Life



A new study shows that speaking at least two languages improves brain function later in life.


 

 

 

SPEAKING TWO LANGUAGES IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION LATE IN LIFE

Although there are an estimated 6,000 distinct languages spoken on the planet, only about 1 in 4 countries officially identify themselves as bilingual or multilingual nations.  However, there are more people in the world who speak at least two languages than there are people who speak only one language.  Therefore, the majority of humankind can be thought of as generally being bilingual or multilingual.

Based upon previously published cognitive studies, being bilingual or multilingual appears to “strengthen” the areas of the brain that are involved in both language processing and other higher cognitive functions.  Indeed, based upon these prior studies, lifelong multilingual people appear to experience a later onset of cognitive decline in life, and a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, compared to monolingual people.  Now, a newly published research study, which appears in the Journal of Neuroscience, provides fascinating new insights into exactly how bilingualism and multilingualism may help to preserve cognitive function in the brain as we age.

In this study, 110 older monolingual and bilingual adults participated in several “task-switching” exercises that test cognitive function.  Using a sophisticated imaging system that measures blood flow within specific areas of the brain (functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI), these monolingual and bilingual study volunteers were put through their paces with various task-switching exercises while their brain function was monitored by fMRI.

Among the monolingual older adults, areas of the brain associated with the processing of information, and with decision-making, were highly activated during task-switching exercises, indicating that these areas of the brain were working very hard to complete the tasks assigned by the researchers.  The bilingual older adults also experienced increased activity in the left lateral frontal cortex and cingulate cortex, but significantly less so than the monolingual study volunteers.  At the same time, the bilingual volunteers consistently outperformed their monolingual fellow volunteers on the task-switching exercises, despite lower levels of activation of these two key areas of the brain.  Thus, just as has been predicted by previous cognitive testing studies, lifelong bilingualism does indeed appear to increase the efficiency of the areas of the brain that are involved in high-level cognitive processing, and also appear to decrease the rate of loss of these cognitive abilities with advancing age, when compared to monolingualism.  In this clinical study, the bilingual older adults were more successful in completing task-switching cognitive exercises than monolingual older adults; and at the same time, the brains of the bilingual adults accomplished this improved cognitive performance with less effort than their monolingual counterparts (based upon fMRI measurements of brain activity).

While there are many potential personal, professional, social and cultural benefits to speaking more than one language, this elegant clinical research study confirms earlier predictions that lifelong bilingualism and multilingualism may help to preserve the cognitive efficiency and function of the higher processing centers of the brain much later in life.  Given at least the perception that the United States lags behind many other countries in the world in the area of foreign language education, the findings of this new study offer yet another reason for schools in the US to ramp up their foreign language programs.  We live in an increasingly competitive, globalized and multilingual world, and preparing our children for a successful future in that world should include early and continuous exposure to foreign language training, in my view.

 

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Dr. Wascher’s latest video:

Dark as Night, Part 1


Dark as Night, Part 1

Dark as Night, Part 1


At this time, more than 8 percent of Americans are unemployed.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty between September 2001 and December 2011 is now more than 12 percent.  A new website, Veterans in Healthcare, seeks to connect veterans with potential employers.  If you are a veteran who works in the healthcare field, or if you are an employer who is looking for physicians, advanced practice professionals, nurses, corpsmen/medics, or other healthcare professionals, then please take a look at Veterans in Healthcare. As a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, I would also like to personally urge you to hire a veteran whenever possible.


For a groundbreaking overview of cancer risks, and evidence-based strategies to reduce your risk of developing cancer, order your copy of my bestselling book, “A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race,” from AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionVroman’s Bookstore, and other fine bookstores!

Within one week of publication, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race was ranked #6 among all cancer-related books on the Amazon.com “Top 100 Bestseller’s List” for Kindle e-books. Within three months of publication, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race was the #1 book on the Amazon.comTop 100 New Book Releases in Cancer” list.




Disclaimer:  As always, my advice to readers is to seek the advice of your physician before making any significant changes in medications, diet, or level of physical activity


 

Dr. Wascher is an oncologic surgeon, professor of surgery, cancer researcher, oncology consultant, and a widely published author


 

I and the staff of Weekly Health Update would again like to take this opportunity to thank the more than 100,000 health-conscious people from around the world who visit this premier global health information website every month.  Over the past 12 months, more than 2.3 million pages of high-quality medical research findings were served to the worldwide audience of health-conscious readers.  As always, we enjoy receiving your stimulating feedback and questions, and I will continue to try and personally answer as many of your inquiries as I possibly can.


 


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Viewing Photos of Kittens and Puppies Improves Attentiveness and Focus





 

A new study suggests that viewing pictures of cute baby animals improves our ability to perform focused tasks.


 

 

 

VIEWING PHOTOS OF KITTENS AND PUPPIES IMPROVES ATTENTIVENESS AND FOCUS

Most of the columns that I write for this blog deal with very serious health-related research studies.  This week, however, I will be discussing a somewhat more whimsical research study, compared to most of my prior columns.  This study from Japan appears in the current issue of the journal Public Library of Science (PLOS) One.

We all know that a young child, a kitten, or a puppy can evoke feelings of adoration and happiness.  Now, a newly published research study from Hiroshima, Japan, suggests that the positive feelings that arise when we see baby animals, or some other “cute thing,” may have a potentially greater impact on our behavior than has previously been appreciated.

In this innovative prospective study, several separate experiments were conducted using photos of cute little baby animals (kittens and puppies) and less cute adult animals (cats and dogs), as well as photos of “neutral” objects not associated with being “cute.”

In the first experiment, university student volunteers were asked to perform a task requiring significant manual dexterity after viewing photos of, variously, cute baby animals and (not so cute) adult animals.  In this experiment, viewing photos of cute baby animals increased the successful performance of the assigned task by 44 percent, as compared to only a 12 percent improvement in performance among the students who performed the same task after viewing photos of adult animals.

In the second experiment, the participating college students were asked to perform a visual search task after looking at the cute and not so cute animal photos.  Once again, task-related performance significantly improved after looking at the pictures of kittens and puppies (16 percent), compared to the degree of improvement that was noted after viewing photos of adult cats and dogs (1 percent).

When the researchers analyzed the data from this study, they determined that looking at photos of cute little kittens and puppies significantly improved attentiveness to focused tasks such as those performed in this study.  Based upon the findings of this study and previous similar research studies, the authors of this study propose that a “cuteness-triggered positive emotion” is associated with increased motivation to complete assigned tasks, as well as improved processing of information associated with performing manual and visual tasks (as was demonstrated in this new research study).  They further suggest that intentional exposure to “cute objects” might be helpful in stimulating positive behaviors in both the workplace and at home, particularly when tasks requiring careful attention are being performed.

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A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race is now available in both printed and digital formats from all major bookstores.  Get your copy now, and begin living an evidence-based cancer prevention lifestyle now!

 

Dr. Wascher’s latest video:

Dark as Night, Part 1


Dark as Night, Part 1

Dark as Night, Part 1



At this time, more than 8 percent of Americans are unemployed.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty between September 2001 and December 2011 is now more than 12 percent.  A new website, Veterans in Healthcare, seeks to connect veterans with potential employers.  If you are a veteran who works in the healthcare field, or if you are an employer who is looking for physicians, advanced practice professionals, nurses, corpsmen/medics, or other healthcare professionals, then please take a look at Veterans in Healthcare. As a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, I would also like to personally urge you to hire a veteran whenever possible.


For a groundbreaking overview of cancer risks, and evidence-based strategies to reduce your risk of developing cancer, order your copy of my bestselling book, “A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race,” from AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionVroman’s Bookstore, and other fine bookstores!

Within one week of publication, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race was ranked #6 among all cancer-related books on the Amazon.com “Top 100 Bestseller’s List” for Kindle e-books. Within three months of publication, A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race was the #1 book on the Amazon.comTop 100 New Book Releases in Cancer” list.




Disclaimer:  As always, my advice to readers is to seek the advice of your physician before making any significant changes in medications, diet, or level of physical activity


 

Dr. Wascher is an oncologic surgeon, professor of surgery, cancer researcher, oncology consultant, and a widely published author


 

I and the staff of Weekly Health Update would again like to take this opportunity to thank the more than 100,000 health-conscious people from around the world who visit this premier global health information website every month.  (More than 1.3 million pages of high-quality medical research findings were served to the worldwide audience of health-conscious people who visited Weekly Health Update in 2011!)  As always, we enjoy receiving your stimulating feedback and questions, and I will continue to try and personally answer as many of your inquiries as I possibly can.


 






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