Aging

Getting Shorter As We Age: Adjusting to Shrinking Stature

As you grow older, have you noticed that there are some activities you can no longer perform? It may be because you’ve gotten shorter. As we age, we shrink. Starting around age 40, you typically lose about 0.4 inches every decade. Most of the height loss comes from gravity that continually compresses

Walking Is Brain Exercise

One of the most effective and simple brain exercises is something that we do naturally — walking. Although stepping forward by placing one foot in front of the other may seem ordinary, it’s actually a complex process that requires the harmonious coordination of all your joints, bones, muscles, and nerves. Normal walking

The Heart and the Brain: Our Heartbeat at Its Best Performance

Developments within the field of neurobiology and neuropsychology have shown that the brain is the center of wisdom, insight, cognition, and emotion. However, if one were to look back over the last millennia, the heart has traditionally stood as the symbol and driver of such feelings — especially of love.

No Laughing Matter: Fran Drescher Speaks About Early Cancer Detection

Everyone’s favorite flashy girl from Flushing, Fran Drescher is well known onscreen for her unique voice and her infectious laugh; one could even say that she’s famous for being funny. Offscreen, however, the star of “Happily Divorced” lends her famous voice to a very serious cause that is no laughing matter: reforming healthcare

How to Take Care of Your Parent (And Yourself) When Alzheimer’s Strikes

Finding out a parent has Alzheimer’s can be worrying and confusing. Your parents may not know they have a problem — or if they do — they may not want to take any action. Some signs to watch out for include forgetfulness, confusion, the inability to think through challenges, trouble handling everyday tasks, and difficulty

How Does Your Brain Make Long-Term Memories?

On a day in late August 1953, a young man later known to medical history as patient H.M. underwent an experimental procedure. The operation, an effort to control the debilitating seizures he suffered, meant the removal of parts of his brain, among them was part of a mechanism known as the hippocampus. The surgery was

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How To Prevent (and Deal With) Hearing Loss

While the thought of diminishing your ability to hear may sound troubling, it is more common than you might realize — with one out of three people experiencing a hearing impairment by the time they reach 65. Here are the most common causes for the loss of hearing that you should be aware of.

Can Inherited Trauma Shape Your Health?

They are sometimes called “memorial candle” children. They are the second generation of holocaust survivors; with the names of their ancestors, they are living reconstructions of the life before. They are resilient and hard-working, but also more prone to develop anxiety disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder. And so are

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Creating A Relaxing Bedroom To Improve Your Sleep

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary and a place you go to feel at ease and get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is essential to you functioning to the best of your ability and feeling full of energy each day. Without sleep, you risk feeling moody or down and making silly mistakes that could have been avoided. Setting up a relaxing bedroom

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The Top 10 Ways For A Healthier Brain (As We Age)

We often don’t realize exactly what we can do to safeguard our brain health as we get older, including significantly lowering our risks for diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Here are the top 10 ways, and they might just surprise you.

How Much Sleep Does Your Brain Really Need?

A good night’s sleep could be more crucial than we think. It might seem like an unattainable goal to some — something we never get enough of, as we feel the unpleasant effects from a lack of it. Now those effects might run deeper than anyone previously thought possible. Recent research published by the journal

(Finally) Changing Your Habits This Year

Practically everyone has at least a few habits they want to change. But unless you’re a very special person, you probably have more experience with failure than with success in trying to change your habits. That’s why we end up listing the same goals for our New Year’s resolutions every year.

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Six Ways To Reboot Your Brain For The New Year

There’s no doubt that 2020 was difficult for everyone and tragic for many. But now vaccines against COVID-19 are finally being administered — giving a much needed hope of a return to normality and a happy 2021. However, months of anxiety, grief, and loneliness can easily create a spiral of negativity that is hard to break out of.

Understanding The “Traffic Jams” Of Neurons In Alzheimer’s Disease

It can take decades for the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease to appear, this is why when a loved one starts to show signs of dementia, no one is ever really certain of the precise moment when their mental health took a turn for the worse. However, even before the telltale signs show up in an individual, the brain’s neurons

Why You Should Start Meditating Today

The effects of meditation on the body and mind have been studied thoroughly. One of the most directly observed effects is that meditation changes brain waves to a comfortable, stable pattern. “Brain waves” refers to the electrical current that develops when signals are transmitted between neurons.

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