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How Catching Some ZZZZs Can Improve Your Health

February 20, 2018 — Most of us, unless we live with chronic insomnia, probably don’t think a lot about sleep. But as it turns out, there are some pretty remarkable things that go on when we’re sawing logs. Your brain is very busy during sleep. The regions of the brain involved in learning, processing information, and emotion are more... Read More

Some Forms of Memory Loss Are Treatable

January 5, 2018 — As people age, periods of forgetfulness may increase. You may find yourself forgetting where you put your wallet or car keys more frequently. You may meet a neighbor on the street and can’t recall their name. Everyone – no matter what their age – experiences occasional episodes of forgetfulness. Such episodes may increase when a... Read More

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Brain Healthy

December 29, 2017 — As more people continue to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, people are becoming more interesting in steps they can take to protect their brain. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a team of experts created a bit of a stir this year at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference... Read More

A Healthy Variation on a Favorite Holiday Song

November 30, 2017 — Who doesn’t love that “Twelve Days of Christmas” song? Well, maybe not everyone, but it’s fun to test your memory to see if you can list all the drummers drumming, lords a-leaping, and of course, the five gold rings! Just for fun, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have come up with an... Read More

Fasting May Help Fight Some of the Effects of Aging

June 22, 2016 — Fasting has a long and rich history. Hippocrates, Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle all praised the benefits of fasting. Many religions embrace fasting as part of their ceremonies as a way to become closer with God. Today, several scientific studies show that fasting may also have numerous health benefits. The definition of fasting has evolved over... Read More

Summer is the Perfect Time to Focus on Fall Prevention

June 7, 2016 — Fall Prevention Awareness Day isn’t until September 22 this year (the first day of fall), but falls are more common in the summertime, as people who live in colder climes get out more and people start painting houses, cleaning gutters, and becoming more physically active. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),... Read More

Maintaining Proper Nutrition as We Age

March 7, 2016 — March is National Nutrition Month, a good time to focus our attention on ensuring we’re getting the nutrients we need as we age. As we grow older, our nutritional needs change. Generally, seniors need fewer calories than their younger counterparts, but their nutritional needs are as important as ever, particularly as the right foods can... Read More

Exercise Your Way to a Healthier Brain

February 22, 2016 — We all know that exercise is important to stay healthy and maintain our physical well-being. But research also tells us that physical activity is good for the mind. Exercise: Increases blood flow to the brain, keeping it oxygenated Releases brain-boosting chemicals like brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Helps reduce stress, which can age the brain In... Read More

How to Create a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

February 8, 2016 — February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death in the world. More than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 200,000 of these deaths are preventable. Here are some tips to help you beat the odds. First,... Read More

Start the New Year with a Positive Attitude

December 28, 2015 — Milestones – such as birthdays, anniversaries and the start of a new year – can often trigger self-reflection in people. Anything that reminds us that time is passing can often create the need to examine one’s life and determine if steps could be taken to improve one’s happiness and well-being. One of the simplest –... Read More
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