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Joyce Hollman

Why your weight can increase your Alzheimer’s risk

Most people don’t know that obesity doesn’t just place a strain on your body, but on your brain as well that can set you up for Alzheimer’s. Maintaining a healthy weight can lessen the risk, and it may be a little easier with the one nutrient that feeds your brain and helps you lose weight.

Joyce Hollman

While you walk, your liver makes your brain younger

Exercise can help you “keep on keeping on” so you can enjoy your favorite activities into your golden years. But recently, researchers found out it can also spur your liver into producing a protein that could help preserve your cognitive abilities as you age.

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

The brain danger for men with nighttime hypertension

Normally, blood pressure follows a daily rhythm. It rises higher during the day and falls at night when we sleep. But what does it mean if you consistently have higher blood pressure at night than during the day? You could suffer from reverse dipping and face a higher risk of Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The daily habit that eases migraine, depression, anxiety and sleep loss

Migraines, depression, sleep loss and anxiety can fast become an endless cycle that seems to have no end. Medications may work for some, but especially when it comes to migraines, the side-effects can rival the pain. But there’s one daily habit that might provide the relief you need…

Eddie Perry

The dangerous link between herbicide and Parkinson’s

Scientists believe a combination of genetic and environmental factors may contribute to Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that usually affects a person’s motor skills and movement. When it comes to environmental concerns, a certain herbicide has a strong connection to the disease.

Virginia Tims-Lawson

An apple a day to keep aging brains sharp

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, we hear. But could it also keep brain aging at bay? That’s what some new research indicates. But if you don’t like apples, no worries. There are other sources of this brain-boosting nutrient…

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Joyce Hollman

You’re never too old to change your diet and save your brain

The Mediterranean diet is well known for its multiple health benefits, including heart health, weight loss and cancer prevention. Now, researchers in Scotland have added brain health to that list. Sticking to a Mediterranean style of eating can keep your brain sharp well into your senior years.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The seed that offers protection against Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s is a disease that has eluded the medical community in just about every way possible. With no definitive causes and no gold standard treatments, patients are left to deal with medications that may only help manage their symptoms and hold little hope for disease progression. As far as disease prevention for Parkinson’s, we’ve been left out in the cold. Until now…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Protective psychedelics may rewire the brain following stroke

In the United States, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. For survivors, the road to recovery can be long and hard. But trials are underway to test a hallucinogenic drug that may minimize the damage to the brain that occurs during a stroke.

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Sleep deprivation nearly doubles dementia risk

Sleep is critical time the brain uses to clear toxins, build memories and reinvigorate parts of the brain that help us continue to learn and function independently. If you’re missing out on valuable shut-eye, these processes are short-circuited, and you could potentially set yourself up for serious problems.

Carolyn Gretton

How are ‘SuperAgers’ avoiding Alzheimer’s?

While scientists have been able to identify key markers of Alzheimer’s disease, they’re still trying to work out why some people develop the disease and others do not. Some, called ‘SuperAgers,’ even appear to be resistant. And researchers are trying to unravel their secret…

Joyce Hollman

3 ways group singing boosts our health

Choral groups may not be singing together much right now, but hopefully that will change soon. Because the emotional and physical health benefits science shows happens when we blend our voices are just too good to pass up…

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