Brain-training games and exercises, studies show, may help stave off dementia. Spend just a few hours engaging in exercises that teach the aging brain to increase processing speed, new research suggests, and you could dramatically reduce an older adult’s vulnerability to dementia. A slowing of processing speed—the ability to attend
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The phrase open-heart surgery is often used interchangeably with “bypass surgery,” which is technically “coronary artery bypass grafting,” or CABG. But open-heart surgery can actually refer to any of several operations that require surgeons to open up the chest cavity and work directly on the heart.
Other procedures requiring open-heart
Just a few hours spent engaging in exercises that teach the aging brain to increase processing speed—the ability to attend to and respond to incoming information—appear to dramatically reduce an older adult’s vulnerability to dementia, new research suggests. A slowing of processing speed often accounts for age-related brain decline.
Q: I have a hectic schedule and only get about four hours of sleep at night. I feel that I am losing my ability to recall information. Does sleep deprivation adversely affect memory?
A: Many studies conducted over the past decade or so have demonstrated that sleep deprivation interferes with memory
Imagine being cured of cancer, only to learn the treatment that saved your life caused you to develop heart failure. Or perhaps your risk factors for heart disease spiral out of control when you begin chemotherapy. More concerning: What if your doctor suggests you stop your cancer treatment because it’s
Q: I have heard that manipulation of the neck by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor might trigger a stroke. Is this true?
A: The American Heart Association (AHA) seems to think so. The AHA issued a scientific statement warning about an association between chiropractic manipulation of the neck and heightened risk of stroke
For older adults who are very ill, surgery is often seen as a potentially life-saving procedure. But with research indicating that one in three elderly Medicare recipients undergo surgery in their last year of life, Mount Sinai geriatrician Patricia Bloom, MD, says it is important to balance the pros and
Your heart relies on a series of coordinated electrical impulses to contract normally and pump blood to your body. A heart attack or other cardiac conditions may damage this electrical system, placing you at risk for life-threatening irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
When these electrical malfunctions occur, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)