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Benefits of Exercise: Good Medicine for the Body and Mind

Benefits of Exercise: Good Medicine for the Body and Mind

Exercise confers many health advantages. It can help counteract blood vessel diseases that play a role in our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer.
Get Motivated to Get the Benefits of Exercise
We’ve long understood that exercise unlocks the door to better physical function

Brain Vitamins: Do They Work?

Brain Vitamins: Do They Work?

The statistics on vitamin and other dietary supplement use in the United States are staggering, and the numbers appear to be on the rise. A 2016 CRN Consumer Survey showed the percentage of Americans taking dietary supplements—everything from multi-vitamins to “brain vitamins” to calcium pills to weight-loss supplements—to be at

Newer LDL-Lowering Drug Shows Excellent Benefit

In the ongoing effort to find drugs that safely and effectively reduce cardiovascular events, there’s a new class of stars: PCSK9 inhibitors. These drugs are antibodies directed at the PCSK9 protein, which regulates LDL receptor recycling.  Blocking the protein results in increasing the effective number of receptors, which leads to

Identifying Signs of Dementia

Identifying Signs of Dementia

As you get older, it’s natural to be concerned about the possibility that you or a loved one will begin showing signs of dementia. In fact, among adults who are age 65 or older, one in nine will develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to the Alzheimer’s Association. How can you

Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affects Both Mood and Cognition

Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affects Both Mood and Cognition

The importance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in affecting mood has been widely acknowledged in numerous studies linking low brain levels of this key chemical with depression, anxiety, and irritability. Now, scientists are reporting another significant role the neurotransmitter plays in the brain—that of promoting memory and cognition.

Inadequate brain levels of

Stay Sharp: 4 Powerful Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

Stay Sharp: 4 Powerful Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

Researchers have identified a number of herbal and nutritional supplements that can prevent or slow the progression of memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. But four stand out as being especially effective.
Because symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and dementia don’t manifest until  years or decades after they

Old Age May Bring a Happiness Bonus

When it comes to happiness, old age seems to have it all over youth, a surprising new study suggests.

Researchers interviewed more than 1,500 subjects ages 21 to 100, recording data on their physical health, cognitive function, and measures of mental health. They found the older rather than younger participants tended

Alcoholic Dementia: How Heavy Drinking Can Affect Your Memory

Alcoholic Dementia: How Heavy Drinking Can Affect Your Memory

Moderate drinking (one or two glasses a day) shouldn’t affect your cognitive function and may even provide some mild benefits. But chronic alcohol abuse can lead to alcohol-induced dementia due to the combined toxic effects of alcohol and the nutritional deficiencies often associated with alcoholism. In fact, heavy drinking (more

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