Fascinating research shows passion flower benefits for anxiety and insomnia compare favorably to powerful drugs like benzodiazepines and Ambien. And, the benefits come without daytime drowsiness and other side effects.
The overwhelming majority of older Americans are likely to experience a decline in at least one of their senses over the years, according to a new study—and many have problems in multiple sensory areas. And because the earlier sensory changes are recognized and treated, the better individuals are able to
A healthy brain is an adaptable brain—one that can respond to new information and circumstances, withstand the harmful effects of injury, disease, and stress, and repair itself following damage to, or loss of, brain cells and/or their connections. This capacity, called neuroplasticity, is essential to staying sharp in older age.
As important as it is to eat right to protect your heart and brain, diet is only part of the equation: Getting plenty of physical activity sleeping well, and keeping your stress level down are also essential.
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Q. I need to have a full-body MRI scan, and have heard these can be rather unpleasant. Can you offer any coping strategies?
A. Many people do find magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests unpleasant, particularly if they need to have a full-body scan that involves lying inside a narrow metal tube
Research has shown that how much and how well you sleep has a significant impact on many aspects of your health, including how well your brain functions. For example, a study in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found an association be-tween sleep duration
Q: My neighbor passed away after developing sepsis while in the hospital after an operation. I’m going to be in the hospital undergoing surgery—how can I protect myself?
A: Sepsis is an infection in the bloodstream, which may spread there from any source of infection (including bacterial, viral, or fungal) in
Q. Help! I have such trouble going to sleep at night, and when I do finally get to sleep, I can’t stay asleep. Are there any strategies or things I can do that could help me get a decent night’s sleep?
A. It’s really important that people get a good night’s
If you are looking for tips on how to help insomnia, it might be time to try out some soothing tunes. But how does music help you sleep, and how can you make the most of this easy and effective strategy?