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No Joke: Humor Boosts Memory

Memory loss is no laughing matter, but a new study shows that when it comes to improving short- and long-term memory, humor indeed may be the best medicine.

The connection between laughter and memory is the stress hormone cortisol. Levels spike during periods of stress and tension as part of our

Wake-Up Call: Quality Sleep Is Essential for Good Health

Getting a good night’s sleep does more than leave you feeling refreshed in the morning. Quality sleep, and enough of it, is vital for the health of your brain, heart, metabolism, and most aspects of your physical and mental well-being. “Sleep is critical,” says Ana Krieger, MD, medical director of

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