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It could be argued that memory is the foundation of our humanity. Memory shapes how we perceive ourselves, how we relate to others, and how we view our lives as a whole. It gives context and meaning to our life experience, which is why any loss of memory, whether to

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The brain is an incredibly complex and intricate organ, responsible for myriad functions vital to life. The heart’s ability to beat, our lungs’ ability to breathe, even our physical responses to heat and cold, are all regulated by the central command center that is our brain. But the brain is

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This report covers obstructive lung diseases and lung infections. Obstructive lung diseases include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and bronchiectasis. Because these diseases produce similar symptoms, making a correct diagnosis can be challenging. In addition, these conditions often overlap—for example, a person with asthma can acquire chronic bronchitis and/or

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There has been a change and you will be one of the first to benefit from it. Skin Cancer 2018 has become Skin Care 2019. The new title reflects UCLA Health’s in-depth discussion not only of skin cancer but of more than 40 other skin conditions. We hope this 11th

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Ask Dr. Etingin: Chronic Kidney Disease; Giving Up Carbs

Q: I have chronic kidney disease. I’m not supposed to eat foods high in potassium or phosphorus, but I’m not sure which foods I can have. Can you suggest which foods I should and shouldn’t eat?

A: Potassium and phosphorus are important nutrients. Potassium helps your muscles—including your heart and lungs—work

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Improve Your Lower Body Muscles with Strength Training

By the time we reach our mid-30s, we start to lose muscle mass. Some estimates suggest that we lose as much as one-half to 1 pound of muscle mass every year. This results in lost muscle function and strength, as well.
Staying Active
The good news is, you can limit this loss

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Whole-Grain Rice Is Rich in Healthy Nutrients

Rice is the second-largest grain crop in the world, according to research company Statista. There are several types of rice that are popular today, including wild, brown, black, red, white, jasmine, and basmati. Of all these rice types, the first four are whole grain, which means they contain all three

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5 Strategies to Make Mealtime Stress-Free

Mealtime can be a relaxing break from a busy day, a time to nourish your body and catch up with loved ones or friends. But the grocery shopping, meal preparation, and even the eating experience itself can feel stressful. Trying to please all the palates in your home can be

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The Best Probiotics for Resolving Digestive Distress

Probiotics are considered “good” bacteria because they support digestive function and limit the growth of “bad” bacteria. In addition to yogurt and other fermented foods, they are available in supplement form, but it can be daunting to choose from the numerous products at most pharmacies and health food stores. Before