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Lockjaw: What Causes It, and How Serious Is It?

Lockjaw: What Causes It, and How Serious Is It?

· · Pain

Have you ever been awakened with searing pain in your mouth or an inability to open your jaw? It’s a scary experience and, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research, one that’s not totally uncommon. More than 10 million Americans suffer from a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD),  … Read More

Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment

Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment

· · Memory

Most older adults have some memory slips, but mild cognitive impairment crosses the line from normal lapses into excessive memory changes. MCI is the stage that comes after age-associated memory impairment, and it sometimes—but not always—leads to dementia.

Currently, as many as 15 to 20 percent of Americans aged 65 and  … Read More

The MIND Diet’s Benefit on Brain Health

The MIND Diet’s Benefit on Brain Health

· · Memory

A hybrid of the DASH and Mediterranean diets—appropriately called the MIND diet —that factors in the latest research on cognition and nutrition may protect memory and thinking even better. Martha Clare Morris, ScD, of Rush University, and colleagues developed the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet score, which particularly  … Read More



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