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Cataplexy: Definition of a Rare, Potentially Dangerous Condition

Cataplexy: Definition of a Rare, Potentially Dangerous Condition

What kind of medical condition could possibly be triggered by something like anxiety, fear, depression, joy, or even laughter? The answer is cataplexy —a sudden loss of muscle strength, tone, and control. Muscle tone is what keeps our bodies upright and moving, as the Narcolepsy Network puts it.

And why is

What Are You Grateful for? Gratitude Training Can Boost Your Health

What Are You Grateful for? Gratitude Training Can Boost Your Health

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and edge ever closer to a new year, your health will thank you if you make gratitude exercises a part of your regular, daily routine. Gratitude training, which involves such techniques as keeping a daily gratitude journal, among other strategies, might be vitally important to boosting

4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Although it has likely been around since the start of humanity, it has only been in the past century that we’ve known about Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The growth in our knowledge and understanding of the disease combined with our increasing lifespan and the aging of the baby-boomer generation has led

3. Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a term used to describe a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to prevent someone from performing everyday activities. The cognitive skills affected can include all thinking skills, from the ability to make judgments to organizing speech, although memory loss is by

2. Why Aging Minds Forget

You’ve likely experienced it before. You are describing an event to a friend and can’t come up with a word to describe something even though it is on the tip of your tongue. Or you absentmindedly place your phone somewhere and then can’t recall where it is. These occasional memory

Zinc: Does It Really Fight Off a Cold?

Zinc: Does It Really Fight Off a Cold?

You’re achy and stuffy and your throat feels like you swallowed sandpaper. Congratulations! You’ve got a cold. Now what? From eating chicken soup to sleeping in wet socks, people try a multitude of cures for the common cold. One of the best scientifically proven remedies, however, can be found in

Portion Control: 10 Tips to Keep from Overeating

Portion Control: 10 Tips to Keep from Overeating

Typically, holidays are the most challenging times of the year to keep from stuffing ourselves: Think turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, sticky buns—all the trimmings that make Thanksgiving special. Portion control often goes out the window.

Some experts suggest using a smaller-sized portion-control plate or keeping your meat portion on

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