Do you ever have wild visions or dreams that are extremely vivid and seem like real life just as you’re falling asleep? You may be experiencing hypnagogic hallucinations, a condition often associated with narcolepsy. In fact, hypnagogic hallucinations are among the four most common narcolepsy symptoms, along with sleep paralysis,
Despite the tremendous amount of research that has been done and is ongoing, there is still no single definitive test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In fact, the official diagnostic criteria most recently updated in 2011 by the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer’s Association rely primarily on clinical
The annual rate of newly-diagnosed breast cancer cases has stayed the same for the last 10 years – more prevention is needed! Here are 5 scientifically-supported ways to cut your risk of getting breast cancer by as much as 70%.
You won’t “ruin your eyesight” from reading in dim light—sorry, mom—but you may occasionally experience eye strain when you overtax your vision for prolonged periods. Fortunately, eye strain doesn’t lead to vision loss unless it’s associated with some underlying medical problem. In most cases, you can get to the bottom
From Spinning Classes to Scenic Group Rides
Like swimming, riding a bike is a relatively joint-friendly activity. It can trigger the adrenaline rush of self-propelled speed akin to a runner’s high, but without all the pavement pounding that can hurt knees and other joints. Outdoor rides fill your lungs with fresh
How to Exercise Safely and Effectively
Elite athletes prepare their bodies for physical activity and so should you. While you could just head out the door and run full speed around the block, chances are your muscles, and especially your joints, might not be so happy afterwards. What you do before,
Being sedentary is the worst thing for your posture: It can cause muscles to atrophy, as well as place a strain on your neck and back. Decades of poor posture may lead to the formation of a permanent curve in your upper back, a condition called hyperkyphosis that is sometimes
You’re diligent with your resistance training exercise routine: You do it three times a week at the same and perform the exercises in the exact same order. Sounds like it’s a dedicated and focused effort, right? Well, it is. But, if you don’t occasionally change your routine, your body gets
Computers, smart phones, tablets, and other high-tech appliances offer users faster communication, wider connection to the world around them, and access to information—and they also provide a gymnasium where older adults can engage in interactive brain workouts to help improve or maintain mental acuity.
As high-tech devices become more widely used
Adolescents often stay up late and miss out on sufficient sleep. But did you know that sleep deprivation in teens can promote inflammation and even raise the risk of cardiovascular disease?