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2. Multiple Forms of Hypertension

The burden of high blood pressure in the United States is striking. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 78,862 deaths in the United States in 2015 were due primarily to high blood pressure, and the number of deaths attributable to hypertension rose 37.5 percent from 2005 to 2015. Furthermore,

5. Supplemental Nutrition

If you believe the advertisements and label claims of America’s booming supplement industry, there’s hardly any need to bother with an overall healthy dietary pattern or choosing foods associated with brain power benefits. Simply popping a pill—or a handful of pills—you can make up for any nutritional shortfalls in your

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

1. Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain

Before you begin reading this book, you might be wondering if it’s worth making dietary and lifestyle changes to protect your heart and your brain—especially if cardiovascular disease or dementia runs in your family. Genetics certainly play a role, but your genes are not your destiny. Research suggests a healthy

What Causes a Stroke? Top 10 Risk Factors

What Causes a Stroke? Top 10 Risk Factors

90% of all strokes are associated with 10 risk factors. These 10 major causes of stroke range from smoking to lack of physical activity and increased waist circumference. But, having high blood pressure readings takes the prize.

Exercise Can Lower Inherited Heart Risk

For years, doctors have recommended exercise as a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle, designed to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. A large study published online April 9, 2018, in Circulation confirmed that higher levels of fitness were associated with lower risk of these cardiovascular events, as

Getting Real About Alcohol Use and Abuse

Having “one more for the road” sounds ridiculous and dangerous now. But back in the day, drinking early, often, and to excess was steeped into our culture. Two- martini lunches and/or cocktails at 5 o’clock were (and for some people still are) a daily routine.

With age comes many experiences, including

From the Editor: Be Proactive About Guarding Against Stroke

In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how stroke rehabilitation can help stroke survivors regain some of the function that may be lost due to the brain damage caused by stroke. Medical research has made significant advances when it comes to identifying the people most vulnerable to stroke, and treating

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