long term memory

Short-Term Memory Loss: Part of Aging?

Do you feel as if you've been experiencing more short-term memory loss lately? Interestingly, what many of us think of as short-term memory—for example, recalling in the afternoon what we had for breakfast that morning—is actually defined by scientists as long-term memory. Short-term memory is technically limited to information learned … Read More

Anesthesia: What You Need to Know Before Surgery

The moment your doctor tells you that you’ll have to undergo a surgical procedure can be a frightening, confusing, and stressful experience. All kinds of thoughts will cross your mind—it’s natural to worry about the skills of your medical team, the operation’s outcome, and potentially high medical bills that will … Read More

6 Strategies for a Better Memory—and the Science Behind Them

Although some individuals manage to maintain razor-sharp memories late into old age, most of us find ourselves struggling on occasion with everyday tasks, such as remembering familiar words or memorizing telephone numbers. Fortunately, researchers have identified ways to make these age-associated memory lapses less common. “A number of recent studies … Read More

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