2013 Index

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KEY: Subject, Month, Page number

AGING

Learn these secrets to successful aging,
Sept., p1

6 ways to maximize your independence in older age, Dec., p1

ALCOHOL/SMOKING/DRUG ABUSE

Nightcaps make sleep—and cognitive problems—worse, May, p6

Smoking elevates stroke risk, especially in women, Nov. ,p5

Avoid binge-drinking to lower risk for cognitive decline, Nov., p5

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD)/DEMENTIA

7 strategies to slash your AD risk, Jan., p1

Does a poor sense of smell indicate you’re headed for AD? Jan., p6

Lower your dementia risk by keeping  blood vessels in top condition, Feb., p1

Online AD screening: does it work? Apr, p1

Sensory changes: are they signs of AD?  May, p4

Protect your brain’s white matter to avoid AD, May, p5

Avoid anxiety to lower dementia risk, June, p3

Blood pressure drugs may protect the brain from AD plaque, July, p5

Boost your heart health, lower your dementia risk, Aug., p1

Lower dementia risk by addressing  impaired glucose tolerance, Dec. ,p5

BRAIN FUNCTION

Lack of inhibitory control—a sign of possible brain problems, Mar., p4

Meditate to increase your cognitive efficiency, Aug., p5

Multi-tasking whittles away at brainpower, study shows, Sept., p5

BRAIN HEALTH

Get plenty of vitamin D for better brain health, Jan., p4

Stay sharp—avoid these 5 threats, July, p1

Slashing salt protects the brain, July, p5

Caution! Many common drugs have negative brain effects, Oct., p4

Cortisol: too much of this stress hormone can poison the brain, Nov., p6

Should we worry about metals and brain health? Dec., p4

DEPRESSION/MOOD DISORDERS

Increase your happiness without anti-depressant medications, Jan., p3

Depression research leads to promising discoveries, Apr., p4

Treat mood and anxiety disorders to protect your heart, July, p3

Do-it-yourself techniques to improve your mood, Nov., p4

DIET/NUTRITION/SUPPLEMENTS

Eat fewer carbs to help stave off memory decline, Jan., p5

Don’t let junk food kill off your brain cells, Feb., p6

5 foods to boost your mood, Mar., p3

Flaxseed helps hypertension, Apr., p6

Choose specific antioxidant-rich foods to benefit your brain health, May, p5

Beet juice—a natural remedy for high blood pressure, July, p6

Melatonin, the essential molecule, Aug, p3

Avoid foods that impair mood, Oct., p3

EXERCISE

Alzheimer’s antidote: exercise, July p4

Improve brain function with yoga, Oct, p5

GENERAL HEALTH

Ensuring healthy lung function protects cognition in older age, Jan., p5

Keep kidneys healthy to prevent mental decline, Feb., p5

Treat health problems before they trash your memory, May, p1

It’s common sense: healthy habits reduce risk for memory loss, Oct., p5

MEMORY

Inattention inhibits the ability to remember, Mar., p5

Particulates in the air can damage memory, Mar., p5

What you should know about memory lapses, Oct., p1

MENTAL EXERCISE

5 great ways to fire up your brain, Feb., p4

Finding ways to keep your brain nimble in older age, June, p4

Challenge your mind and body to keep your brain sharp, June, p5

Mental exercise leads to mental acuity, Aug., p5

Want to stay mentally sharp? Go high-tech! Nov., p1

MENTAL HEALTH

PTSD: hidden consequence of major health problems, Dec., p3

Stress in mid-life increases dementia risk, Dec., p5

PAIN

Non-drug strategies to help knock out pain, Mar., p6

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Making progress on Parkinson’s disease,  June, p1

Address chronic pain to preserve brainpower, Apr., p5

SLEEP

Deep sleep–RX for memory fade in older age, Apr., p5

Let’s get serious about sleep, Aug., p6

Avoid holiday sleep deprivation, Nov., p3

STRESS

Stamp out stress that saps your memory, Feb., p3

Learn resilience to avoid consequences of stress, May, p3

STROKE

Mechanical devices dramatically improve  stroke treatment, Apr., p3

Brush, floss to ward off stroke, Sept., p6

Traumatic brain injury—a major risk factor for stroke, Oct., p6

TREATMENTS

A daily aspirin may help curb memory loss, Feb., p5

Can a common hormone improve cognition in aging brains? Mar., p1

Newest treatment for A-fib: yoga, June, p6

Taking aim at treatment-resistant depression, Aug., p4

FDA approves trials of deep brain stimulation for AD, Sept., p3

Alternative treatments: are they helpful for mood disorders? Sept., p4

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