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PUMPING IRONY: Movement and Memory

By Craig Cox
Physical activity has long been shown to improve cognitive function, but a new study suggests we may be able to modify our workouts to boost specific types of memory.
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Game On!

By Annie Kragness
Card and dice games are coming to Life Time — and an ARORA co-founder shares three reasons getting dealt in is good for your health and well-being.
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PUMPING IRONY: Zapped!

By Craig Cox
Can we cure dementia by zapping our brains with electrical currents? Some enterprising researchers would certainly like us to think so.
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The Cognitive Benefits of Cataract Surgery

By Craig Cox
Untreated cataracts could contribute to dementia and depression, according to recent research.
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Want Smarter Children? Teach Them Music

By Michael Dregni
Music can shape stronger neural networks, according to a recent study.
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PUMPING IRONY: Class and Cognition

By Craig Cox
A new study suggests that people mired in low-wage jobs for long periods of time may suffer cognitive decline earlier in life than those favored with a more affluent life. My checkered career leaves me wondering where I stand.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Lithium Orotate Be Used for Everyday Mood Support?

By Henry Emmons, MD
Lithium carbonate is a popular medical treatment for bipolar disorder, but a milder, over-the-counter form of this mineral can be used as a mood stabilizer.
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How to Treat Postconcussion Syndrome

By Michael Dregni
About 20 percent of people who sustain a traumatic brain injury have postconcussion syndrome — symptoms that last for months or even years. Here are three therapies that may help.
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Is Doing Housework Good for Your Brain?

By Craig Cox
Vacuuming and cleaning windows may help our cognition and attention spans, according to a recent study.
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Can Exercise Build Brain “Muscle”?

By Michael Dregni
Yes, according to recent research — and it might also help reduce the neuroinflammation connected with Alzheimer's.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here's how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.
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Can Taking a Walk Help the Aging Brain?

By Craig Cox
Regular walks can help improve the brain's white matter, according to a recent study.
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PUMPING IRONY: Healthy Housework

By Craig Cox
Recent research suggests that my regular efforts to tidy up the house may help my aging brain and body function more smoothly.
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Understanding OCD

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
What is OCD, and what are some treatment options?
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PUMPING IRONY: Foul Air, Faulty Brain

By Craig Cox
Raging wildfires and other sources of airborne pollution are threatening more than our respiratory and circulatory systems. New research is strengthening the link between air quality and dementia.
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How Fitness Can Improve Your Brain and Mental Health

By Michael Dregni and Maggie Fazeli Fard
Moving your body can help you sharpen your focus, improve your mood, and more.
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Morning Exercise May Stoke Your Brain All Day Long

By Michael Dregni
Morning movement can increase cognitive skills, according to a recent study.
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Understanding ADHD

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Treating ADHD starts by understanding what it is — and what it isn't.
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Protecting Our Brains: TBIs, Concussions, and Everyday Healing

With Dr. Jeremy Schmoe
Season 2, Episode 11   November 10, 2020

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are most often connected to sports-related trauma, yet nearly half occur in everyday life from incidents such as slips, falls, and even infections. The good news: There’s hope for healing. Jeremy Schmoe, DC, joins us to talk about how to identify abnormalities and the ways we can better support our brains.

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