In: aging

Purposeful Living Makes Us Stronger
September 16, 2017

Purposeful living makes us stronger – that is the conclusion of a study of people over the age of 50. We…

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Mental Health Improves with Aging
September 5, 2016

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry suggests that mental health follows a very different path than physical and…

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Preventing Cognitive Decline
November 28, 2015

Preventing cognitive decline is possible, and the solution may not involve fancy new medications with unknown side effects. An article in…

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Poor Health Predicts Bipolar Outcomes
November 21, 2015

John has not been doing well. He used to be optimistic about all challenges and, although he had ups and downs,…

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MIND Diet Prevents Memory Loss
August 17, 2015

Researchers at Rush University have developed a diet (the MIND diet) that appears to be associated with significantly reduced cognitive decline…

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Insomnia Treatment Reduces Brain Stress
March 27, 2015

Insomnia treatment may have long-term beneficial effects on the health of your brain. Study in the Journal Biological Psychiatry published in…

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Exercise Keeps Us Young
March 19, 2015

A recent New York Times article entitled “How Exercise Keeps Us Young” prompted me to write this post. Those of us…

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Mediterranean Diet is Anti Aging
February 24, 2015

The Mediterranean Diet appears to have an anti aging effect in a just published study. The study, in the December 2014…

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Longevity and Having a Purpose in Life
May 29, 2014

Studies in older adults have suggested that having a sense of purpose in life can add years to longevity. Now researchers…

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Brain Cell Formation in Older Brains
February 20, 2014

Cell formation. Readers of this blog may recall that we reported last year the discouraging findings from Dr. Pasco Rakic (professor…

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Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) May Prevent Alzheimer’s
December 12, 2013

Higher blood levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) appear to protect against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other types of dementia, that…

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Ginseng
August 20, 2013

If you are a ginseng believer, then ginseng is the one supplement that all of us should be taking. Russian scientist…

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Life Energy
August 13, 2013

Freud came up with the term libido to describe the sum of all the human instincts related to love. In his…

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The U Pattern of Depression
June 24, 2013

Over time researchers have observed that depression follows a U pattern. First depression symptoms are high in young adulthood. Like the…

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