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A Guide to Normal Age Related Memory Changes

Several readers have asked for examples regarding normal age related memory changes versus signs that there might be more serious memory problems approaching. In response, we have developed a quick reference guide to help distinguish between normal age related memory performance and potential markers of cognitive impairment. The guide also includes information on several reversible… Read More »

Digital Health Focus at Clinton Foundation Health Conference

At the 2016 Clinton Foundation Health Matters conference earlier this week US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy zeroed in on two themes that would be repeated throughout the meeting: physical environment matters greatly for overall health, and mental health struggles need to be brought out of the shadows. These two issues are usually intertwined: high crime… Read More »

Curcumin and Brain Health

Researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California working on an experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease have made a happy discovery that the compound also appears to have some generalized anti-aging properties. Known as J147, the drug is based on a specialized formation of curcumin, the spice used in curry. Curcumin is a potent… Read More »

Beware Deceptive Claims from Brain Training Companies

. Lumosity, one of the largest online brain training sites, has been hit with a $2 Million penalty by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for deceptive advertising. The FTC charged that Lumosity deceived consumers with unfounded claims that its brain games can help users perform better at work and in school, reduce or delay… Read More »

Your Phone Knows How Stressed You Are

Your mobile phone could soon become an ever-present personal health assistant, helping you de-stress after a hectic day, and also provide 24×7 motivation to quit bad health habits such as smoking. Several health technologies presented at the 2015 mHealth Summit in Washington DC leverage the capabilities many of us carry around every day in the… Read More »

Marijuana and Your Brain, Part Two

. Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series on marijuana (cannabis) use and brain health. The first article reviewed medical research on cannabis to control pain and muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis. A fascinating and ever changing intersection between science, medical research, and public policy regarding the wave of marijuana legalization… Read More »