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 »

Free Concussion Testing Tool

With public awareness growing about the risks to brain health from multiple concussions, thanks to the debut of the movie Concussion, MyBrainTest is providing a free online tool to track and document concussion symptoms. Repeated knocks to the head can trigger a neuro-degenerative cascade known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which typically results in dementia… Read More »

Alzheimer’s Assisted Care and Living Costs

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series on caregiver support – strategies for managing caregiver stress, and how to locate and utilize your local resources. There are varying levels of care available depending on your loved one’s needs. Age, health and financial status also play a role. Many people find it complex… 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 »

Healthy Aging Tips: Vitamin D and Exercise

Be sure to get your daily dose of exercise and Vitamin D to help prevent chronic disease, especially as you age, according to an expert medical panel at the On Lok Sustainable Long Term Care conference. Janice Schwartz, M.D., Professor of Medicine of University of California San Francisco, provided an in-depth look at the current… Read More »

Towards Better Treatments for Brain Diseases

What if brain diseases like schizophrenia and major depression could be detected and successfully treated before symptoms begin to wreck lives? Why are half of all traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases missed in visits to the hospital emergency department and the doctor’s office? These provocative questions were raised in an outdoor science symposium held at… Read More »