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 »

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 »