Category: Brain Health

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Forging Behaviors: Adaptations in the Past Relate to Your Health

Introduction: Behaviors are Conserved Behavior is a complex process and often defies our ability to understand it completely. When a patient comes into the office for a medical condition, behavior is not usually the first topic that comes up. Someone may come in for prescription renewal and check […]

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Exploring the Neuroscience of Altruism

Pay it forward for your optimal health and for the benefit of the community’s health!

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The Turtle Bowl and the Awful Smell: My Adventures with Phantosmia

There are worse things to smell than a turtle bowl, but, at the moment, I can’t think of any.

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Life After a Stroke: How Music Opened the Door to One of My Dreams

Music saved me from a life of oblivion, and I can think of no better way to spend the time. -Joyce Hoffman

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Why Do People Lose Friends After a Stroke or Other Brain Injury?

by Joyce Hoffman Introduction: Friends after a Stroke Through my involvement with stroke survivors at all levels, I heard from a lady who had to move 2000 miles away to get out of a horrid relationship. The reason being, she was under so much stress that once she […]

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Wake up to Insomnia: A Guide to Stop Sleep Disorders

by Lina Hamid and Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH, Editor Having trouble getting to sleep? You are not alone. In the United States, 50-70 million people reported sleep problems. How can we better understand insomnia? What treatments are available? This article will provide readers with information regarding insomnia […]

5 Life Lessons for a Profound Existence

A Radical Life: 5 Life Lessons We are often told that life is a journey. When we fall, we must pick up ourselves and continue toward a destination. Many of us have constructed our goals from cues outside of us. In this age of social media, it’s often […]

Exploring the Causes of Chronic Fatigue: A Collaborative Approach

Exploring the Causes of Chronic Fatigue: A Collaborative Approach “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” WHO Key Points: Fatigue is a syndrome that has many potential causes. An exploration into common measures in collaboration […]

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Better Living with Mindfulness: A Neuroscience Framework

  How does the concept of mindfulness relate to our physical health? The word “mindfulness” conjures the thoughts in many of us of gurus in the practice of meditation, therapeutic breathing, and yoga poses. Many may have given it some thought, tried these practices, and did not find […]

Smartphone Overuse: When a Tool Becomes an Obstacle and 6 Ways to Address It.

Introduction: Smartphone Overuse While a smartphone can be a tremendous tool to allow us to venture virtually out of our houses and connect with distant family, it can also be emotionally isolating, physically harmful for us, and a disconnect to the family in house.  What most people don’t […]

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