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Laughter is Good Medicine. Picture of an older black male and female laughing and enjoying each other's company.

Laughter is Good Medicine

Do you remember the last time you had a really good laugh? Both the mind and body can benefit from a good laugh. Children laugh so often each day, but adults tend to take life more seriously and laugh more infrequently. Here are just some of the examples showing the benefits of laughter. In addition […]

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PTSD and Alzheimer’s Connection

New research involving PTSD may be uncovering a genetic cause of Alzheimer’s.Researchers from the University Medical Center Goettingen in Germany studied mice to see if there were any molecular connections between fear conditioning and early onset dementia. They came to this hypothesis after examining studies that have shown links between PTSD and Alzheimer’s.1 Those older […]

Exercises for Sciatica. Picture of a young caucasian female sitting at a desk at work and holding her lower back as if in pain.

Exercises for Sciatica

Irritation of the sciatic nerve causes sciatic pain. The pain typically starts from the lower back and goes down to the knee. Usually, sciatica affects only one buttock and leg: it is rare that both legs experience pain. This pain is usually constant and may come with weakness and numbness in the affected areas. A […]

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Your Brain and Cholesterol

A study led by Dr. Roelof Smit, a researcher at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, found that changes in LDL cholesterol levels may be especially damaging to cognitive functions—your memory, attention, language, and ability to reason.1 His study, published in the peer-review journal Circulation, followed more than 4,000 people between the ages of […]