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A Personal Trainer for Your Brain

With a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, Margaret Pantridge lives in fear that one day she may also be facing cognitive decline. “I suspect that […]

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7 Cool Things You Might Not Know About Your Brain

Your Brain Prevents You from Acting Out Your Dreams REM sleep stands for Rapid Eye Movement sleep. It’s the phase of sleep when you’re actively dreaming […]

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Easy Summer Recipes

The bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables available during the summer months helps make healthy eating that much easier. Enjoy these summer recipes and download […]

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See the Light: Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun

By Christie Roy BIDMC staff Sunscreen may be the first thought that comes to mind when you think of protection against the summer sun. But […]

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Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

Dr. Jonathan Edlow enjoys a good medical mystery. And it’s a good thing because in the ER where he works, at least a couple walk through […]

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Stopping Migraines Before They Start

“It feels like my head is just getting crushed!” That’s how Julianne Hertz, an art therapist, describes the excruciating pain of a migraine. While most […]

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Breastfeeding Benefits Moms, Too

Many moms-to-be are barraged with information touting the benefits of breastfeeding. From a boosted immune system, higher IQ and lower incidence of developing obesity and […]

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Lifting Weights: What Every Woman Should Do

Exercise variety is important for both men and women, but many women tend to shy away from lifting weights. First, there’s the common fear of […]

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Brain Aneurysm Basics

A Q & A with Dr. Christopher Ogilvy and Deidre Buckley, RN, NP Brain aneurysm — sounds scary, doesn’t it? We asked Christopher Ogilvy, MD, […]

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How Sleep Nurtures Your Brain

By Michael Lasalandra BIDMC Correspondent Getting the proper amount of sleep each night doesn’t just help us operate at peak efficiency the next day…it also […]

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Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Control Parkinson’s Symptoms

By Michael Lasalandra BIDMC Correspondent A surgical procedure that involves implanting electrodes in the brain is helping some patients with Parkinson’s Disease control their symptoms […]

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Concussion Program Helps Student Athletes Return to the Field and Classrooms

By Michael Lasalandra BIDMC Correspondent Concussions are finally being recognized for the serious health problem that they are, but now a hospital and health care […]

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Stroke: Are You at Risk?

  Knowing your risk is the key to preventing a stroke. Some of the common risk factors can be changed or treated, and by having […]

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Migraine Myths

Myth: A migraine is nothing more than a really bad headache. Fact: Migraine is a complex neurological disease that affects your central nervous system. Headache […]

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Alzheimer’s Facts and Statistics

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about […]

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