Aging Well
Memory Loss: Is It Normal Forgetfulness or Dementia?

Memory Loss: Is It Normal Forgetfulness or Dementia?

Memory loss due to aging is a concern for many of us. You may wonder what’s a “normal” amount of forgetfulness to experience on a day-to-day basis and what is a warning sign of something more serious, like the onset of dementia. “It is important to know that dementia, or …

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Understanding Symptoms
All About Headaches

All About Headaches

At some point, just about everyone has experienced the pain and frustration of a headache. But for an ailment that affects nearly everyone at any age, headaches—and the best ways to treat them—still aren’t fully understood. “We don’t know 100-percent why one person gets, say, a migraine headache, and someone …

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Stroke Awareness

Dystextia: Garbled Texts May be a Sign of Stroke

We’ve probably all chuckled at those funny examples of “autocorrect gone bad,” where a text someone sent to a family member causes embarrassment due to its unintended meaning. And we’ve surely all received a text message that had confusing abbreviations or typing errors that make you pause and reply to …

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Understanding Your Body
exercise-induced headaches

4 Reasons You’re Getting Exercise-Induced Headaches

Whether you’re a marathon runner or a Zumba fanatic, headaches caused by exercise are painful and frustrating – especially when you’re just trying to do something good for yourself. While rarer than general headaches or migraines, exercise-induced headaches still happen, and you should first see a doctor to rule out …

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Living with Chronic Disease
Dance for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Patients Rediscover Freedom of Movement with Dance

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are discovering how dance improves their symptoms, boosts their mood and creates a unique community where they can connect. “Dance changes our emotions, and muscles and mechanics often ‘fire’ better. It’s an outlet for expression, communication and freedom of movement, which people with Parkinson’s disease …

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Stroke Awareness Month
Timing: Surviving and Thriving After a Stroke

It’s All About Time: Surviving & Thriving After a Stroke

When someone is experiencing stroke symptoms, time is of the essence. “During a stroke, the brain loses seven million neurons a minute. When brain cells die, permanent damage can occur, so there is no time to lose in seeking medical treatment,” says stroke neurologist Panayiotis Mitsias, M.D. “At the first …

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Understanding Your Health
All About Back Pain

Video: All About Back Pain

Many adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, some estimates are that more than 80 percent of Americans report some form of back pain. In this video, Ritu Zacharias, M.D., a spine and physical medicine specialist in the Department of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital, …

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Healthy Lifestyles

4 Summer Health Mysteries Solved

While summer days are seemingly flying by, there is still plenty of time for picnics, barbeques, pool days and more. You are probably aware of how hotter temperatures and long days in the sun can cause dehydration or a bad sunburn. But that’s just the start of common phenomena that can …

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Managing Chronic Disease
Parkinson's disease exercise

Managing Parkinson’s Disease Through Exercise

Staying fit and active is important for everyone, but if you have Parkinson’s disease, exercise should be a key part of your daily routine to help maintain mobility and balance. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder caused by a lack of dopamine, a chemical that helps control movement and …

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Healthy Aging

4 Tips to Boost Brain Power & Prevent Memory Loss

A growing body of research suggests that adopting certain lifestyle habits can bolster the brain and keep your memory sharp while you age. That said, as the years accumulate, keeping your brain sharp gets more challenging. “The speed with which we process information tends to decline with age,” explains Brent …

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