Dr. Small

Dec 18, 2014
The holiday season is perhaps the time of year when we are most likely to suffer mental stress. Here are five ways to stay emotionally strong:
1. Stay connected. Loners generally don't do well in life - they have shorter life expectancies and greater risks for a variety of...

Dec 11, 2014
If you’re only fluent in one language, consider learning a second one , several studies indicate a connection between knowing more than one language and better cognitive abilities.

Dec 5, 2014
Millions of research volunteers have been essential to advancing medical science. Without their help, most of us wouldn’t have benefited from many remarkable scientific discoveries over the years.

Nov 21, 2014
Tylenol is one of the most popular over-the-counter pain medicines ever made. Many people, particularly older adults, take it at bedtime to help ease aches and pains and help them asleep.

Nov 14, 2014
In our bodies, oxidation is necessary for cells to do their work, but the process results in by-products known as free radicals that can damage neurons and contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Nov 6, 2014
If you are noticing difficulties in falling asleep or staying asleep, you might want to keep track of things that might be causing your insomnia.

Oct 31, 2014
I find it helpful to explain how a change in brain chemicals can alter how they feel physically. This kind of explanation helps them think about depression as a physiological condition that is expressed in psychological and physical symptoms.

Oct 24, 2014
As we get older, all of us are likely to develop some challenging medical issues. Preparing ourselves to navigate the healthcare system can empower us and lower our risk for future cognitive and mood impairments.

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