Patricia Salber MD, MBA is a physician executive and serial entrepreneur. Her company, The Doctor Weighs In, is a multimedia company with the mission of helping healthcare innovators tell their stories to the world. She uses video, radio, social media, and her very popular blog, The Doctor Weighs In, to reach a global audience of hundreds of thousands of people with her stories.

In the past, Dr. Salber has worked in almost every aspect of healthcare starting as a double-boarded Emergency Physician at Kaiser Permanente, years as a Physician Executive for Kaiser's corporate headquarters, and various leadership roles with employers, such as GM, and health plans, such as Blue Shield of California.

She serves as an advisor to a number of early stage companies and not-for-profit organizations.  She was the founder and served as President of Physicians for a Violence-free Society for more than a decade. Her book, The Physicians Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse was the first book for physicians on the topic.

She has published widely in both peer-reviewed journals, trade press, and popular press. She has appeared on CNN, NewsMax, Huffington Post, and Fox Business News and participated in numerous radio shows as an expert healthcare commentator. She has a regular health policy podcast sponsored by the American Journal of Managed Care as well as The Doctor Weighs In Podcast on the Blog Talk Radio Platform.  She is a co-author together with Richard Krohn and David Metcalf of her latest book, Connected Health: Improving Care, Safety, and Efficiency with Wearables and IOT Solution.

For fun, she likes to hike and travel the world with her family. Her most recent trip was to the Peruvian Amazon to birdwatch and swim with pink dolphins.

Tags: cognition | memory | heart health | blood pressure

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

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Monday, 12 February 2018 04:22 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The American Heart Association encourages everyone to take what they call “7 small steps to big changes” to reduce heart attacks and strokes. Observational evidence also suggests they may help preserve cognition, so your brain can continue to remember, learn, solve problems, make decisions, pay attention, process sensory information, support mobility and communication, and regulate emotions.

Given its importance in everything that we do, you can understand why it is so essential to do whatever it takes to maintain brain health.

Because the brain depends on the heart and blood vessels to deliver nutrients (oxygen and glucose) to it, it shouldn’t be a surprise that what’s good for the heart is also good for the brain. And, what’s bad for the heart and blood vessels is bad for the brain.

The following are the American Heart Association’s seven strategies, some of which you can do on your own, while the others may need medical help to achieve.

Here are four things that you can do on your own:

  1. Be physically active on a regular basis
  2. Eat a healthy diet
  3. Achieve a healthy weight
  4. Don’t start smoking or quit smoking (you may need medical help with the quitting part)

And three things that may require medical help:

  1. Manage high blood pressure
  2. Normalize lipids (not just total cholesterol)
  3. Keep blood sugar in the normal range

These seven strategies can have big payoffs, including fewer heart attacks, fewer strokes, and better brain health.

The evidence suggests that it is never too early to incorporate Life’s Simple 7 into your daily life, so you should get started now. And, please don’t do it alone. Get everyone in the family engaged. Make Life’s Simple 7 the way you lead your life.

If you would like to learn more about how strategies can help you maintain heart and brain health, please read the full article on The Doctor Weighs In.

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