COVID-19: Difficult days for those with OCD

Staying mentally grounded can be a challenge for those already battling worries about germs or invisible threats—but there are techniques to ease the tension.

Rest to digest: Tips for calming cortisol

You can eat without the anxiety and stress. Here's how.

Patient Story

Pomp, despite the circumstance

Lexanne Sherrell lost her twin sister in utero. Soon thereafter, the 1-pound-5-ounce preemie forged her own path to graduate from the NICU.

How to grow a youthful brain

Low-intensity activities like gardening and dancing could help retain brain volume, ultimately slowing the effects of age.

Patient Story

‘She’s tenacious’

Kaitlyn Seykora baffled medical professionals all her life. Just last month, a geneticist provided a diagnosis—one so rare, not much is known about it.

Worry less, relax more

If you're someone who regularly battles anxiety, here are 13 tips that could help you wrangle it.

Is ADHD linked to poverty?

Early childhood trauma can change the brain and genes—putting lower-income children at extraordinary risk.

Loss of spouse could trigger brain decline

People who already show signs of Alzheimer's are at heightened risk.

Patient Story

A stroke at 14—and a remarkable recovery

Zosia Wasylewski was “as healthy as they get” until a blood clot suddenly blocked an artery in her brain.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

Alzheimer’s testing—a must, or a maybe?

There's no hard and fast rule on cognitive tests, but there's no doubt positive changes now help prevent dementia later.

Chocolate: Friend or foe?

Enjoy this lovely treat in moderation, and your brain and heart might thank you for it.

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