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.

A dementia-Parkinson’s gene?

Memory and thinking skills may decline faster in Parkinson's patients who have a high-risk gene variant.

A new approach to glioblastoma?

More aggressive surgeries that target the tumor and its surrounding tissues could improve survival period.

Could a pet dog boost brain health?

Children who grow up in pup-friendly homes might face lower risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.

Trouble in the wonder years?

Your middle schooler might be showing classic signs of anxiety—and if you're not paying attention, you could miss them.

Battle the wintertime blues with the right food

Include the "sunshine vitamin" in your meal plans to keep happy all season long.

Brain scans may predict mental health

Identifying biomarkers at a young age could promote therapies that treat symptoms of psychiatric illness.

Patient Story

‘I feel alive’

Little Naomi Gomez battled leukemia. Then a stroke. Now she's back to living life.

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