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Brain

Rise of the techie toddler

You might be tempted to give your little one unfettered access to electronics—but pediatricians say that might be a mistake.

How to grow a youthful brain

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

Do early interactions shape smarts?

Your intellect and behavioral tendencies may depend in part on the amount of affection you experienced as a kid.

The danger of a sleepless night

Lack of sleep may prevent the brain from purging tau protein, which forms lingering tangles linked to Alzheimer's.

Patient Story

Healthy and grateful

During a trip to her Michigan cottage, a burst aneurysm lands a Dallas woman in the emergency department. Two surgeries later and she's up and running.

3 memory tips worth remembering

These small, simple steps could improve your ability to recall names, phone numbers and other important information.

Eat your way to brain health

The MIND diet—a hybrid of two heart-healthy diets—may lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to 53%.

Feeling glum? Just embrace it

Studies show you shouldn't browbeat yourself for your blue mood. Acknowledge and accept it—and then move on.

Strategies for sweet dreams

Nightmares usually have easy explanations—and even simpler solutions.

3 steps for becoming hyper-focused

The electronic hurricane of bleeps and beeps will always be there. These handy tricks could help you find clarity amid the chaos.

Alzheimer’s research eyes rogue proteins

Similar to an infection, misshapen forms of two proteins appear to spread through the brain.

The hidden fallout of stroke

The limited mobility of stroke survivors puts them at increased risk of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls—but most are never screened for these problems.

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