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Unlocking the Power of Hearing: A Journey to Improved Brain Health

This month, we’re celebrating not one, but two significant awareness campaigns close to our hearts: National Speech-Language-Hearing month and Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s no coincidence that these two vital causes align in May, as they are deeply interconnected in ways that may surprise you. Did you know that hearing loss affects 1 in 5 people? Beyond the obvious challenges of impaired hearing, research reveals a startling correlation between hearing loss and brain health. For many, the inability to hear […]

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Patient Testimonial: Johanna – Acromegaly Brain Tumor, Pituitary Gland Removal, and Deviated Septum

  Patient Testimonial: Johanna – Acromegaly Brain Tumor, Pituitary Gland Removal, and Deviated Septum Johanna was diagnosed with an Acromegaly Brain Tumor, Pituitary Gland Removal, and Deviated Septum. In 2019, she was diagnosed during an ER visit. Shortly after being diagnosed with the tumor, she was also diagnosed pre-diabetic with ketoacidosis. Johanna was placed on insulin for 6-7 months prior to surgery. Johanna met with Dr. Barkhoudarian from Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Dr. Griffiths who were preparing her for surgery. She

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Diets High in Flavonoids May Help People with Parkinson’s Live Longer

Republished from MayoHealthClinic.org In the Journal Neurology, researchers from Penn State University, Harvard, and Queens’ University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, leveraged data from two long-range studies — the Nurses Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS) — to analyze the effects of diet on longevity in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Specifically, researchers chose to examine the effect of flavonoids on mortality in PD patients. Flavonoids are plant-derived molecules found naturally in fruits, vegetables, and common beverages such as tea and red wine. The metabolites of flavonoids can cross

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Reducing Stress and Anxiety through Music

Music affects your health in more ways than you can think. Music serves as an excellent backdrop for your life and its enjoyment from what you’re doing while also reducing stress.  In most cases music can help make you feel more alert and enhance your concentration.  Stress and Anxiety are mental health conditions which cause mental and emotional tension within the body. Cortisol is a hormone released during stress. Different song waves activate different parts of the brain which can

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Good Brain Foods For Children

Republished from Medial News Daily Nutrition is essential in aiding the development of children’s brains, and it plays a key role in concentration and learning. Certain foods, such as eggs, oily fish, and vegetables, contain nutrients crucial for early development.  Foods containing essential nutrients are important for children’s brain development and function. Low glycemic index (GI) foods can also support brain function by balancing blood sugar. These foods can help improve concentration and focus while at school. This article discusses the

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The Health Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Republished from Medical News Today Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many health conditions, ranging from heart disease to dementia. Although all forms of physical activity provide some benefits, aerobic exercise is particularly effective because it causes the heart and lungs to work harder than usual. National physical activity guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week. Some examples of aerobic exercise include: running, cycling, walking swimming, aerobic classes In this article, we discuss some of the benefits

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Exercise & Coffee Can Have The Same Effect On The Brain

Republished from Medical News Today In a new study, which appears in Nature Scientific Reports, researchers compared the effects of caffeine and exercise on working memory and concluded that acute exercise can be as good for the mind as it is for the body. How many of us use caffeine to fire up those little gray cells in the morning, or when we want to nail that deadline?  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), caffeine is one of the “most widely used psychoactive

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Researchers Discover Brain Reorganizes after Hearing Loss

  Researchers exploring the ways in which our brains respond to hearing loss have found that the brain reorganizes, which may be related to a link between age-related hearing loss and dementia. According to a presentation at the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) being held May 18-22 in Pittsburgh, Pa, researchers from the University of Colorado suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized—reassigned to other functions—even with early-stage hearing loss,

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