Staying Sharp

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Brain health is important to monitor as we age, including when you're in your 50s. Here are a few strategies to strengthen your gray cells.
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Want to help protect your brain? Small lifestyle changes can have a big impact. Here are four steps that women can take to help keep their minds strong.
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You've probably never discussed your brain with your doctor, and they've probably never brought it up. But it’s a conversation worth having. Here's why.
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Staying Sharp’s Faces & Names Challenge is a fun way to both explore memory and learn about strategies that may help you next time you meet someone new.
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Like your outward appearance, your brain goes through changes as you age. And while some changes are perfectly normal, others are not.
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About half of Americans surveyed said they feel uneasy about adjusting to in-person interaction once the pandemic ends, even when vaccinated.
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The pandemic hasn’t just stopped many of us from interacting with family and friends. It’s also stopped us from chatting with strangers.
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There’s growing interest worldwide in plant-based diets that skip — or at least scale back — meat and other animal products. But is it for the best?
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What makes the Mediterranean diet so popular with doctors and dietitians as an eating plan? For one thing, it has science behind it.
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Some of the worst things you can do for your brain are bad habits, some of which can really take a toll on its mental abilities.
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