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Daniel G. Amen, M.D
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. is the medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. in Newport Beach and Fairfield, Calif.; Reston, Va.; and Bellevue, Wash. He is the author of number of books, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, and Unleash the Power of the Female Brain.

Entries by Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Lean In and Why Women's Brains Are Wired for Leadership

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 5:37 PM

Even before Sheryl Sandberg's bestseller, Lean In, was published, the Facebook chief operating officer anticipated a backlash. "Everyone loves a fight -- and they really love a catfight," she wrote. "The media will report endlessly about women attacking other women, which distracts from the real issues."

Fueling the...

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Psychodiabetes: Sugar on the Brain

(8) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 10:50 AM

Have you ever seen a feeding frenzy? A terrifying YouTube video of dozens of huge, ravenous sharks literally flying through the air as they savagely attacked prey fish at the Jersey Shore has gone viral. Or perhaps you've tuned into a nature show on the Discovery channel and...

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Is It Time to Let Women Take the Wheel?

(373) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 11:59 AM

Our world needs a change in leadership.

I'm not talking about the divide between Republicans and Democrats. I'm not talking about the UN or the influence of U.S. foreign policy, or the power struggles in the Middle East. At the end of the day, all of these may end up...

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Get Healthy Now to Avoid the Dinosaur Syndrome

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2012 | 2:27 PM

Two years ago, Steve Nicander was suicidal. He weighed 638 pounds and struggled with depression, sleep apnea, hypertension, diabetes, a 25-year addiction to alcohol and nicotine, and chronic pain in his feet that tortured him day and night. He was so big that whenever he fell one or two people...

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Why Men Cheat: A New Twist on an Old Question

(454) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 7:57 AM

Faced with the recent surge of sex scandals, I have found myself holding back, not wanting to comment. They happen all the time, but somehow this season seems different, worse. The ex-governor of California had his family torn apart by an affair he had a decade ago; the IMF leader...

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"Brain Injury Sunday" Hits NFL Players Where it Hurts

(3) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 3:24 PM

It has been a particularly bad few weekends for the NFL as far as brain health goes. Violent tackles this weekend and last left multiple players with concussions, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries.

  • The Falcons' cornerback Dunta Robinson collided so violently with the Eagles' wide receiver DeSean Jackson...
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Changing the Brain of an Iraq Veteran

(9) Comments | Posted August 2, 2010 | 7:00 AM


When we created the Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Foundation, we had people just like James in mind. James, an Iraq veteran, is the first person the Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Foundation has sponsored to receive...

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Can Brain Trauma in NFL Players Be Rehabilitated?

(40) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 7:00 AM

The potential lasting brain damage suffered by NFL players due to the thousands of helmet-to-helmet blows over a career has been the subject of much recent controversy. For years, the NFL has said that it didn't know if playing professional football caused long-term brain damage, even though they started their...

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

(14) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 2:03 PM

Why is it so hard to lose weight? Have you ever wondered why the diets you've tried never seem to work even though they helped your best friend, husband, or neighbor lose weight? Have you ever gotten so irritable and emotional on a diet that your spouse threatened to divorce...

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10 Steps to Brain Healthy Eating for the Poor

(3) Comments | Posted January 16, 2010 | 10:16 AM

When I appeared on MSNBC's nationally televised forum About Our Children, host Bill Cosby asked me a very intriguing question. We were talking about how important good nutrition is for optimal brain performance and physical health when Mr. Cosby asked me, "How do we teach poor people to eat right...

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The Obama Health Initiative Should Start With The Right Example In The White House

(11) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 11:36 AM

Bad eating habits in the White House? You must be kidding! Aren't these the folks who are bringing us the Affordable Health Care for America Act, the health care reform bill that was recently passed in the House of Representatives that will cost us more than $1 trillion over the...

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