As lifestyle medicine takes off, my hope is that while caring for one's health through better diet and regular exercise is a progressive step forward, considering the "whole person" rightfully includes tending to the thoughts we think on a regular basis.
If we can target our adults with mild cognitive impairment -- forgetting phone numbers, where you put the keys, birthdays, anniversaries, and appointments -- we may have a real chance of preventing the slow decline into a world of dementia.
Cognitive decline does not have to be an inevitable part of growing older. Now research reports meditation may help prevent brain aging and improve brain function.
Football is a sport that people are passionate about. Boys still want to play. What's a parent or a coach to do? My suggestion: read Carla Killough McClafferty's brilliant book Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment.
People thought I was crazy for leaving a top job and top pay at the world's number one investment bank. But I was so busy changing that I didn't have time to explain what was going on with me.
Given advances in imaging technology, we now know that the brain is affected by every experience, thought and emotion.
The compulsion overtakes your brain and pretty much shuts down your rational reasoning. The key in here is to "wake up," engage your conscious brain, and "observe" your primitive brain and the trouble it's getting you into.
When we share power with others, we catalyze the most important networks in our brain -- our trust networks, which are located in the prefrontal cortex -- the most advanced part of our brain -- often called the Executive Brain.
Why are we so curious to find out our brain hemisphere dominance? I have asked this very same question from my alumni friend Leonard Sommer, who has d...
Everyday there are thousands of marketers competing for my time. I am consuming data and information at an alarming rate both online and off. When I am at my computer, on average I am switching tabs or functions more than twice every 60 seconds.
Today I would like to honor two of my colleagues who did not win Nobel Prizes during their lifetimes, but who will always be health care revolutionaries whose dedication to their respective fields of research and the discoveries that came from their efforts have truly changed the way we all think about health and disease.
I read Proof of Heaven when it was first released, and I met Dr. Alexander briefly at a talk he gave in New Bedford, Mass. in the spring, but I relished having an hour of his time recently to discuss the questions I'd considered since I first followed his story in the headlines.
If we are smart, we will figure out how to lift our heads up from that outmoded page, refocus on the emerging evidence all around us, and relearn what it means to connect the dots.
The NFL continues to fund misleading head injury studies on animals that will not get the league closer to identifying the precise causes of brain trauma in football players and how to prevent and treat it.
Are paper and flesh destined to become vestigial? Is our carbon-based biology to be transformed by the new alchemy to one based on silicon? I am sens...
Hi there! My name is John and I'm looking for that special phobic, obsessive-compulsive woman who has worse self-esteem issues than I do. Are you that special someone?
I have enjoyed 40 years of excitement and recompense in assisting players to live a fulfilling life. But there is an ugly truth surrounding the sport that drastically needs attention -- concussions cause brain damage and future catastrophic consequences.
Sinead O'Connor is worried about Miley. So is Elton John. So are the bearded guys of Duck Dynasty. But I'm not. Because I know that Miley is a strategic genius and that brands actually have quite a bit to learn from her.
Anyone who has observed a relative or friend in a coma knows just how eerie the phenomenon can be.