Topic: Brain Health

adult adhd
Oct 3 2023

What are the signs of ADHD in adults?

Healthy Living

While more than six million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the condition is also being diagnosed in a growing number of adults. A 2020 systematic review and meta-analysis found that worldwide, an estimated 2.8% of adults are living with ADHD, although researchers believe that the condition is... Read More

Jul 11 2023

Should you be concerned about your forgetfulness?

Healthy Living

Everyone forgets things now and again. Where are your car keys? Why did you come into the kitchen? What was your new co-worker’s name? And there are many different reasons your memory may fail you from time to time, including: Stress Overscheduling Depression Low levels of certain key vitamins like B12 Thyroid disease Menopause-related brain... Read More

Apr 25 2023

Answers to common questions about autism spectrum disorder

Family Caregiving

About 1 in 36 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to a recent report from the CDC and 2.21% of people (or 5,437,988 people) over the age of 18 may be living with ASD according to CDC estimates. If your child, young adult, or you have been diagnosed... Read More

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hearing aids
Nov 15 2022

Could over-the-counter hearing aids reduce your dementia risk?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Hearing loss affects approximately 37.5 million adults over the age of 18 in U.S. And the severity of hearing loss increases with age, with almost 25% of people 65 to 74 and 50% of people 75 and older experiencing disabling hearing loss. Many people aren’t aware of how significant their hearing problems are, while others... Read More

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Oct 11 2022

Is isolation affecting your health?

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Even before the pandemic, isolation and loneliness were growing problems that contributed to a range mental and physical health issues. Then the pandemic struck and people around the world were encouraged to separate themselves from others to slow the spread of COVID and protect their health, raising reported levels of loneliness even higher. While many... Read More

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Apr 21 2022

Managing these risk factors may lower your risk of dementia

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Nearly 6 million adults in the U.S. are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia according to data gathered by the CDC. As the number of Americans 65 or older grows, the number of people with these types of dementias is projected to increase to around 14 million over the course... Read More

Feb 1 2022

Q & A: Key information about the new Alzheimer’s disease drug Aduhelm

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Last June, the FDA granted accelerated approval to aducanumab, which is marketed under the name Aduhelm. It’s the first new medication to treat Alzheimer’s disease that has been approved since 2003. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about this new treatment. Q: How does Aduhelm treat Alzheimer’s disease? A: The brains... Read More

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Apr 27 2021

Is there a link between obesity and brain health?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

You’re probably aware that obesity can have a negative effect on many aspects of your health, from increasing your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes to a higher risk of arthritis, gallbladder disease, and some types of cancer. But you may not know that obesity can affect the health of your brain. The exact... Read More

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Dec 17 2019

Navigating the holidays when a loved one has dementia

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

For people who are the caregivers for a parent, spouse, partner, or other family member living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, the holidays can be complicated. First, there’s the stress of continuing to provide care during an especially busy time of year and striving to maintain consistency and calm for the person... Read More

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brain injury
May 15 2018

What you need to know about traumatic brain injury

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more common than you may realize. Worldwide, about 50 million people each year experience this type of injury. These injuries range in severity and can be caused by a bump or blow to the head, a jolt to the head that causes the brain to twist or bounce against the... Read More