Say Goodbye to Sciatica

…get an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI. But my advice is to just wait. There is a growing consensus that most imaging scans for low back pain are an unnecessary waste of resources with a serious potential to harm. CTs expose patients to hefty doses of radiation, and findings on MRI, the most popular scans for…

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Exercise Your Way to a Sharper Mind

…they gave the participants an MRI brain scan to measure structural changes which indicate cognitive decline. Their findings showed that those who reported the highest level of physical activity at 70 years of age had the fewest indicators of brain decline in their MRI scan. Meanwhile, mental stimulation…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…is a normal part of aging, accelerated atrophy is linked with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. British researchers studied annual blood tests and MRI scans of older men and women and found that those with the lowest blood levels of vitamin B12 had a six-fold greater risk of excessive brain volume loss…

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