Smoking, Cocaine, And 3 Other Ways You Can Kill Your Brain Cells

Contrary to popular belief, we don’t have a limited supply of brain cells. Sure, the majority of them grow early in life, but some areas of the brain continue to grow them into adulthood and beyond — a process called neurogenesis. The hippocampus is one of these areas, and it’s also among the most important areas of the brain, playing roles in memory, emotion, and learning. But as we grow older, a number of factors compete with […]

Is This Stress or a Stroke?

Are you stressed out? Is your head throbbing, and you just don’t feel right? Worried you’re having a stroke? You’re probably not. Anxiety, migraines, blood sugar changes, and lots of other things can make you feel weak and funny — and they’re much more likely. But call 911 right away if any of these suddenly happen to you: A terrible headache, worse than you’ve ever had before Weakness on one side of your body Trouble walking, talking, […]

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