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Mold and Your Brain

Where is the mold? We all think of mold as a bit of bathtub grime or perhaps a bloom on something that should be tossed from the refrigerator and not eaten. Perhaps it was a science project in elementary school: “how many colors of mold are there?” Of …


Pre-eclampsia and dementia

A study just released showed that women with a history of pre-eclampsia (hypertension, edema, and protein in the urine during pregnancy) have a marked (350%!!!) increased risk of dementia. The risk is primarily for vascular dementia, which is not stric …


You and Your ApoE4 Gene

How is my brain? If you’ve heard me speak about genetics, you know I recommend that my patients obtain their raw genetic data from 23andMe.com, choosing either the Ancestry package ($99) or the Health and Ancestry package ($199). Both options analyze a …


Southern Oregon Lecture Series on Brain Health

You are all invited to join us at the Asante Regional Smullin Center in Medford, Oregon the last Tuesday of every month and in at the Havurah Shir Hadash in Ashland, Oregon the last Thursday of every other month. We generally have a presentation lastin …


Sleep and Your Brain

Malcolm had struggled with sleep for years, and was finally happy: he had found a great sleep aid available at his local drug store, a product that seemed to help him get to sleep and stay asleep quite regularly. I discovered Unisom™ on his list of med …


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