The Buzz About Brain Training

By Jenn Bottoms | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brain games have received a lot of buzz for the last several years but is there any truth to the idea that this type of brain training can actually slow down or even prevent aging and cognitive decline? Many people believe that there is validity there, including one very famous athlete who regularly practices brain…

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Raising Awareness About Strokes

By Jenn Bottoms | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the month of May alone, 65,000 people in the U.S. will experience a stroke. Many people who experience strokes are not even aware that they were at risk. To raise awareness, the National Stroke Association has designated May as National Stroke Awareness Month. This year, they have focused their efforts on increasing awareness of…

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Eliminating Pain Through PEMF Therapy

By Jenn Bottoms | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Back pain… more of us suffer from back pain than do not. In fact, some experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point. And the numbers are increasing… people with disabilities attributed to back pain has risen 54% since 1990. Back and other types of pain…

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Why a Migraine is More Than Just a Headache

By Jenn Bottoms | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has ever suffered a migraine knows that it is not your run of the mill headache. From acute pain in the head, neck and face to nausea and vomiting, dizziness, blurry vision, extreme sensitivity to light or sound or even irritability and scalp tenderness, the symptoms of migraine headaches are debilitating.  For those…

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Why Cholesterol is Good For the Brain

By Healthy Brain Now | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cholesterol, in its many forms, often gets a collective bad reputation. Just hearing the word is often enough to conjure up images of poor eating habits and heart disease. Yes, like any nutritional substance, it’s important to keep a careful eye on the total amount of cholesterol in our diets. However, many people don’t realize…

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Why We Should Keep the Conversation About Concussions Going

By Jenn Bottoms | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Concussions have received a lot of press lately. Scroll through your news feed almost any day and a story about concussions is likely to pop up. Just in the past couple of months, some notable news about concussions includes: new concussion protocols for student athletes at Oregon State University, myths and facts around concussions, Cyclist…

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Common Triggers Of Aura Headaches

By Healthy Brain Now | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Migraine symptoms can differ from person to person. However, aura headaches have a unique set of symptoms that many people aren’t aware of until they experience their first episode. Accounting for approximately 25% of all migraines, an aura event often presents several visual indicators including figure distortion, flashing lights, and even blinds spots. Some people…

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Shedding Light on Concussions

By Jenn Bottoms | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common, and alarming, health problem in the United States today. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly 1.8 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury annually and about 75% of these cases are concussions. In the cases of concussion, there is often confusion around diagnosis and…

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Too Much Sitting: Its Effect On Your Brain

By Healthy Brain Now | March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about how living a sedentary lifestyle can directly impact our physical health. The “sitting is the new smoking” directive focuses on how having a mostly inactive daily routine can cause a number of chronic health conditions such as high blood sugar, obesity, and high blood pressure. However, recent…

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Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions

By Jenn Bottoms | March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and we will be taking a closer look at brain injuries all month long beginning with advances in the prevention and treatment of concussions. In the 2015 NFL season alone, there were more than 200 diagnosed concussions. The increasing rate of concussions and the ferocity with which they are…

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