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Can a Nap Boost Brain Health?

Do you like to grab an afternoon snooze? Good news: Napping can boost your brain health, but how long it is matters.

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Does Higher Learning Combat Dementia?

Common wisdom suggests that as people grow older and increasingly develop conditions that contribute to poor brain health, the prevalence of dementia would increase. But this might not be the case—and more years of education may partly to thank.

Memory: 5 Ways to Protect Your Brain Health

A Johns Hopkins expert offers simple lifestyle tips that can benefit your brain and protect against memory problems.

How to Relieve Stress: A 6-Step Plan to Feeling Good

Stress may be a part of life, but it doesn’t have to get the best of you. Follow these everyday ways to stay calm, happy and healthy, from a Johns Hopkins expert on managing stress.

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Stress Management: Important at Any Age

You may be retired with grown children, but stress doesn’t magically disappear.

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Memory Lapse or Dementia? 5 Clues to Help Tell the Difference

An occasional memory slip is normal, but how can you tell if it may be something more serious?

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Hidden Brain Risk: Midlife High Blood Pressure

Hypertension in your 40s, 50s, or 60s could affect late-life thinking skills. Discover ways to keep your blood pressure under control and your brain at its best.

Beyond Memory Loss: How to Handle the Other Symptoms of Alzheimer's

Learn what to watch for and how to manage the other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

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Inside the Science of Memory

Just how are memories formed? And what can strengthen the connections in our brains? A Johns Hopkins expert shares what research shows.

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Natural Relief for Depression

In Johns Hopkins research, meditation appeared to provide relief from anxiety and depression symptoms. Find out how simple it can be to add the technique to your everyday life.

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Coping with Loss

Even when it’s clear that change is needed or unavoidable, it can still be difficult.

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Memory: Myth Versus Truth

Can brain games really give you a boost? Does your diet affect your recall?

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How to Cope with a Later-Life Crisis

If you or a loved one is going through what seems like a midlife crisis a little later in life, understand why it’s happening and how you can come out of it stronger.

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The Power of Positive Thinking

Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kind of person? The answer could make a difference in your heart health.

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Protect Against a Retirement Risk

Lots of people dream of retiring … until it becomes a reality and the days seem too quiet and long.

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Depression: His Versus Hers

We often picture depression as curling up under the covers in sadness, but surprisingly, it can manifest in totally different ways in men and women.

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Keep Your Brain Young with Music

Music can be medicine for your mind, with benefits from memory improvement to stress relief.