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Pumping Neurons: Exercise to maintain a healthy brain
The evidence is growing that moderate regular exercise boosts memory and other brain functions and may help prevent age-related declines.
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How Parkinsonís disease affects the mind

It’s not just a movement disorder. Besides causing tremors and other motion-related symptoms, Parkinson’s disease affects memory, learning, and behavior.

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Creative healing: art therapy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
As medical science races to cure dementia, storytelling and other creative activities promise a better quality of life for the millions already diagnosed.
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Artery
 

Arteries are the blood vessels which carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body (as opposed to veins, which carry blood from the body back to the heart). Cells throughout the body need the oxygen and nutrients in blood in order to function properly. If an artery is blocked or ruptured, the flow of blood is disrupted, and cells which depend on that artery for their supply of blood may starve and die.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain
Artwork copyright © 2000 Ann L. Myers