Dr. Gary Small, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry and aging and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Small, one the nations top brain health experts, frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show. He is co-author with his wife Gigi Vorgan of many popular books, including The New York Times best-seller, The Memory Bible, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program. He is author of The Mind Health Report newsletter.

Dr. Gary Small, M.D.

New research supported by the National Institutes of Health suggests that the brain’s underlying structure may predict whether a person will suffer chronic pain. [Full Story]
New research supported by the National Institutes of Health suggests that the brain’s underlying structure may predict whether a person will suffer chronic pain. [Full Story]
If you suffer from insomnia, you know what a profound effect it can have on your mood and cognitive abilities. You may have tried medications, with varying degrees of success and perhaps undesirable side effects. [Full Story]
Regular exercise has long been known to protect overall health and cognitive function, especially as people get older. Now, research suggests that even a brief stint of moderately intense exercise can improve memory in the short term. [Full Story]
“The two worst foods that have no redeeming value are french fries and soda,” says Jonny Bowden, a cutting-edge nutrition expert and author of nine popular nutrition books who frequently appears on The Dr. Oz Show. And eating them will put you on a mood roller coaster. [Full Story]
This exercise can help you learn to avoid being distracted by your own thoughts when trying to listen attentively during a conversation. I recommend trying this this exercise with a friend or spouse. It only takes a few minutes but has a big impact. [Full Story]
The human brain is hard-wired to connect with other people, and our social interactions throughout the course of our lives are a by-product of the evolution of the human brain that has taken place across hundreds of millennia. [Full Story]
While multitaskers tend to believe that their brains are more efficient, they’re wrong. Studies show that when switching back and forth from one task to another, our neural circuits take a small break in between. [Full Story]
For many years, magnets have been an important tool in diagnostic medicine. Magnetic resonance imaging — also called MRI — uses powerful magnets to visualize internal structures in the body. [Full Story]
Drinking a quart of mineral water a day can prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s disease, according to British researchers. A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that silicon-rich water can remove aluminum from the bodies of those suffering from the disease [Full Story]

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