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70 Ways to Increase Your Brain Power

brain-powerBy Steve Gillman

Excerpt from A Book of Secrets

You Want More Brainpower - Not Higher IQ Scores!

Okay, maybe you want higher IQ scores too. The American Heritage Dictionary defines Intelligence Quotient as "The ratio of tested mental age to chronological age, usually expressed as a quotient multiplied by 100."

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10 Foods That Boost Memory

Grapes Improve MemoryArticle Source:  healthdiaries.com

Here are ten foods that may improve your memory, if you can remember to eat them. You might notice that many of the foods on this list are red or purple in color. That's because the phytochemical that colors them, anthocyanin, is the same phytochemical that's good for your brain.

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24 Key Questions to Ask Your Doctor if you Had a Stroke

question-mark-redBy Ray Lengal

Cerebral vascular accidents, more commonly known as stroke, occur when an area of the brain dies because of lack of blood flow. The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and sugar to live, without blood flow the nerves in the brain will die.

     The major causes of stroke are clogging of an artery in the brain, a blood clot in one of the blood vessels, bleeding in the brain, low blood pressure and a blood clotting disorders.

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After a Stroke: Medications to Reduce Arm Spasticity

arm-spasticity-thestrokefoundationBy Annie Stuart  (webmd.com)
Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD

When it comes to stroke rehabilitation, one medication doesn’t fit all. Your stroke rehab team will work with you to find out which medications, if any, can improve stiffness after a stroke. It's important to remember these medications are not a cure. They are ongoing treatments that relieve the symptoms of spasticity.

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There's no debate: lowering salt cuts strokes and heart attacks

salt-the-stroke-foundationBy Francesco Cappuccio, University of Warwick

The salt debate has filled the pages of health magazines and newspapers for years. From John Swales’ original scepticism in 1988 to the Godlee’s sharp call to reality in 1996, the debate has transcended the scientific arena into public opinion and media campaigns with increasingly passionate tones.

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