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Inactivity and the Brain Part 2

Disclaimer The article in this post was written by Bell Beth Cooper for the blog Buffer Social. Her article is a little lengthy for me, and possibly a little long for you too. I took the liberty of dividing the full article into a few manageable parts. I enjoyed reading the article, and I hope you will too. I decided …Continue reading →

Inactivity and the Brain Part 1

Disclaimer The article in this post was written by Bell Beth Cooper for the blog Buffer Social. Her article is a little lengthy for me, and possibly a little long for you too. I took the liberty of dividing the full article into a few manageable parts. I enjoyed reading the article, and I hope you will too. I decided …Continue reading →

Vitamin D Tied to Alzheimer’s Risk

Disclaimer The following article was written by Nicholas Bakalar. I noticed the article on the New York Times Well blog, but the study upon which the article was written was conducted by Thomas J. Littlejohns, William E. Henley, Iain A. Lang, et al. I am not a physician, nutritionist, pharmacist, herbalist, or medical researcher. Please consult with your medical professional to …Continue reading →

According to WebMD

Disclaimer I am not a physician, medical researcher, or lexicographer. I have not verified the accuracy or completeness of definitions in this post, and I cannot claim the following definitions are accepted as fact by all medical personnel. I provided the definitions because they answered some of my basic questions about the differences between various conditions. No medical decisions should …Continue reading →

Mazes: Torture or Teacher

Disclaimer The puzzle I used in this post appears in the book titled, “Brain Games: Lower Your Brain Age in Minutes a Day.” The contributing writer for Brain Games is Holli Fort and the puzzle editor is Fraser Simpson. Brain Games is a trademark of Publications International, Ltd. Louis Weber, CEO of Publications International, allowed me to use the puzzle in …Continue reading →

Improving Memory and Brain Health

Disclaimer The following video specifically addresses seniors, but the exercises mentioned in the video are beneficial to all people whether or not they are seniors and whether or not they are recovering from a brain injury. I will not receive any compensation for sharing the post. However, the company that created the video uses it as part of its marketing campaign to …Continue reading →

Making Chia Seed Pudding

Disclaimer The pudding described in this post may not be right for you. Please consult with your physician prior to changing your diet or consuming anything you have not previously tried. The product described below contains nuts and honey, both of which are known to cause allergic reactions in some people. I chose to include the article in this post …Continue reading →

Playing Violin During Surgery

Disclaimer The video in this post appears on the website Everyday Health, the violinist in the video is Roger Frisch of the Minnesota Orchestra, and the medical expert is Dr. Sanjay Gupta. I chose to include the video on my blog because it illustrates that even though the brain is responsible for helping us feel pain, the human brain does not have pain fibers. …Continue reading →

Embracing Death

Introduction When he shared the story, my initial thought was I should not repost the story. After reading the story just once, I concluded the story was about Maire Caitlin Kent who died of cardiac sarcoma when she was 24. I thought the story was interesting, and it might appeal to some people, but I was reluctant to repost the story. However, I read the article …Continue reading →

Listening to Music

Introduction In the past, when I heard a school district downsized or eliminated its music department, I wondered if students suffered for the poor decisions of administrators. After watching the following five-minute video, I have a better understanding of the connection between music and the brain. Listening to music and playing a musical instrument activate the brain similar to the way in which exercise and …Continue reading →

About The Author

Hi, I'm Scott. When I was diagnosed with brain cancer, my first thought was the diagnosis is wrong. I quickly learned the diagnosis was right – my brain and I needed help immediately.

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