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The FDA pulls the plug on artificial trans fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made the decision that artificial trans fats are not “generally recognized as safe” and are therefore being removed from processed foods.

How to grill safely this summer to reduce your cancer risk

Backyard grilling is one of the hallmarks of summer. But there are some safety measures to take before you fire up that grill.

Older black lives matter, says top researcher

Prof. James S. Jackson says the overwhelming propensity among researchers to view data on health disparities among African Americans through the lens of race is highly misleading, and masks deeper truths about how blacks and others cope with societal stressors.

Cambridge woman helps clients with nutrition goals

Once morbidly obese, Katia Powell tipped the scale at 350 pounds. Today, she is a holistic health practitioner who helps clients with weight and nutrition goals.

Roxbury Presbyterian Church supports Strong Men’s Recovery Group

There usually are four or five of them sitting in a small circle in the Pastor’s Parlor at Roxbury Presbyterian Church. They speak quietly and if you weren’t paying close attention you might mistake them for a bible study group ...

The long goodbye

Alzheimer’s disease is not a solitary affliction. Family members often assume the unpaid role of caretakers.

Family caregivers

Alzheimer’s disease has spurred the growth of a large network of informal, or personal, caregivers. Most of these caregivers are unpaid family members and friends.

Autumn Salad

This recipe – Autumn Salad – contains walnuts and leafy greens that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Exercise can help ease some Alzheimer’s symptoms

Regular physical activity is recommended for all adults regardless of age. Exercise can often ease some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Another reason to eat your fruits and veggies

Healthy eating is recommended to support overall good health. Certain foods that are high in flavonoids, vitamin B12, folate and omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Salmon Kebabs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

This is a tasty recipe for salmon kebabs. Some research indicates that foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in fatty fish like salmon, can help ward off dementia.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies to determine how well a new treatment or procedure works in people.

The A4 study – Alzheimer’s prevention

The purpose of the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s study, or A4 study, is to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease. People between the ages of 65 and 85 are eligible to apply for the study.

Harvard Aging Brain Study

Studies are ongoing to detect the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Memory tests and brain scans are used to detect the earliest changes in memory and the brain that may signal the onset of dementia.

Do you forget to remember?

Memory is a three-step process that includes encoding, or processing the thought, short-term to long-term memory and retrieval. Failure to encode a memory prevents retrieval of the memory at a later time.

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