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by: Anna Lamnari, MD   For the last half year, when walking from parking lot to my office building, I would hop on a curb alongside a lawn and walk it as if it were a balance beam. Admittedly, it is not quite the way you expect a middle-aged woman to walk, so it gets […]

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    Many of us want to improve our odds of getting into old age in the best of shapes by using multivitamins. I do it. You probably do it, too. But can your multivitamin increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease? Recent research focuses on copper, a common ingredient of many multivitamins as a possible […]

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          You don’t have to be a specialist to recognize old person’s gait. What is the most distinct feature that distinguishes the walk of an elderly person, even at a distance? How is it different from a young person’s gait? When you look at children running around, you can almost see […]

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      Are you of the opinion that green tea smells like field of alfalfa and tastes … meh, at best?  You are not alone.  I thought that, too.  But then, as luck would have it, I developed sensitivity to caffeine. It would send my blood pressure through the roof and had my heart […]

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    As it often happens with impactful discoveries, this one has started with a dream. A nightmare, to be exact. You know the kind where you hang on for your life off a narrow foot bridge by your fingertips. Invariably, I would plunge down before help arrived. There is a beautiful park three block […]

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  You might have recently come across newspaper headlines touting an obscure, ancient memory trick dramatically improving recall. The technique, a “method of loci”, also known by a catchier name “memory palace” has been in existence for over 2500 years. An ancient Greek poet, Simonides of Ceos was credited with first using this method under […]

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  Meet Robert Marchand, who despite his modest posture (he stands only 4’11”) is considered a giant when it comes to optimal aging. In February 2012 Robert Marchand set a world record in a track cycling covering over 15 miles in 1 hour. What was remarkable about this record, was that at the time Marchand […]

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