BRAIN HEALTH Learn 3 Ways to Improve Body and Brain Health You just left your neurologist’s office and were encouraged to exercise more, eat a heart-healthy diet, and stop smoking for better body and brain health. You just got to work or home and this is all you could remember, but you may have already forgotten the 3 ways your neurologist mentioned on how you may want to go about doing that. Instead of calling your neurology office in Las Vegas for answers or waiting for a copy of the report, you may want to read below and learn the 3 ways to improve your body and brain health. The following tips are in no specific order. Way Number 1 Your neurologist didn’t just say to eat more heart-healthy foods, he or she mentioned to eat more heart-healthy foods by incorporating a Mediterranean diet [...]
DIAGNOSTIC TESTS 5 Common Lab Tests and How To Read Them Blood tests, sometimes called blood panels, are one of a physician's most basic tools. Not that long ago, doctors diagnosed patients through observation and the patients' answers to questions. Today, we have a wide range of testing options to choose from, with blood tests being among the most basic. Blood tests allow a doctor to see a detailed analysis of the nutrients and waste products in your body as well as how various organs (e.g., kidneys and liver) are functioning. During a physical examination, your doctor will often draw blood for chemistry and complete blood count (CBC) tests as well as a lipid profile, which measures cholesterol and related elements. Here is a brief explanation of the abbreviations used in measurements followed by descriptions of several common test components. Blood Test Measurements [...]
BRAIN SCIENCE What is the Memory Capacity of a Human Brain? The human brain's memory capacity in the average adult can store trillions of bytes of information. In a Stanford Study, it was reported that the cerebral cortex alone has 125 trillion synapses. In another study, it was reported that 1 synapse can store 4.7 bits of information. Neurons are the cells which processes and transmits messages within the brain, and synapses are the bridges between neurons which carry the transmitted messages. Running the numbers - 125 trillion synapses - 4.7 bits/synapse, and about 1 trillion bytes equaling 1 TB (Terabyte). This storage capacity is an amount over 74 Terabytes (just in the cerebral cortex alone) If you have a fairly new computer, tablet, or smartphone, you understand the phrase "megabytes" and "gigabytes", this knowledge might help put your brain’s immense information storage capacity into perspective. [...]
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