Enjoy this healthy recipe for an innovative salad that is quick and easy to prepare.
Pitching in to do good deeds for your community appears to do some good for your brain, according to a study published in BMC Psychology.
The study involved over 9,000 adults who were assessed at the age of 33 and again at 50. Researchers found that participants who were active in local community groups gained a mental edge over those who were not active. The socially engaged participants—who were active in volunteer organizations, neighborhood associations, political or social action groups or religious groups—were found to have higher scores on tests of memory, thinking and reasoning skills.
This article originally appeared in Mind, Mood & Memory, a publication of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, dedicated to maintaining mental fitness for middle age and beyond.
- Nov | 12 | 2019
About half of women who have been through menopause suffer from vaginal dryness or discomfort, which can interfere with their ability to enjoy sex. The women's health experts at Massachusetts General Hospital have published research showing that safe, effective treatments can make a big difference.
- Nov | 4 | 2019
The Mass General Diabetes Center and AllWays Health Partners are pleased to announce an exciting new program, the PATH TO LIFESTYLE CHANGE.
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- Oct | 15 | 2019
A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers report that mindfulness meditation appears to help extinguish fearful associations.
- Oct | 4 | 2019
New nonprofit promotes wellness, giving back
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- Sep | 25 | 2019
Food is only one part of a healthy diet. Learn more about healthy eating from Ines Castro, BA, a pediatric health coach in the Raising Healthy Hearts Program, and Stephanie Harshman, PhD, RD, a registered dietitian and postdoctoral research fellow at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).