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Signs You're Developing Dementia, According to a Doctor

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , there are an estimated 5 million adults living with dementia —and that number grows every year. Dementia itself isn't a specific disease, but a general term that describes a declining ability to "remember, think, or make decisions that interfere with doing everyday activities." However, the most common type of dementia, Alzheimer's, is—and it is not only progressive but deadly—making it incredibly important to identify the symptoms and signs as soon as possible. "People most commonly associate dementia with memory impairment, however early signs of dementia can be more subtle and manifest in other areas including language/communication, losing one's ability to reason or focus, and or behavioral/ personality changes," Vivek Cherian, MD , a Baltimore based Internal Medicine Physician, tells Eat This, Not That! Health . Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss

The #1 Best Diet for a Healthy Heart, According to a Doctor

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At age 61, physician Akil Taherbhai, MD, decided to overhaul his diet. The family medicine specialist based in Gadsden, Alabama, was lying on a hospital gurney being wheeled into the operating room for open-heart bypass surgery. Watching the overhead lights go by, he had a revelation: "Do I want to continue like this?" he asked himself. "I had a choice to make: To sit in a rocking chair living vicariously through my children and waiting for death or take control of my diet." He chose the latter. (Related: This Everyday Mistake Puts You At Higher Risk of Heart Attack .) Steps to a healthier heart Dr. Taherbhai details his transformation from compulsive carnivore to a recovered bypass patient, a mountain climber who scaled Mount Kilimanjaro and now at 73 regularly runs marathons in his recently released book Open Heart . His goal is to inspire others to take responsibility for their heart health by: Eating heart-healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, n

Instant Ways to Reduce Your Inflammation, According to a Doctor

As an Emergency Department doctor, I know from my own experience that inflammation is a common complaint that brings people to the ER. Inflammation usually causes pain and is the reason that people feel pain from broken bones or even infections. Inflammation is much more concerning than just the nagging pain or discomfort, however as it can lead to very serious medical conditions such as cancers and heart disease. Although you should need to seek medical attention for the cause of the inflammation, knowing how to treat inflammation at home is also important. Here are a few anti-inflammatory tips that could help— and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Had COVID and Didn't Know It .  Use Over the Counter Medications (Responsibly) NSAIDs , or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are very common medications that are mostly sold over the counter, such as ibuprofen and naproxen. These medications are used to reduce fever and pain du