Mental Clarity Atmore AL

Most physical activities, on the other hand, did not prove that helpful. Team sports and ballroom dancing were exceptions, perhaps because they require the mental rigor of working with partners or learning complex steps.

Leah O Sanchez, MD
(334) 281-7280
2010 Normandie Dr
Montgomery, AL
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1987

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Sean O'Malley, MD
(205) 621-0122
224 1st St Ste 200
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Dublin, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Dublin
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robins J Newton
(205) 918-0507
833 Saint Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
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Neurology

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Pongkiat Kankirawatana, MD
(205) 996-7850
Birmingham, AL
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Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1984

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Mohamed Badr Sultan
(256) 768-9191
205 Marengo St
Florence, AL
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Neurology

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Saunders Lee Hupp, MD
(251) 650-2020
601 Providence Park Dr E
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen Patrick Suggs
(256) 350-4885
1215 7th St Se
Decatur, AL
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Neurology

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Walter George Haynes
(205) 250-6805
1528 Carraway Blvd
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Patrick R Pritchard, MD
(205) 996-4556
510 20th St S FOT 1008,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1993

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Roger Allen Ray, MD
(256) 764-7721
426 E Dr Hicks Blvd
Florence, AL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Eliza Coffee Mem Hosp, Florence, Al; Helen Keller Hosp, Sheffield, Al; Shoals Hosp, Muscle Shoals, Al
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Exercise Your Gray Matter

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Quick: What’s a ten-letter term for mental clarity? If you said “crosswords,” write that down in pen.People who do crossword puzzles, play chess, or otherwise manage to keep their brains busy increase their chances of staying mentally sharp, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine. It’s sort of like jogging for the brain.

In the study, re-searchers charted the leisure activities of people over 75 for up to 21 years (the median follow-up was five years). The volunteers lowered their risk of dementia by 7 percent for every additional day per week that included a mentally stimulating activity. People who “worked out” 11 or more times a week saw a full 63 percent drop compared to the least active players. Beneficial activities also included reading and playing other board games such as checkers and backgammon.

Most physical activities, on the other hand, did not prove that helpful. Team sports and ballroom dancing were exceptions, perhaps because they require the mental rigor of working with partners or learning complex steps. Researchers aren’t sure why mental exercise makes such a difference. One theory is that it enriches neural connections, slowing the loss that occurs naturally with age. The sooner you start working that brain, the better, says study author JoeVerghese, an assistant professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. So put down that putter and pick up the morning paper instead.

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