Keeping Your Brain Healthy | Living Healthy Chicago

We know that our lifestyle can affect our health in a lot of different ways and that includes keeping our brains healthy. So today we’re getting some advice on what we should do to give our brains a boost. The first tip is a big one. If you’re a smoker, it’s time to quit. – …

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Development of the Young Brain

Development of the Young Brain

Announcer: Parents and caregivers have always been fascinated with the development of children- their physical and intellectual growth. Studying the development of the adolescent brain has been the life work of National Institute of Mental Health researcher Dr. Jay Giedd. Dr. Giedd: At different ages of life certain parts of the brain have much more …

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Schizophrenia Is a Mystery, But This Discovery Might Change Things

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that has been fascinating scientists for hundreds of years because we just don’t understand it. But now we may have finally found the root of this devastating disorder… it starts when the brain is forming in the womb. Schizophrenia causes people to hallucinate, have a distorted view of reality, …

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InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health

What do we want for our children? What’s our goal? Our goal is to have productive citizens that are going to be part of thriving communities. So how do we get from here to there? As we grow up and as we move into becoming functioning members of society, our mental health is an important …

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