Concussion Myths & Facts

Concussion Myths and Facts

Concussions—Myths and Facts By David Dubin, M.D. Our appreciation of concussions has come quite a long way in recent years. Some of the old “truisms” associated with concussions are now understood to be misleading and at times are outright false. Below are some of the common concussion myths and the associated facts. Further research will…

Exercise Improves Memory

Regular Exercise Improves Memory

Physical Exercise Improves Memory Two recent experiments, one involving people and the other mice, suggest that regular exercise improves memory. However, different types of exercise affect the brain differently. In the 1990s scientists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., discovered that exercise “bulks up” the brain. In groundbreaking experiments, they showed that mice given access to…