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From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power!

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Marie Pasinski, MD graduated from Harvard Medical School where she continues to serve on the faculty. She is a board certified member of the American Academy of Neurology and a staff neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pasinski cares for patients with a broad range of neurologic disorders. Her special interests include brain health, dementia prevention and the effects of mental stimulation, exercise, diet, and socialization, on the brain. By optimizing the brain’s remarkable ability to redesign itself through her seven-step program, Dr. Pasinski believes that a healthier, more vibrant brain can be achieved at any age.

Dr. Pasinski has been featured as an expert commentator for the Today show, Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s World magazine and numerous other media outlets. She is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and symposia, writes a health column for The Huffington Post and is the author of Beautiful Brain, Beautiful You.

A renowned brain expert, Dr. Pasinski is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the importance of adopting a brain healthy lifestyle and the realization that our brains are the true source of our vitality and happiness. Dr. Pasinski practices what she teaches: at age 40 she started taking piano lessons for the first time and more recently she has been honing her writing skills, studying improv and competing in triathlons. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and has raised two sons.

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Liz Neporent is a health, fitness and medical writer who has written more than 15 books including the bestsellers The Winner’s Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success and Weight Training for Dummies. She is a regular contributor to dozens of websites, publications and national media outlets. She is on the emeritus board of directors and a national spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise and the fitness and social media advisor for The Hudson Valley Women’s Health Initiative, a charitable organization dedicated to educating people about medical issues, health and fitness. She lives in New York City with her husband Jay and daughter Skylar. Follow her on twitter @lizzyfit or check out her website

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