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Boosting Brain Fitness

Oct 16, 2012

It’s not just your abs that need a regular workout— it’s essential for your brain too. But how do you pump iron with your noodle?

On Tuesday’s Up to Date, we’ll talk with Marilyn Rymer, M.D., director of Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute and John Corbaley, Director Saint Luke’s Brain Fitness Center about how you can stay sharp as you age.

We’ll give you the run-down on how you can exercise your noggin, delay the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease and reduce stress.


Dr. Marilyn M. Rymer is the founder of the internationally recognized Stroke Center at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, which she has directed since 1993. In 2001, Dr. Rymer led the development of the Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute, which treats patients affected by diseases of the nervous system and spine. She was selected to occupy the Edward T. Matheny Jr. Missouri Endowed Chair in Neuroscience in 1999 and has since focused her clinical and research efforts on acute stroke intervention, comprehensive stroke center development, and regional organization of stroke care networks. She is professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

John Corbaley is the director of the Saint Luke’s Brain Fitness Center.