Neurology

August 16, 2017

Strides in Parkinson’s Treatment – Exercise Helps Bring Back Motor Skills

Parkinson’s disease is progressive, with symptoms intensifying over time. The once confident motions of a brisk walk become stiff and slow. While Parkinson’s disease may make subtle advances, what’s not subtle is the effect exercise has to roll back time when combined with drug therapy. Progression of Parkinson’s Disease Without a test to confirm Parkinson’s, […]

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August 4, 2017

Practical Tips for Weekend Warriors – Five Ways to Avoid Injury

By David Brough, MD In the midst of summer and nearing autumn and its blissful glory, the seasons beg us to explore and venture out. From golfing to hiking, cycling to gardening, or any of the numerous outdoor activities you love, the warmer weather undoubtedly brings with it ample opportunities to enjoy your favorite pastimes. Many […]

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June 8, 2017

If You Have Epilepsy, You Can Be a Mother, Too

Most women with epilepsy do not experience any problems becoming pregnant and have healthy babies. Although seizure medications carry a small risk of causing birth defects, choosing the right medication and having regular checkups during pregnancy can keep that risk to a minimum. Also, since having seizures during pregnancy can affect the baby, it’s important […]

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June 2, 2017

Is It Dementia or Alzheimer’s? An Inside Look at the Similarities and Differences

By Trisha McBride Ferguson While often used interchangeably, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is a syndrome and a broad term for a group of symptoms that don’t have a definitive diagnosis. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common among many different types of dementia. Distinguishing between different types of dementia can be difficult […]

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May 30, 2017

Stroke Rehab – What to Know About the Next Steps After a Stroke

The best way to get better after a stroke is to start stroke rehabilitation (“rehab”). In stroke rehab, a team of health professionals works with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. Rehab can help you: Do as well as you can and be as independent as possible Learn to […]

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May 26, 2017

Stroke Symptoms – What to Know and How to Detect a Stroke

A stroke usually happens suddenly, but may occur over hours. For example, you may have mild weakness at first. Over time, you may not be able to move the arm and leg at all on one side of your body. If you have symptoms of a stroke, call 911 or other emergency services right away. […]

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April 13, 2017

Autism after the Diagnosis – A Personal Story

By Ray Hemachandra When my son, Nicholas, was diagnosed with autism in 2003, I didn’t know very much about what that meant for his life. I only knew he would always be loved and cherished by his family, and I hoped the world, just as he was. I wanted to support him in every way […]

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February 9, 2017

Epilepsy Explained – A Misunderstood, But Treatable, Condition

By Jennifer Sellers Epilepsy is a disorder in which people experience seizures. That’s fairly common knowledge. Beyond that basic understanding, however, is a lot of confusion. For example, many people don’t realize there are different kinds of seizures. Nor are they aware of how to respond to someone who’s having a seizure. Suzette LaRoche, MD, […]

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February 3, 2017

Controlling Migraines – Are Your Headaches Severe Enough to See a Doctor?

By Krysten J. Shepherd, MD Everybody has headaches, but migraines are different. An estimated 28 million Americans are affected by migraines. Migraines are more than just an inability to deal with stress, a bad night’s sleep or poor eating habits. Migraine symptoms can include pounding/throbbing head pain, auras (seeing various shapes, bright spots or flashes […]

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November 21, 2016

7 Epilepsy Myths Dispelled – An Epileptologist Separates Fact from Fiction

By Suzette LaRoche, MD According to the Epilepsy Foundation, about 3 million people in the U.S. are living with epilepsy and for the majority of those people, the cause of the epilepsy is unknown. Even though epilepsy is one of the oldest medical conditions in the world, there’s a lot we don’t know about it, […]

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