Understanding Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells growing inside the brain. Brain tumors may be cancerous or benign. Either way, the brain doesn’t have extra space available for tumors to expand. This means that they can be life-threatening.  Primary brain tumors begin inside the brain. They are often benign. Secondary brain tumors come […]

Exercise for Your Brain

A new study found that exercise that gets your heart pumping is also good for your brain.  The study followed healthy adults for six months as they walked, danced, or did low-intensity exercises like stretching and balance practice. Those who stuck with low-intensity exercises saw a normal decline in the strength of their memories, but […]

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

40 million Americans suffer from migraines. It is the most common and the most debilitating neurological disorder. But half of the people who have migraines don’t see a doctor for help. One reason is the stigma associated with migraines. June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. This is a great time to think about whether […]

Anti-CGRP Offers a New Migraine Treatment

 For the first time in 50 years we have a new migraine treatment designed specifically to prevent migraine attacks. New information about CGRP has provided a new way to approach migraines. Anti-CGRP medications are a new class of migraine treatment approved by the FDA to prevent migraine headaches. What’s CGRP? Calcitonin gene-related peptide, or CGRP, […]

What Do You Do If You Have Migraines?

Almost everyone experiences a headache at some point during their lifetime. Headaches occur for various reasons, and they can cause pain or discomfort, they can make you irritable, and they can make it difficult to focus or carry out your daily routine. Sometimes getting rid of headaches is a simple matter of drinking water, taking […]

Think FAST to Recognize Stroke

Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. Stroke is a major cause of disability and it is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. While there are things that you can do to decrease your risk of stroke, it’s very important to know how to recognize a stroke. Recognizing stroke […]

Using Botox for Migraines

More than 3 million Americans suffer from chronic migraine headaches. Almost everyone experiences a headache at some point in time, but chronic migraines are migraine headaches that occur 15 days out of the month for a period of 3 months or longer. It’s not entirely clear what causes migraines, but there are ways to relieve […]

Understanding Spasticity

Spasticity is a condition where muscles continuously contract. It’s one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. It can be as mild as tightness in the muscles, or it can be as extreme as painful, uncontrollable muscle spasms or involuntary movements of the extremities. Spasticity is not limited to the extremities, however. It can […]

Understanding Epilepsy Triggers

What do alcohol, PMS, lack of sleep, and flashing lights have in common? They can all be triggers for epileptic seizures. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that is characterized by recurrent seizures. It is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States and it affects people of all ages. There is no cure […]

Football and Brain Damage

Football is, by far, the most popular sport in the United States. You’ve got the National Football League (NFL), which generates tens of billions of dollars in revenue each year. Then you have college football, each school with its own fanatical following. Below that there’s the Friday night lights of high-school football, followed up by […]