Items Tagged ‘Brain and Nervous System’

March 28, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Education Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

More than 2.3 million people are affected by Multiple Sclerosis worldwide. MS impacts the brain and spinal cord, causing communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. While there is no cure for MS, there are many things people can do to raise awareness especially during Multiple Sclerosis Education Month. Mayo Clinic […]

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January 27, 2017

Hit the slopes, not your head

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Has watching the X Games inspired you to hit the slopes or break your snowboard out of storage? Winter sports can be a fun form of exercise, but it’s important to be safe while participating in them. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common injury seen in winter sports, and because the extent of TBI can vary, […]

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January 20, 2017

Mayo Clinic Helps Patients with Rare Genetic Condition

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Metachromatic leukodystrophy. What’s that? It’s a rare genetic disorder that causes your brain and nervous system to progressively lose function. Though the disease is rare, Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 40 people a year with metachromatic leukodystrophy. It’s an example of one rare disorder among many that Mayo Clinic works with patients and […]

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January 9, 2017

After 20 Years of Seizures, Erica Enjoys Life Following Epilepsy Surgery

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

For much of her life, Erica Laney had frequent seizures that were caused by abnormal electrical activity throughout her brain. She describes these auras as roller coasters with a big drop followed by complete darkness. Erica suffered seizures weekly during her freshmen year of college, so she decided to transfer to a community college where […]

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December 30, 2016

Learning to Live Well with POTS Brightens Daily Life for Christine Esposito

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition with no outward symptoms, but for the thousands of teens and adults in the U.S. living with POTS, this disorder affects their autonomic nerves. Christine Esposito is one of those people. She was diagnosed in 2002 by Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Jeremy K. Cutsforth-Gregory. There is no cure for […]

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December 28, 2016

Successful Brain Cancer Surgery Puts Sunshine Back in a Young Mom’s World

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

When Tyson Cluever learned she had an aggressive brain cancer, her first thought was her two young children. Doctors said she had between 12 to 18 months to live. But Tyson and her husband, Jon, were determined to fight the cancer with everything they had. Tyson’s team of Mayo Clinic specialists decided her best chance for a […]

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December 27, 2016

Parkinson’s affects everyone differently. Talk with others on Mayo Clinic Connect.

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

If you have Parkinson’s, or care for someone with the condition, there is a community of compassionate and supportive people waiting for you. On Mayo Clinic Connect, you can meet others with Parkinson’s, learn from each other about managing the condition, and share stories about living and coping with Parkinson’s. Start talking with others at Connect.MayoClinic.org […]

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December 21, 2016

Living with epilepsy? Share your story on Mayo Clinic Connect

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Having seizures or living with epilepsy affects people in different ways. Some people stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure, while others repeatedly twitch their arms or legs. Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community where you can learn from others with epilepsy and share stories about living with epilepsy and coping with […]

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May 19, 2016

Act F.A.S.T. to spot a stroke!

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

Most of us could usually name the common signs of a stroke but in the heat of a scary moment, they might escape us. Just remember to act FAST (in more ways than one). Look for the following signs and if you spot one, call 911 immediately. F: Face drooping A: Arm weakness S: Speech […]

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