Items Tagged ‘Brain & Nervous System’

April 3, 2017

World Autism Day

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

While the autism spectrum varies with each person, this condition now affects 1 in 68 children. World Autism Month supports all people affected by autism. Knowing the signs can help you communicate better with someone who has autism. Join Light It Up Blue to bring awareness to the condition that affects millions of people.

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Kids & Teens


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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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Brain and Nervous System, Caregivers


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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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 2, 2016

Changing Minds While Learning to Live With Epilepsy

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

When Tehya Mrotek had a seizure for the first time in class six years ago, she wasn’t the only one caught off guard by it. It wasn’t until Tehya’s seizure that her high school realized they weren’t familiar with epilepsy, nor were they equipped to administer seizure first-aid. With the help of Mayo Clinic, Tehya’s care team was able to […]

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Visiting Mayo Clinic


November 14, 2016

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

It’s National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Your first thought may be that Alzheimer’s is a more common disease among the elderly, but early onset Alzheimer’s can actually start showing symptoms as early as your 30s.  There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, so early intervention is key. Know what to look for and make sure to speak with your […]

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November 11, 2016

Mayo Clinic Dogs Provide Comfort for Patients Facing Illness

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

60-year-old, Denise Krivach, awoke one morning to her body not functioning properly and sought out help from Mayo Clinic. After her team of specialists diagnosed her with autoimmune encephalitis, she underwent surgery but was uncertain of her future. Fortunately, Alta, a 4-year-old golden retriever helped put Denise’s mind at ease. Mayo Clinic’s Caring Canines program […]

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Tags: Autoimmune Diseases, Brain & Nervous System, Healthy Living


November 8, 2016

Deep Brain Stimulation Helps a Pilot Return to Flight

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Tyrone Nanton was a commercial airline pilot by day and an artist by night. Until one day a tremor got progressively worse and made his hands shake so much that it kept him from not only his artistic passion, but also flying. Tyrone saw a Mayo Clinic  movement disorders specialist and neurologist Dr. Ryan Uitti, […]

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October 27, 2016

Surgical-Assistant-Turned-Patient Sees Hospital With New Eyes

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

As a surgical assistant for Mayo Clinic, Shari Callaghan practiced providing the utmost care to her patients, but she didn’t fully grasp Mayo Clinic’s quality of care until she became a patient herself. Shari was involved in a devastating motorcycle crash and suffered a traumatic brain injury despite wearing a helmet. Other riders recalled Shari’s front wheel […]

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Visiting Mayo Clinic