Items Tagged ‘Brain & Nervous System’

October 20, 2016

Can New Smartphone Apps Help Migraine Sufferers?

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Around 38 million Americans suffer from migraines, often brought on by triggers such as hormonal changes, lack of sleep, certain types of food or weather changes. But there is good news for those 38 million people – some relief may be here! Curelator Headache is a new app that can identify personal triggers and rank them by […]

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October 14, 2016

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Finding out that your child has Down Syndrome can be an incredible challenge that you may not have been planning for. It’s important to know that you and your child aren’t alone, and there are a variety of ways to cope. Consider joining a local support group to find families who know what you’re going […]

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July 8, 2016

Your Brainwaves May Fall Into A ‘Texting Rhythm’

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

What are the chances that you’re reading this on your smartphone right now? Let’s go with pretty likely – and even though we’ve adapted to everything being accessible at our fingertips, a new study suggests that texting on your smartphone may actually change certain processes in your brain. A Mayo Clinic neurologist led the research […]

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June 29, 2016

Consider physical therapy

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Physical therapy has a role in treating tons of conditions, like heart disease, fractures, head injuries, cerebral palsy, and many others. The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been recognized as one of the top Rehabilitation hospitals in the nation; with more than 50 specialists providing inpatient and outpatient care at all three Mayo Clinic locations.

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Brain & Nervous System, Heart & Blood Health, Physical Therapy & Rehab


June 27, 2016

National Aphasia Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Don’t let aphasia silence your voice. While it’s a challenging disease that affects your ability to speak, write and understand language – it doesn’t have to stop you from communicating with others. Learn more about how to better understand aphasia, typical treatments and support during National Aphasia Awareness Month.

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Physical Therapy & Rehab


June 24, 2016

Things to do that keep you active, healthy and disrupt aging

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

You may shutter every time you see your grandma post embarrassing things to your Facebook wall, but as it turns out, her social media activity may be great for her health (just not so great for your image)! Mayo Clinic recently shared a new study on aging that showed performing tasks such as paying bills, […]

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Healthy Living


April 25, 2016

Computers, Crafts, Games, Social Activities May Help Protect Memory

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

If you’re guilty of checking your social media 100 times a day, don’t worry — it may actually be helping your brain health. A Mayo Clinic study found that everyday things, like updating your Facebook, or flipping through your guiltiest pleasure tabloid, can actually help protect your memory. You can read about some of the […]

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April 6, 2016

New Advances in the Understanding & Treatment of Migraines

By Tameka Davis Tameka Davis

It’s no secret that migraines can be brutal, often even debilitating, but Dr. David Dodick of the Mayo Clinic migraine program says that there may be light at the end of the tunnel! In fact, there are new drugs being tested right now that only need to be taken once every 1 to 3 months – much easier […]

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March 29, 2016

Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer’s

By Kelsey Mohring Kelsey Mohring

Alzheimer’s is hard on everyone involved but Dr. Ronald Petersen, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, says caregivers can play an important role in helping Alzheimer’s patients maintain independence and dignity. Creating a routine, adapting to their needs and allowing your loved one to do as much as possible with the least amount of help are […]

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March 17, 2016

Brain disease from contact sports more common

By Kelsey Mohring Kelsey Mohring

We’ve all heard of a possible link between football and brain disease—but it looks like the issue is even more widespread than initially thought. New research from Mayo Clinic not only reinforces the connection between repetitive head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), but also suggests that the disease may be prevalent among people who […]

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