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Even People with Well-Controlled Epilepsy May Be at Risk for Sudden Death

People with epilepsy have a rare risk of sudden death. A new study shows that risk may apply even to people whose epilepsy is well-controlled, which is contrary to previous, smaller studies that showed the risk was highest among those with severe,...
17-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Changes May Be Linked to Unexplained Motor Symptoms

A new study finds that people who have movement problems, symptoms that cannot be explained by an underlying disease, may have chemical changes in specific areas of the brain. The study is published in the June 5, 2019, online issue of Neurology®,...
31-May-2019 11:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Could Repeated Squeezes to the Arms, Legs Protect the Brain?

What if wearing a blood pressure cuff could help prevent stroke? In a new study, people who restricted their blood flow by wearing inflated blood pressure cuffs on an arm and leg showed signs of more controlled blood flow to their brain, a process...
28-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bipolar Disorder May Be Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

People who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to later develop Parkinson’s disease than people who do not have bipolar disorder, according at a study published in the May 22, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the...
17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What’s Causing Your Vertigo? Goggles May Help with Diagnosis

Vertigo is a form of severe dizziness that can result in a loss of balance, a feeling of falling, trouble walking or standing, or nausea. There is more than one type of vertigo, each with a different cause, and sometimes requiring different...
13-May-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Pressure Drug Shows No Benefit in Parkinson’s Disease

A study of a blood pressure drug does not show any benefit for people with Parkinson’s disease, according to findings released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10,...
29-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Neurologic Medications Rise Sharply Over 12 Years

The amount of money people pay out-of-pocket for drugs to treat neurologic conditions like multiple sclerosis, dementia and Parkinson’s disease has risen sharply over 12 years, with the most dramatic increase for multiple sclerosis (MS)...
26-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Genetic Form of ALS

An early stage trial of an investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggests that people could tolerate the experimental drug and, in exploratory results, the experimental drug was linked to possible slower progression in...
29-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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AAN neurologist expert available to speak about epilepsy as Coach Jerry Kill announces his retirement

28-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT

As football season begins, AAN offers Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht for interviews about concussion: "When in Doubt, Sit it Out"

5-Aug-2015 9:55 AM EDT

Stroke Neurologist Expert Immediately Available to Discuss Condition and Treatment After Illinois Senator Mark Kirk Experiences Stroke

Expert neurologist immediately available to discuss stroke after news that Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has experienced a stroke.
23-Jan-2012 2:00 PM EST

Neurotrauma Experts Available

The American Academy of Neurology has neurotrauma experts available for interviews to discuss critical care and recovery.
10-Jan-2011 1:55 PM EST

Experts Available on Head Trauma and ALS

The American Academy of Neurology has neurology experts in Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis and head injury available to speak about the latest findings regarding the two conditions in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology.
17-Aug-2010 2:55 PM EDT

Neurologist Available to Speak About Stroke

A stroke spokesman for the American Academy of Neurology is available to speak about stroke related to Vice President Joe Biden's oldest son suffering a mild stroke.
12-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT

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