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Brain Injury from Concussion May Linger Longer than One Year After Return to Play

How long does it take an athlete to recover from a concussion? New research has found an athlete’s brain may still not be fully recovered one year after being allowed to return to play. The study is published in the October 16, 2019, online issue...
11-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Should Scores on Mild Cognitive Impairment Tests be Adjusted for Sex?

Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change who gets diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 20 percent, with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed, according to a study published in the October 9, 2019, online issue...
4-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drops in Income May Not Only Hurt the Wallet, They May Harm the Brain

Young adults who experience annual income drops of 25 percent or more may be more at risk of having thinking problems and reduced brain health in middle age, according to a study published in the October 2, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the...
30-Sep-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Migraine Leave Your Head Spinning? Non-invasive Treatment Shows Early Promise

There may be some good news for people with vestibular migraine, a type of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without headache pain. A small, preliminary study suggests that non-invasive nerve stimulation may show promise as a...
19-Sep-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AAN Recommends People 65+ Be Screened Yearly for Memory Problems

People with mild cognitive impairment have thinking and memory problems but usually do not know it because such problems are not severe enough to affect their daily activities. Yet mild cognitive impairment can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s...
13-Sep-2019 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Changes May Help Track Dementia, Even Before Diagnosis

Even before a dementia diagnosis, people with mild cognitive impairment may have different changes in the brain depending on what type of dementia they have, according to a study published in the September 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the...
11-Sep-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Do Some People Stop Breathing After Seizures?

Could a chemical produced by the brain that regulates mood, sleep and breathing also be protective in people with epilepsy? New research has found that higher levels of serotonin in the blood after a seizure are linked to a lower incidence of...
30-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AAN Issues Guideline on Vaccines and Multiple Sclerosis

Can a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) get regular vaccines? According to a new guideline, the answer is yes. The guideline, developed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), recommends that people with MS receive recommended vaccinations,...
27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM 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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