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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

Cannabis-based Medicine May Reduce Seizures for Children with Difficult-to-Treat Epilepsy

Taking a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol, a cannabis-based medicine, cut seizures nearly in half for children with a rare and severe type of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome, according to a phase 3 study released today that will be...
29-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug May Help Kids With Later-Onset Disease

There is now further evidence that a drug that is effective in treating the rare muscle-wasting disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) early in life may be associated with improvement in older children, according to a study published in the April 24,...
19-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Understanding Memory Decline in Older Adults

In a small, pilot study, a non-invasive device that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain was associated with temporary improvements in age-related memory loss in older people, according to a study published in the April 17,...
12-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Low Cholesterol Linked to Higher Risk of Bleeding Stroke in Women

Lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke, with an ideal value below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). But can it be too low? A new study finds that women who have levels of LDL cholesterol...
5-Apr-2019 2:05 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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