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Simple Test May Help Predict Long-Term Outcome After Stroke

A simple test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will have recovered up to three years later, according to a study published in the October 17, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American...
13-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Have an Irregular Heartbeat? You May Have an Increased Risk of Dementia

People with a particular kind of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation may experience a faster decline in thinking and memory skills and have a greater risk of dementia than those without atrial fibrillation, according to a study published...
4-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleeping Too Much or Too Little May Affect Stroke Risk Differently Based on Race

How many hours people sleep at night may affect their risk of stroke differently based on race, according to a study published in the October 3, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
1-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Childhood Poverty May Have Lasting Effects on Cognitive Skills in Old Age

Children who grow up in poverty or who are otherwise socially and economically disadvantaged may be more likely in old age to score lower than others on tests of cognitive skills, according to a study published in the September 26, 2018, online...
24-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People Who Walk Just 35 Minutes a Day May Have Less Severe Strokes

People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking at least four hours a week or swimming two to three hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive, according to a study published in...
16-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Contrary to Popular Belief, ALS Does Affect the Mind

It’s known as the disease that attacks the body but leaves the mind unaffected. But a new study shows that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, does affect the mind, especially later in the disease. The study...
7-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nerve Pain in the Legs? Medical Marijuana May Alter Brain Connections, Bring Relief

When medical marijuana is taken for chronic nerve pain, it may provide pain relief by reducing connections between the areas of the brain that process emotions and sensory signals, according to a study published in the September 5, 2018, online...
4-Sep-2018 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug May Be Effective If Started Later Than Previously Shown

A drug shown to be effective in the treatment of babies with the rare muscle-wasting disease spinal muscular atrophy may be effective for muscle control even when treatment is started in children seven months and older, according to a study...
24-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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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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