People often refer to dementia and Alzheimer's disease interchangeably, but the two terms aren't synonymous. By learning more about how they differ, you can better understand the challenges associated with them that may be affecting you or a loved on...
Falls can happen to anyone. In the United States, as many as one in four adults over age 65 suffers from a fall each year. Even though many falls aren't serious, others can cause real damage. Some falls can cause bruises, sprains, or even broken bones. And if you hit your head when you fall, you could be at risk for complications like a concussion or brain injury.
Many people have never heard of myelopathy. So, if you've been diagnosed with it, you might not even be sure what it is. But you're certainly familiar with the symptoms. You know your back or neck hurts, sometimes quite badly. You might also be experiencing odd symptoms, like weakness in your arms or legs. But what causes the condition? And what can you do about it?
Stroke can occur at any age — even in children, infants, and babies in the womb. Stroke in children has different symptoms and causes, and a different recovery outlook, than it does in adults, but getting effective care fast is still the key to a good outcome.
Every second counts when it comes to stroke treatment. Once a stroke starts, 1.9 million brain cells may die each minute until the blood supply to the brain is reestablished. That's where telestroke comes in. What is telestroke? It's an approach that finds the right balance between getting to the closest hospital and having access to world-class expertise in stroke treatment.
The World Health Organization estimates that nearly half of all adults have had a headache at least once within the last year. Many of us are accustomed to the disruptive pain of a headache occasionally.