Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?
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 one.
What to Do After a Fall: The Right Steps to Take
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.
What Is Myelopathy?
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?
Tracing the History of Stroke Research Toward a Brighter Future
Not that long ago, physicians had little idea what caused the "brain attack," let alone how to treat it effectively.
Raising Awareness of Stroke in Children
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.