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.
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.
What Is Telestroke?
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.
9 Types of Headaches: Symptoms, Triggers, and More
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.
5 Stroke Facts to Reduce Your Risk and Improve Your Life
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. But it doesn't have to be that way — up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Increasing your knowledge of stroke causes, treatment, and prevention can help you reduce your risk and ensure that you and your loved ones get effective care quickly. Here are five essential stroke facts to know.
Neurologist vs. Neurosurgeon: What You Should Know
Neurology is the medical specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system, as well as the spinal cord, blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. These conditions are treated by physicians in two related specialties: neurology services and neurosurgery.