6 Things to Know About Brain Injuries

  March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The campaign is led by the Brain Association of America, with a goal to raise public awareness of brain injuries. They aim to de-stigmatize brain injuries and empower those who have survived a brain injury. The Brain Injury Association of America is also dedicated to providing resources for… Read more »

What is Brain Science?

  For Brain Awareness Week (March 16-22) we’re going to explore the fascinating field of brain science. While every animal has a brain, the human brain is unique and arguably the most complex thing in the universe. It gives us the power to speak, think, feel and move. It controls everything we will ever think… Read more »

Are There Different Types of Peripheral Neuropathy?

  Peripheral neuropathy, or simply neuropathy, is a term used to describe a large number of conditions that are related to damage in the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves that send information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to the rest of the body. … Read more »

The Link Between Heart Disease and Stroke

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 859,000 Americans die of heart disease, stroke, or another cardiovascular disease every year. Because February is American Heart Month, it’s the perfect opportunity to look at how neurological health and heart health are connected. For instance, heart disease and stroke are closely… Read more »

Dizziness vs Vertigo: What is the Difference?

  According to statistics from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, dizziness and vertigo affect 15% to 20% of adults each year. Dizziness and vertigo are terms that are often used either together or interchangeably. But, is there a difference in dizziness vs vertigo?  Dizziness Dizziness is used to describe certain sensations relating to motion… Read more »

Food for Thought: 11 Foods for Brain Health

  Our diets have an impact on almost all areas of our health, including the health of our brains. According to the Cleveland Clinic’s Healthy Brains Initiative, diet is one of the 6 Pillars of Brain Health. The foods we eat can affect cognitive ability and even brain structure.  Key nutrients that support brain health… Read more »

7 Reasons to See a Neurologist

  Neurologists are doctors that have specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the nervous system. Your nervous system is made up of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves throughout your entire body. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate a problem with your nervous system, your primary doctor will probably refer… Read more »

Living with Alzheimer’s: How to Enjoy the Holidays

  Families who are affected by Alzheimer’s know all too well how the disease seeps into every aspect of life. The holidays are no exception to this rule. A time that is usually full of fun and festive joy may be stressful or even a bit sad. Family members may look back on the past… Read more »

9 Neurological Disorders You Need to Know

  Due to the complexity of the brain and central nervous system, neurological disorders can seem like a mystery. There are numerous types of diseases and disorders related to neurological health, and a variety of factors that can lead to each condition. If you’re curious about conditions that can affect the brain and central nervous… Read more »

When to Worry About Neck Pain

  Neck pain can be a real … pain in the neck. But, how should you judge whether it’s something serious that you should see a doctor for or something that will just heal on its own in a couple of days? Here are a few useful tips to consider when deciding if you should… Read more »