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COVID-19 and the Brain_ part 2

COVID-19 and the Brain: How COVID-19 Reaches the Brain

The last section in the COVID-19 and the Brain article took a brief look at recent research being conducted on this relationship. In this section, we will begin looking at how COVID-19 can reach the brain by first taking a closer look at the virus itself and then evaluating how

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COVID-19 and the Brain_ part I

COVID-19 and the Brain: What Neurologists are Saying

As of January 4th, 2021, there are 20.7 million active cases of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)  in the United States and 85.2 million worldwide. Approximately 1.85 million lives have been claimed from this virus worldwide. Still, the mortality rate in the United States is about 1.7%, which is relatively low when compared

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When forgetfulness is a problem

When Forgetfulness is a Problem

If you find yourself forgetting why you walked into a room or constantly misplacing things like your keys, you may start to wonder if this is normal forgetfulness or something more. We all forget things from time to time, especially as we get older. However as we get older, many

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Different types of myopathies

Different Types of Myopathies

Did you know that the word “myopathy” is made up of the Greek word “myo” meaning muscle and “pathos” meaning disease? Together, the word myopathy translates to muscle disease and this term is used to describe neuromuscular disorders that primarily cause muscle weakness due to dysfunctional muscle fibers responsible for

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Why Do We Get headaches

Why Do We Get Headaches?

We all get headaches from time to time, and some of us experience more frequent and severe headaches than others. But, have you ever wondered just why we get headaches in the first place? First of all, there are different types of headaches and some of these different types are

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Early Symptoms of MS

Early Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

According to the National MS Society, around 1 million Americans are living with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is an immune-mediated process, which means the body’s immune system abnormally attacks the central nervous system and its components: the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Specifically, the fatty insulation that surrounds nerve

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How long Does it Take to recover from a concussion

How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Concussion?

After a concussion, it is extremely important to take the time to recover properly. This is because concussions are classified as traumatic brain injuries. They occur as a result of the brain hitting the inside of the skull due to a sudden, strong impact. Concussions can range from mild to

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Possible Skin Test for detecting Parkinson's disease

Possible Skin Test for Detecting Parkinson’s Disease

Did you know that new research shows Parkinson’s disease can be diagnosed from a simple skin test? As odd as it sounds, a study published in the scientific journal, Movement Disorders, has found evidence that this may be possible. Although this idea is still being researched, the hope is that

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Athletes and the risk of CTE

Athletes and the Risk of CTE

For many athletes, their sport of choice is a part of their lifestyle. Consequently, they train hard in order to perform well at games or competitions. They may also push themselves to their physical limitations at times. Without realizing it, they focus more on their performance and less on their

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The Top 10 Migraine Triggers

The Top 10 Migraine Triggers

Did you know that you may be able to prevent migraines from happening? Although many people think that migraines come on randomly, neurologists know that migraines often start as a result of certain migraine triggers. Experiencing a migraine once is enough to make you want to prevent another one from

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Myths Regarding Botox for Migraines

Myths Regarding Botox for Migraines

There are myths about everything and using Botox for migraines is no exception to this. A myth is defined as a widely held belief that is ultimately not true. Unfortunately, since myths can perpetuate false information regarding a certain subject, they can be harmful to those seeking the truth. When

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How to Bounce Back From Cognitive Decline

How to Bounce Back From Cognitive Decline

While not everyone will experience cognitive decline as they age, there are a fair amount of people who either know someone who has or have themselves. By the time people notice signs of cognitive decline, they often assume that there is no going back and that the problem is only

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The Top 5 Treatments for migraines

The Top 5 Treatments for Migraines

If you suffer from frequent migraines, you know that they are no joke. Therefore, when it comes to treating migraine symptoms such as pounding head pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound, you want something that is both effective and fast acting. However, part of the problem with treating

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nerve conduction study

What to Expect During a Nerve Conduction Study

Have you been experiencing numbness, tingling, or continuous pain with no known cause? If so, your neurologist may recommend having a nerve conduction study performed. A nerve conduction study, also known as nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test measures the speed of electrical impulses as they move through the nerves. Based

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Try Infusion Therapy

Got Headaches? Try Infusion Therapy

Are you one of the 50 million Americans who suffers from chronic or refractory headaches or migraines? If you are, then you have probably tried a variety of things to eliminate or minimize your discomfort. However, have you ever tried headache infusion therapy? Chances are, you probably have not tried

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How Your Neurologist Treats Vertigo

How Your Neurologist Treats Vertigo

Are you one of the 40% of Americans who have been affected by vertigo? Vertigo is the sensation that you are moving, even when you are not. It is similar to motion sickness and is characterized by dizziness or the feeling that the room is spinning. While many people believe

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Uses For Botox

Uses for Botox That Are Not Cosmetic

When most people think of Botox, they envision smooth faces free of wrinkles. While this is certainly one of the most common uses of Botox, it is not the only use. In fact, Botox has many other applications beyond the field of cosmetics and can even be used to effectively

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Sialorrhea

What Are Bruxism and Sialorrhea? Bruxism is a medical condition that leads to clenching and grinding of the teeth, while Sialorrhea describes excessive salivation or drooling. Bruxism can cause headaches, damage your teeth, and leave your jaw feeling sore after a night’s sleep. Sialorrhea can be both inconvenient and embarrassing.

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Botox for Migraine

What You Should Know About Migraines and Botox Botox is an FDA-approved medication for treating chronic migraines that last 15 days or more a month. For patients suffering from severe migraine symptoms, Botox has been reported with incredible success. It has relieved many muscle contractions that control the nerve endings

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Hyperhidrosis (Arm Pit Sweating)

What Is Hyperhidrosis? Sweating is an integral and necessary part of human biology, being essential in our ability to regulate the temperature of our body. However, for patients with hyperhidrosis, sweating can be a real problem. Hyperhidrosis is a condition defined as sweating to an extensive degree, often to the

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Botox for Dystonia

Dystonia Relief and Botox Treatment For patients with dystonia, the disease is characterized by muscle contractions that create slow, repetitive movements and abnormal postures, including tremors. Dystonia can occur in any body part, and the area of the body affected show different symptoms. Those who have cervical dystonia, a type

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Botox for Blepharospasm

Blepharospasm Relief and Botox Treatment Dystonia and its muscle contractions can occur in any part of the body, making it difficult for people to control their movements. Dystonic symptoms often occur like tremors because of the overactive nerves affecting the muscles when interactive with sensations and body movements. When it

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Botox for Spasticity

Understanding Spasticity and Botox Treatment Tightness and contractions in the muscles can create an imbalance in the nervous system, causing spasticity. This condition prevents normal fluid movement and affects speech, movement, and walking. Whether damaged due to a traumatic spinal injury or caused by a subsiding neurological condition, spasticity can

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Peroneal Dysfunction and its Treatments

The nervous system is a complicated thing, with branches running throughout the body. These complex structures are responsible for communicating sensation and response to and from the brain everywhere in our body. When nerves become damaged, pinched, or compromised, several symptoms can result. Numbness, tingling, and pain are all common

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Restless Leg Syndrome and Diet

Can Restless Leg Syndrome Be Cured with the Proper Diet?

We’ve all heard the saying, you are what you eat. While this is not literally true, what we eat definitely affects us in a variety of ways. This is especially true for individuals with certain medical conditions. Many people are familiar with the relationship between diet and medical conditions such

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June is myasthenia gravis awareness month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness

The month of June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month. During the month of June, the MG community comes together to raise awareness about the condition, as well as to promote research and fundraising to support individuals with MG. Myasthenia Gravis, commonly referred to as MG, is a neuromuscular disorder that

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How to Prevent a Second Stroke

How to Prevent a Second Stroke

Did you know that according to the American Stroke Association, 1 in 4 stroke survivors have another stroke at some point? The risk of a second stroke is highest in the first few days following the stroke, however there is an elevated risk of having a second stroke for the

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How to Exercise Your Brain

How to Exercise Your Brain

Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, as many as 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. The month of June is used to share their stories and raise awareness about the disease. Although the

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10 Foods That Improve Brain Health

10 Foods That Improve Brain Health

You are what you eat. While you may not literally transform into the things you eat, your nutritional choices certainly play an important role in your overall health. Not only that, but there are certain foods that can even help to maintain or improve the health of your brain. Eating

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What Does A Seizure Look Like_

What Does a Seizure Look Like?

Seizures are disruptions in the brain that can alter your behavior or perception of the world around you for a temporary period of time. When asked what a seizure looks like, many people tend to envision a scene from their favorite medical tv series or movie. While some types of

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