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Each year in the United States, 1.4 million people experience a traumatic brain injury, a type of acquired brain injury, according to the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. ...

Recovering from a Concussion

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Meningitis is a neurological condition in which the meninges, or the covering of the spinal cord and brain, become infected. The most common cause of meningitis is a viral infection, according to ...

The Long-Term Complications of Bacterial Meningitis

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With the warmer weather, you may be noticing that you are sneezing and have a runny nose. But are your symptoms the result of a cold or a seasonal allergy? Signs of a Common Cold The common ...

Is It a Cold or Seasonal Allergy? Learn the Differences

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After a long and snowy winter in several parts of the United States, spring has finally sprung. The weather is warming up and flowers are beginning to bloom. But for many individuals, those ...

Preparing for Allergy Season: What You Should Know

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Infertility is a difficult health issue that many couples deal with, but becoming educated and talking to health care providers can help them to become parents. Are there different types of ...

Who Can Have Fertility Issues? Questions and Answers about Infertility

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The American Cancer Society estimated that in the United States, one in eight women, or 12 percent, will be diagnosed with an invasive breast cancer. That estimated lifetime risk increases to ...

Managing Your Breast Cancer Risk: A Family’s Journey

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Among children 8 years of age, 1 in 88 are estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Several disorders fall under ...

Research Finds Delay in Shifting Gaze in Children Who Develop Autism

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About 5.2 million people in the United States are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease in 2013, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Patients with the condition have a progressive loss ...

Collaborating to Develop New Treatments for CNS Disorders

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Starting at the age of 50, all women should have a mammogram every one to two years, according to MedlinePlus. Recommendations from other organizations vary, with some women being encouraged ...

From Patient to Advocate: Nancy Cappello Discusses Her Journey

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In the United States, about 6.7 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 are dealing with infertility, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With infertility, a ...

Breaking the Stigma Around Infertility

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In the United States, a woman dies from cardiovascular disease every minute, according to the American Heart Association. It is the leading cause of death among women in the United States who are ...

Want to Reduce Your Risk of a Heart Attack? Eat Fish!

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The digestive disorder celiac disease affects about 1 in 133 people in the United States, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. When an individual has celiac ...

What is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

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Anaphylaxis is a very serious condition in which many different systems in the body are simultaneously involved during an allergic reaction. It occurs when the individual comes into contact ...

New Epinephrine Auto-Injector Guides Patients Through the Process

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About 10 to 20 percent of children have atopic dermatitis, the most severe type of eczema, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. The symptoms of eczema start during childhood. The ...

New App Helps Patients and Their Parents Manage Their Eczema

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In the United States, about 1 in 88 children is on the autism spectrum, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several disorders make up the autism spectrum, including ...

New Research on the Link Between Prenatal Inflammation and Autism

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About 6 in every 100,000 individuals in the United States have a meningioma, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. A meningioma is a type of brain tumor found in the ...

What are the Risk Factors for Meningiomas?

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Between 2006 and 2008 in the United States, 99 percent of women who have had sex have used a type of birth control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Birth control ...

The FDA Approved a New IUD: Is Skyla an Option for You?

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This flu season has been marked by an early start and high activity across the United States. For the week between December 30, 2012 and January 5, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and ...

This Flu Season, Know Your Flu Etiquette!

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In the United States, each year an estimated 1.7 million individuals experience a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A TBI may be a ...

Brain Injuries and Dementia: What the Research is Finding

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In the United States, about 3.9 percent of the adult population has a lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Individuals with bipolar ...

Identifying Bipolar Disorder Before Clinical Signs: New Research

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A stroke is a serious neurological disorder in which blood flow stops to a part of the brain. In the United States, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Psychosocial Distress: How Does It Affect Your Stroke Risk?

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Canavan disease is a rare genetic disease that results in progressive damage to brain cells. It is most common among Ashkenazi Jews. Genetics Home Reference noted that the incidence of Canavan ...

What is Canavan Disease and How is It Treated?

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The holidays can be a difficult time for individuals struggling with their weight. Among overweight Americans, 25 percent dread the holiday season and 56 percent find it more difficult to ...

Struggling with Weight Around the Holidays: Why Some Turn to Qsymia

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In the United States, around 18 million people have sleep apnea, according to the American Association for Respiratory Care. Sleep apnea is a sleep condition in which the individual's ...

Sleep Apnea and Brain Damage: What Women Should Know

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Osteoarthritis is a common joint disorder that greatly impacts the lives of patients. Nearly 27 million individuals in the United States have the condition, which occurs more often in women after ...

Had I Known Then: Ellyn Spragins and Diane on Osteoarthritis

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In the United States, 5.4 million adults -- one in eight older Americans -- has Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's disease is a common type of dementia, ...

New Genetic Mutation May Be a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease

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In the United States, 27 million adults have osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the joint breaks down, ...

Jane Linnell and Dr. Patel on Joint Replacement for Osteoarthritis

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In the United States, 7.3 million people are affected by infertility, in which a couple cannot conceive, according to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. There are two categories of ...

Women’s Knowledge on Infertility: Interview with Barbara Collura

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In the United States, about 50,000 to 60,000 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, according to the National Parkinson Foundation. Parkinson's disease is a ...

Head Injury and Pesticide Exposure as Risk Factors for Parkinson's Disease

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In the United States, 5.4 million children between 4 and 17 years of age have ever been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Dr. Patricia Quinn Discusses Moms’ Perspectives on ADHD Treatment

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In the United States, 94,293 people were on the waiting list as candidates for a kidney as of 11:55 am EST today, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. An individual ...

Patients Waiting for Kidneys: Lives Changed by Live Donor Chains

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October marks the beginning of the flu season. If you have the flu, you may have symptoms such as fatigue, muscle aches, cough, sore throat and stuffy nose. You can prevent the flu by getting ...

Promoting Flu Vaccines with Chris O'Donnell and Carlos E. Picone, MD

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In the United States, one in eight older adults has Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, a degenerative neurological condition ...

Brain Plaques and the Impact on Memory

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If you dread that time of the month, you are not alone. Many women have heavy periods, which can interfere in their everyday lives. About 10 million women in the United States have ...

Dealing with Heavy Periods: An Interview with Dr. Diana Ramos

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Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the myelin in the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord. When an individual has multiple sclerosis, her ...

New Developments in Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

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An estimated 5.1 million adults in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the National Institute on Aging. A common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease affects cognitive and ...

Is Long-Term Use of Ginkgo Biloba Effective for Alzheimer’s Disease?

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With the start of the new school year comes the beginning of fall sports. Athletes — both professionals and amateurs — are at risk for injuries if they do not properly warm up and practice injury ...

Preventing Sports Injuries With Alex Morgan and Bert Mandelbaum, M.D.

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Women juggle extremely busy lifestyles. With work, families and other obligations, it can be difficult to stay healthy. Falling into bad habits, such as not working out or eating foods without ...

Nia Vardalos Discusses Staying Healthy with a Busy Lifestyle

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In the United States an estimated 241,740 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Men who are African-American, have a family history of the ...

Patients and Families Cope with Cancer: Michele Reiss, PhD Interviewed

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In the United States, about 17.6 million adults have a problem with alcohol. Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, also called alcoholism, are two serious alcohol problems. When an individual ...

Gender Differences in White Matter Loss Due to Alcoholism

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We all get it — that throbbing, pounding feeling in our heads that makes it hard to concentrate. The most common type of headache is a tension headache, which is often caused by tight muscles in ...

When is a Headache More Than a Headache?

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About 10 percent of people worldwide suffer from a type of headache called migraines, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Some people who have migraines ...

Are Women Who Have Migraines at Risk for Cognitive Decline?

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Hypersomnia is a sleep condition in which the individual has either daytime sleepiness or excessive sleep at night. During the night, someone with hypersomnia may sleep more than 10 hours, and ...

What is Hypersomnia and How Does It Affect Your Health?

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A neurological condition, Tourette syndrome is characterized by tics — involuntary movements and vocalizations. These tics can be simple or complex. When a tic is simple, such as a simple ...

Behavioral Therapy as a Treatment for Tourette Syndrome

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In the United States, as many as 5.1 million adults have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the National Institute on Aging. Alzheimer’s disease is a common type of ...

Changes in How You Walk May Indicate Cognitive Decline

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Getting a good night’s sleep is needed to maintain your health, but for many of us, it can be difficult. MedlinePlus noted that 25 percent of people in the United States report having ...

Good Sleep is Important for Your Brain Health

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Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the brain and spinal cord. The patient’s immune system attacks the substance covering the nerve fibers in the central nervous system, called ...

Is Disability in Multiple Sclerosis Linked with Sodium Buildup?

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It is that time of year — sweltering heat and humidity that just will not break. Besides being uncomfortable, high heat can also be dangerous for your health. Being outside for extended ...

It's That Time of Year: Know Your Heat Stroke First Aid

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As the heat rises, many people are at risk for heat-related illnesses. One type of heat-related illness is heat stroke, which occurs when individuals do physical activities in hot weather or have ...

What is Heat Stroke? The Causes, Symptoms and Complications

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Among women in the United States between the ages of 14 and 49, about 21.2 million have had bacterial vaginosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A bacterial ...

Tips for Preventing Bacterial Vaginosis