MINI STROKE – 5 THINGS TO KNOW

Doctors say a mini stroke usually starts out with a blood clot blocking or reducing blood flow to the brain, just like a major stroke. Only…A mini stroke is temporary by definition. It’s a TIA – transient ischemic attack – in which blood flow returns...

3 THINGS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S RIGHT NOW

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SHAKEN BRAIN: Even Without Concussion, Study Shows CTE Can Happen

Shaken brain, with every hard hit to the head. Even if you don’t get a concussion, a new study in the Journal Brain adds to evidence that’s it’s these high impact hits that lead to CTE – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Dr. Peter McAllister of the New England...

Medical Marijuana for Severe Headache?

At medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut, you can get cannabis infused lollipops, pot brownies, or a plain old pill bottle of the dried herb for smoking… if you have a prescription… and if your medical condition is on the “eligible” list. The board of doctors...

HOPE AFTER STROKE – Quality of Life Changer Injections to Alleviate Arm Problem

After 17 years of interviewing doctors and others on the frontline treating stroke patients, I am realizing I’ve missed an important “quality of life” issue. I’ve been so focused on covering how patients can recover brain function and prevent additional strokes that I...

NEW CLASS OF DRUGS TO TURN OFF MIGRAINE AT ROOT – Clinical Trials of CGRP Drugs Accessible Now

Okay, I’ve done the math. I have experienced an estimated 2,880 days of migraine so far in life (12 per month X 20 years). If it wasn’t for the triptan medication I take, all of those days would have been 100% ruined. Many of them weren’t salvaged and the pain and...