DOES HEADING THE SOCCER BALL HURT THE BRAIN?

This short video shows you the consistency of the brain and how the damage can happen. Dr. Peter McAllister of NEINH – New England Institute for Neurology & Headache –  says new research adds to evidence that heading the soccer ball causes more impact...

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...