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New England Institute for Clinical Research
🔼 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 to the brain than many players and coaches had realized. He...
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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 on its own within just minutes. Doctors say it’s...
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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 Institute for Neurology & Headache says studies are...
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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 in Connecticut who decide on the list recently gave the...
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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 haven’t been covering the “arm problem.” THE ARM PROBLEM Technically it’s called...
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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 nausea went off the...
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