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BIDMC Scientists Develop Antibody to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have published a new study that explains how Traumatic brain injuries lead to two types of dementia, but have also developed a new antibody that can be used to treat it before it causes widespread brain damage.


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Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Control Parkinson’s Symptoms

A surgical procedure that involves implanting electrodes in the brain is helping some patients with control their symptoms after medications stop working.


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Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

There is something mysterious about mental illness. it is a master at disguise. Its nebulous nature creates a lot of mystery and with that, fantasies and stereotypes.


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How Sleep Nurtures Your Brain

Getting the proper amount of sleep each night doesn’t just help us operate at peak efficiency the next day — it also nurtures the brain itself.


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From Song to Speech

It’s been a long road for Laurel. If you didn’t know her history, you’d never guess that when she was just 11 years old, she suffered a massive stroke that destroyed most of the left side of her brain.


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5 Sweet Reasons to ‘Heart’ Berries, A Tasty Addition to Cardiovascular Cuisine

Summer’s here, and the time is ripe for celebrating all the heart-healthy reasons to love berries!


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Shouldering Summertime Fun

Did you know that the repetitive motion of raising the arm overhead in these activities — as well as just tossing a Frisbee or a baseball — can increase your chance of a shoulder injury?


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Give Stress A Vacation

Summer vacation is a great time to slow down and sort of hit the reset button by letting go of some of the stresses of daily life.


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See the Light: Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun

Sunscreen may be the first thought that comes to mind when you think of protection against the summer sun. Your eyes also need shielding from the sun’s harmful rays.



Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

Dr. Jonathan Edlow enjoys a good medical mystery. And it’s a good thing because in the ER where he works, at least a couple walk through the door each day.