Brain Health

BIDMC Scientists Develop Antibody to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

By BONNIE PRESCOTT, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Staff Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) affect approximately 20 percent of the more than 2 million troops who have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and brain injuries caused […]

08/25/2015

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.

08/25/2015

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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.

08/25/2015

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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.

08/25/2015

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A Personal Trainer For Your Brain

Yes, you can train your brain! Which is great news for those of us who can’t remember where we left our keys, forget important appointments, or perhaps still suffer the effects of a concussion.

10/20/2013

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Spinal Cord Stimulation: Improved Treatment Helps Relieve Chronic Pain

Pain sufferers are turning to a treatment that uses a device implanted beneath the skin to send electrical signals to the spinal cord to control chronic pain.

10/20/2013

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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.

10/20/2013

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Tips To Ward Off Memory Problems

Contrary to popular belief, Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are not natural consequences of growing old.

10/20/2013

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New Marker May Help Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease in Early Stages

Parkinson’s disease, which affects more than 1 million individuals throughout the United States, often arises slowly and without early warning signs.

10/20/2013

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Stroke Strikes Growing Number Of Young Adults

Stroke has traditionally been thought to strike older individuals. But now a new study in the Lancet medical journal shows a growing number of young and middle-aged adults being affected by it.

10/20/2013

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