Exploiting the public's rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Health & Wellness
If your mood gets worse as the weather gets chillier and the days get shorter, you may have "winter depression." Here, questions to ask your doctor if winter is the saddest season for you.
You’re one of a kind. It’s not just your eyes, smile, and personality. Your health, risk for disease, and the ways you respond to medicines are also unique. Medicines that work well for some people may not help you at all. They might even cause problems. Wouldn’t it be nice if treatments and preventive care could be designed just for you?
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering?
In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS; eNeura Therapeutics), the first device approved to relieve pain caused by migraine headache with aura.
By Lee Sung-hun
Dizziness is a condition that occurs when a patient feels motion even though they and their surroundings are not moving. Much like headaches, many people encounter dizziness in their daily lives. Dizziness includes normal physiological reactions to external stimuli such as going up a high building and motion-sickness, as well as those caused by life-threatening illnesses such as brain tumors and strokes. I do see a fair number of patients who visit the clinic due to dizziness, but it is not a straight-forward procedure to diagnose the root causes because dizziness is a common symptom for various illnesses.
Eighty-something-year-old “Mrs. Johnson,” homemade pie in hand, stepped through her granddaughter’s front doorway for a Thanksgiving visit, tripped on the threshold, and fell flat on the floor. The family encircled her with a gasp, as she lay on her back, eyes closed.
Guidelines on Concussion
Medscape: Medicine Matters with Dr. Sandra A. Fryhofer, MD
by Joyce Cohen
Earlier this fall, Seattle Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field broke the world record for loudest stadium crowd with a skull-splitting 136.6 decibels.
That volume, as the Seahawks’ website boasts, hits the scale somewhere between “serious hearing damage” and “eardrum rupture.”
CFL 'flicker' and photosensitive epilepsy, Ménière's disease and migraines.
Concerns have been raised that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) may have adverse impacts on the health of some people. One such concern is the effects of CFL 'flicker' on sufferers of photosensitive epilepsy, Ménière's disease and migraines.