News Updates: Health & Wellness

Migraine Doctors in Short Supply Across U.S.

Posted by Kerrie Denner

There are too few migraine headache specialists in the United States, a new study finds. Migraines affect about 36 million Americans over age 12 (more than 11 percent of the population). That's more than the number affected by asthma and diabetes combined. However, only 416 specialists nationwide are certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties to diagnose and treat migraine, according to researchers.

Safely Enjoy the Fireworks Display

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Independence Day, July 4th, is almost here. Many communities celebrate the holiday with fireworks displays. The colors and patterns are awesome, and the sounds are festive—but fireworks can also be extremely loud. Did you know that the explosions of fireworks can reach sound levels of 150 decibels? Did you also know that long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels causes hearing loss?

Neurologist: How to know when dizziness is serious

Posted by Kerrie Denner

You probably got here by googling "Why am I dizzy?" A good place to start is our Patient Toolkit. More current and complete information can be found in our Educational Resources Library.

It can be used to describe the feeling we get when we stand up quickly and feel unbalanced, that unstable feeling of movement when we are standing still or the feeling just before passing out.

New Views of Motion Sickness

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Sumathi Reddy

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Researchers from the Navy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and academia are studying causes and potential treatments of motion sickness, hoping to formulate better products for situations that range from the extreme (space!) to the mundane (road trip to Grandma's, anyone?).


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