Brain & Spine Team

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Drugs Aim to Stop, Slow Alzheimer’s Before it Strikes

Tags: A4 Study, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, biomarkers, brain health, memory, research, study, TOMMORROW Study

Researchers are trying a new strategy to combat Alzheimer's disease. Instead of treating Alzheimer's after it develops, scientists are exploring if certain drugs can stop or slow the disease before it starts.


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How Strong Is the Link Between Inflammation and Depression?

Tags: biomarkers, brain health, depression, inflammation, stress, study

If you suffer from depression, inflammation in your brain may be contributing to your condition. Find out what experts say about the latest research findings.


Need a Nap? Here's How Much Time is Best

Need a Nap? Here’s How Much Time is Best

Tags: naps, sleep, sleep hygeine

Are you one of millions of Americans who desperately need a nap? Our experts discuss the three kinds of naps to help you re-charge.


4 Simple Tips to Deal with Daylight Savings

4 Simple Tips to Deal with Daylight Saving Time

Tags: celebrate spring, daylight savings time, sleep, sleep hygeine, step into spring

The extra hour of daylight is a welcomed sign of spring for most, but the lost hour of sleep may leave you groggy. Here are four tips to help you leap into spring feeling refreshed and energized.


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Drink Up! Coffee May Reduce Your Risk of MS

Tags: brain health, coffee, coffee study, MS, multiple sclerosis, study

Coffee intake has been linked to a reduced risk of several diseases including diabetes and heart disease. New research finds drinking up to six cups a day may help reduce your risk of developing MS.


The Right Amount of Sleep Can Limit Your Stroke Risk

The Right Amount of Sleep Can Limit Your Stroke Risk

Tags: heart disease, sleep, sleep hygeine, stroke, study

Getting enough sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. A new study shows the amount of shut-eye you get may impact stroke risk.


Do’s and Don’ts for Dealing With Earwax Buildup (Infographic)

Do’s and Don’ts for Dealing With Earwax Buildup (Infographic)

Tags: ears ringing, earwax, hearing, Hearing loss, infographic

There are plenty of home remedies for ear wax. But do you know what's safe for your ears? Our ear expert, neurotologist Erika Woodson, MD, FACS offers her do's and don'ts for safely dealing with earwax buildup.


Special ER on Wheels Can Help You Survive a Stroke

Special ER on Wheels Can Help You Survive a Stroke

Tags: emergency, emergency care, stroke

Time is a critical element in stroke treatment. How quickly treatment begins can impact how well you recover. Two new studies show how a special stroke ambulance can administer treatment faster and improve outcomes.


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Why Do Some Boxers Develop Dementia and Some Don’t?

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain fog, brain health, brain injury, dementia, depression, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, traumatic brain injury TBI

The boxing community has known for decades that repeated blows to a fighter’s head can result in permanent brain damage. Now, a four-year-old study looking for answers as to why punch drunk happens is coming to Cleveland.


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Do You Have Sports-Related Back Pain? Know When to Call a Doctor

Tags: back pain, chronic back pain, exercise, joint pain, spine, sports injuries, strains and sprains, workout

Find out what you need to know about sports-related back and spine injuries. It's important to know when to treat these injuries on your own and when to seek help.