Brain & Spine Team

Find tips for daily living with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, treatments such as deep brain stimulation, and the latest breakthroughs in treating epilepsy, brain tumors and more from our Neurological Institute.

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If You Are a Cancer Survivor, This Is a Must Read

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It's a hard reality: One-fourth of people who survive some common cancers go on to develop a brain tumor. But if cancer survivors know these nine symptoms, they can allow for early detection and better treatment.

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Help Fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis

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For the more than 6 million Americans who are living with Alzheimer’s, holding on to a memory is not a choice. Unless we find a cure, or stop the progression, projections indicate that by 2050 there could be as many as 16 million people living with Alzheimer’s.

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If You Have Epilepsy, Don’t Overdo Alcohol

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When it comes to alcohol use and epilepsy, keep the saying “everything in moderation” in mind. Moderate alcohol use is okay for many people with epilepsy, but excessive use can increase the risk of seizures.

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Epilepsy Misunderstood: Best Ways You Can Cope

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Misconceptions about epilepsy have persisted for centuries. Still today, that leads some to hide their condition from friends, teachers and co-workers. But education is the best weapon against stigma. Learn more.

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You, MS and the Mind: Overcoming Cognitive Challenges

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Memory loss, difficulty concentrating and struggles with organization can be troubling if you or someone close to you has multiple sclerosis (MS). Use these five tips to outsmart MS and live easier.

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Best Tips for Treating, Living With Essential Tremor

Tags: Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, seizures, tremors

To calm essential tremor, a condition that mimics but is unrelated to Parkinson’s disease, patients can turn to medications or surgery. But the stresses of life – and health – also need to be addressed.

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Got Back Pain? Get 3 Simple Tips for Doing Chores

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Does your back hurt just thinking about your housework? Find out how to get your chores done with minimal back pain.

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4 Simple Steps to Get You Back to Sleep Fast

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Many underlying health problems such as chronic pain, sleep apnea or acid reflex can cause insomnia. But if your difficulty in sleeping is not due to health problems, here are some tips that can help you get back to sleep.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Toll Vastly Underreported

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain, brain fog, brain health, dementia, frontotemporal dementia (FTD)

A new study finds that Alzheimer’s disease may contribute to almost as many deaths as heart disease or cancer. The researchers say their results would mean that Alzheimer’s disease contributes to more than 500,000 deaths each year.

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FDA Issues Warning on Concussion Supplements

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If it were only that easy: take a pill and avoid a concussion. Problem is, no scientific evidence supports the claim that any dietary supplement is effective in the treatment or prevention of concussion.