Brain & Spine Team

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Is Surgery Your Best Option for Back Pain?

Tags: back pain, back surgery, chronic back pain, physical therapy, spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is common cause of back pain in people over 50 and is often treated with surgery. A new study shows that physical therapy may be just as effective at relieving symptoms and returning function.


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Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life With MS Easier

Tags: Crohn's disease, MS, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, stress, urinary tract infection

To help reduce your multiple sclerosis flare-ups, avoid certain triggers, including smoking, excessive heat and fatigue. Read the full list and find out why they can worsen MS.


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Is It a Concussion? A Future Blood Test Could Tell

Tags: blood test, brain health, brain injury, concussion, Concussions, s100b

A new blood test may soon be available in the U.S. to determine the severity of a concussion soon after an injury. A Cleveland Clinic researcher discusses what this means for athletes.


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Motion Sickness: Best Fixes if Traveling Makes You Ill

Tags: Headaches, stomach ache, travel, travel tips

Do you love to travel but find that motion sickness is keeping you homebound? Get advice on preventing and treating motion sickness from a Cleveland Clinic neurologist.


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Drugs Aim to Slow, Stop 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.