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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.


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Drug Addictions Are Physical Illnesses (Video)

Tags: addiction, drugs, Prescription Drugs, substance abuse, videos

Addictive drugs in effect can end up changing our personality and outlook on the world.


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How You Can Deal With Excessive Worry and Lower Dementia Risk

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, anxiety disorder, dementia

Women who chronically worry are twice as likely to develop dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease, as they age. Learn how to minimize worrying in your daily life.


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4 Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Fight Your Migraine Headaches

Tags: aspirin, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines, prescriptions, stress

Making changes to your diet, managing stress and taking supplements can prevent migraines and reduce their severity. Learn what you can do to help yourself without a prescription.


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Why You Should Limit Alcohol Before Bed for Better Sleep

Tags: alcohol, drinking, insomnia, sleep, sleep disorders, sleep hygeine, sleepwalking

Having a drink or taking a drug before bedtime can lead to sleep disturbances and other medical problems. Find out why and what to do if you need to take a prescription medication that is disturbing your sleep.