Brain & Spine Health

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Daylight Savings Time: 4 Tips to Help Your Body Adjust

Tags: daylight savings time, fall, sleep, sleep hygeine

Stick to your normal routine, with a few minor changes, to help your body adjust to fall and spring time shifts without suffering from as much sleepiness. Find other tips to managing time changes.


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Mobile Stroke Units Bring You Quicker, Lifesaving Treatment

Tags: brain, brain health, childhood stroke, mini-stroke, stroke

When it comes to treating a stroke, every second counts. Mobile stroke units, which are new to the U.S., cut the wait for receiving time-critical clot-busting drugs. Learn more.


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8 Myths About Your Back — Busted

Tags: back pain, back surgery, chronic back pain, herniated disc, myths, pinched nerve, spine

Misinformation abounds about back problems. How many times have you heard that exercise can hurt your back? Or that if you consult a spine surgeon about pain, you're sure to wind up in surgery? Get the facts about back pain.


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Cutting Calories, Burning Tumors and Other News of the Week

Tags: brain health, brain tumor, calories, diet, news

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.


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How to Spot Epilepsy in Seniors When It Looks Like Dementia

Tags: #onememory, dementia, epilepsy, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), memory, memory loss, stroke

Epilepsy is often thought of as a condition affecting children, but it’s just as common in people over 65. In seniors, it’s often linked to other conditions such as stroke, and can be tougher to diagnose and treat.


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Parents: Signs of Teen Depression You Should Know

Tags: depression, mood, teenager, teens

If your child shows persistent signs of depression -- sadness, crying spells, behavior changes -- take steps to get help right away. Here's what to watch for.


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5 Amazing Brain Surgery Innovations

Tags: brain cancer, brain health, brain metastases, brain surgery, brain tumor, gamma knife, neurology

The brain, with its delicate twists and turns, can be a mine field for surgeons removing tumors while conserving healthy tissue. Here are five exciting innovations in the field of brain surgery that fight cancer and enhance patients' lives.


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Diabetes and Sleep Apnea: What You Need To Know

Tags: diabetes, sleep, sleep apnea, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

If you have diabetes, it is critical to manage your sleep apnea in order to manage your diabetes. Some 18 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea; millions more have it and don’t know it.


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Steps You Can Take To Guard Against Dementia

Tags: #onememory, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, dementia, memory, memory loss

Choosing a healthy lifestyle that features regular exercise, a nutritious diet, limited alcohol consumption and no smoking can slow or reverse dementia and cognitive deterioration.


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Keeping Your Limbs Limber Helps Keep MS Symptoms at Bay

Tags: exercise, MS, multiple sclerosis, physical therapy, stretching, therapy

Stretching, swimming, water aerobics, yoga, pilates, tai chi ... many of the usual ways people keep themselves fit and limber become doubly important for those with an MS diagnosis.