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Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer’s Disease

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

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of his NFL team because of his Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, fatal disease of the brain that destroys memory and thinking skills and impairs basic daily functions.

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Immune Cells Help Protect Brain Cells after Traumatic Injury

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, brain injury, chronic disease, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology

New research shows a type of cell widely believed to make chronic adult brain diseases worse can protect the brain from traumatic brain injury and may slow neurodegenerative diseases.

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Drug Shows Promise in Slowing Effects of Alzheimer’s

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, memory, treatment

One of the most distressing aspects of Alzheimer’s disease is that there is no cure. But a new drug is showing promise as an effective treatment that slows down the disease’s debilitating effects.

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Your Emotions Can Hurt Your Heart

Tags: depression, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

Feeling down hurts your heart, say two new studies that examine links between depression and heart disease, and how exercise helps both.

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Protecting Athletes from Concussion an Ethical Obligation

Tags: brain health, concussion, Concussions, head injury sports injury, sports injuries

Doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion, says a new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology.

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Try These Natural Tricks to Fall Asleep More Easily

Tags: acupuncture, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Insomnia, integrative medicine, melatonin, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, yoga

There's good news for people who need more restful sleep: a wide range of complementary medicine options -- non-invasive and non-habit forming -- that can be used in addition to standard treatment for insomnia.

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Can Medication Help With Your Child’s Autism?

Tags: ADHD, ASD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, autism spectrum disorder, medication, medications

When aggression, self-injury or other symptoms get in the way of your child’s social and academic development, medications offer extra help.

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Brain Pacemakers, Vaccine Ethics and Other News of the Week

Tags: cleveland clinic in the news, gluten, gluten-free, news, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, vaccines, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

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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Help Your Child Develop Healthy Sleep Habits For Life (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, infographic, pediatric sleep disorders, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, sleep hygeine

Sleep deprivation is a national epidemic that is affecting our children, too. Learn about your child’s sleep needs and what steps you can take to get them on the road to healthy sleeping habits. Find out exactly how much sleep your child needs and how to make it happen!

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5 Ways You Can Conquer Restless Legs at Night

Tags: Insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep

You are lying in bed trying to fall asleep. But you can’t nod off because of an overwhelming urge to move your legs. What’s going on? You might have Restless Legs Syndrome.