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Paralyzed Patients Get Reason for Hope with New Study

Last month the National Institutes of Health announced the astonishing results of a breakthrough study.  According to the NIH, 5 men who were previously completely paralyzed were able to move their legs with the help of noninvasive spinal cord stimulation.  […]

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Tomorrow Is World Cerebral Palsy Day! Wednesday, October 1 is World Cerebral Palsy Day, a day centered on raising awareness for the condition worldwide. Cerebral Palsy is a life-altering neurological disorder that affects movement and posture. It can appear in […]

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Joan Rivers Set to Come Out of Medically Induced Coma Today

“Fashion Police” Star Joan Rivers in Critical Condition at Mt. Sinai Hospital The snarky star of the E! show Fashion Police, Joan Rivers, is on life support and in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital after she apparently stopped breathing during […]

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mouse Mind? MIT Research Shows Promise for PTSD

Experiment Shows Brain Rewiring Possible in Mice Suffering from Painful Memories Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious mental health condition affecting 7.7 million adults in the U.S.  The condition is characterized by painful flashbacks, bad dreams, and a “flight-or-fight” […]

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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Severe Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Vitamin D May Significantly Decrease the Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Yesterday I wrote about new findings on a daily aspirin regimen that suggest that practicing this behavior can significantly reduce the risk of three types of cancer and subsequent […]

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Topical Painkillers for Baby’s Teething Woes May Cause Serious Harm

Viscous Lidocaine Not Safe for Baby’s Teething Pain Doctors shouldn’t prescribe the topical painkiller viscous lidocaine 2% for baby’s suffering from teething pain, according to the FDA.  The agency recently released a statement warning parents and doctors alike that topical […]

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Camilla’s Brother Dies After Falling and Hitting Head in NYC

Camilla’s Brother Dies in Tragic Fall Resulting in Head Injury Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are reeling after learning that her brother, Mark Shand, died after falling and hitting his head at a hotel.  Medical examiners will determine the […]

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New Motorcycles Offer the Latest in Advanced Safety Technology

Motorcycles Acquire New Safety Features Motorcycles can be dangerous, which can be due to factors with the motorcyclist such as poor driving skills, distractedness or intoxication.  It may also be other careless drivers on the road who may not share […]

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Canadian Men’s Freestyle Ski Winner Dedicates Gold Medal to Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Canadian Skier Dedicates Gold Medal to Brother With Cerebral Palsy As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics come to a close, Canadian skier Alex Bilodeau took the opportunity to dedicate his gold medal to his brother, Frederic, who suffers from cerebral […]

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Exposure to Common Infections Linked to Cognitive Decline

Exposure to Common Infections Could Permanently Damage Brain Recent research has discovered that exposure to common infections, including Chlamydia pneumoniae (which can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis), Helicobacter pylori (which can lead to stomach ulcers), and the herpes viruses (which can lead […]