Exercise May Boost Motor Function Recovery in Stroke
April 30, 2014

Aerobic exercise not only improves cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with stroke but also may have a beneficial effect on neuroplasticity and improve motor recovery.

Self-management Lifts Cognitive Function in Epilepsy
April 30, 2014

The results of a new study indicate that a simple self-management intervention may improve patients’ cognitive performance.

New Epilepsy, Sleep Apnea Tool: Don’t Get Caught Napping
April 29, 2014

Screening for and then treating obstructive sleep apnea may help improve seizure control in epilepsy, a new study shows.

Carotid Stenosis Tied to Cognitive Decline as Well as Stroke
April 29, 2014

Patients who have blockages in the carotid arteries are at risk not only for stroke but possibly for cognitive impairment as well.

New Drug Class Shows Promise in Migraine Prevention
April 29, 2014

Studies of the first specific mechanism-based treatments may harken a new era of prevention.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Marks Brain Damage With Cardiac Arrest
April 29, 2014

Measuring cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers may help determine the amount of a patient’s brain damage and complement clinical assessments.

Genetic Test Reveals High, or Low, Pain Perception
April 28, 2014

The test may identify which patients have a high or a low predisposition for pain perception, according to the results of a new study.

Mild Cognitive Impairment Raises Risk of Death
April 28, 2014

The death rate appears to be higher in these persons than in those who are cognitively normal.

Marijuana Treats Some Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
April 28, 2014

Oral and spray forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms, according to a systematic review from the American Academy of Neurology.

Back to Basics: A Spine Disorder Photo Quiz
April 16, 2014

Back and neck complaints rank among the top reasons for visits to primary care physicians. Take this week’s photo quiz to test your knowledge of these sometimes mysterious disorders.