Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk
People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found
Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients
Study shows higher early death and heart failure risk from slight increase in numbers
Brain Scan Test Predicts Fall Risk in Elderly
Such a test gives insight into neurological changes that make falls more likely, researchers say
Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering
MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion
Your Guide to A Healthy Mind
About the Brain and Nervous System
Your brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system, which connects to nerves throughout your body.
Neurological Tests and Procedures
The nervous system is complex, and diagnosing nerve problems can be challenging. But your doctor has many tools to help in the evaluation.
Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders
Alzheimers disease is the most common form of dementia, but other conditions can also cause memory and thought problems.
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
When a clot blocks blood flow to the brain or a blood vessel in the brain bursts, the entire body can be affected.
A healthy brain is built on a healthy body: Keep your brain fit by eating right, getting regular exercise, and staying mentally active.
Neurological Diseases and Conditions
From chronic low back pain to degenerative conditions like Parkinsons disease, this category spans a broad range of conditions.
Headaches are a common neurological complaint. They are generally classified as migraines, tension headaches, or cluster headaches.
If youve had a stroke or brain or spinal cord trauma, or you have a neuromuscular disorder like Bells palsy, rehabilitation can help you recover more quickly.
Children and Neurological Conditions
The first sign of a neurological problem may be a delay in developmental milestones or changes in movement or reflexes.