Neurology

The Parkinson’s Foundation launched first-ever Nurse Fellowship program

The Parkinson’s Foundation recently announced the launch of its new Parkinson’s Nurse Fellowship program in the U.S. The fellowship award will offer support up to...

Legalization of marijuana and schizophrenia

The legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes is a hot topic in many states. As a mother and healthcare professional, I feel...

Managing carotid stenosis to prevent stroke

Watch for warning signs to reduce risk. Takeaways: Approximately 87% of all strokes are ischemic, with 30% directly attributed to atherosclerosis of the internal carotid...

Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic Research

In early September 2019, Johns Hopkins opened its new Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, which explores the use of psychedelics on brain function,...

Cystocerebral syndrome

Rapid recognition leads to a quick reversal. Takeaways: Assess the full medical history of patients on admission, including bowel and bladder issues to reduce risk...

This Month is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month!

To honor National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, I would like to highlight a feature of the disease that’s of special interest to me as...

A potential link in high salt diets and cognitive decline

A new study from Nature highlights a potential link in high-salt diets and Alzheimer’s disease. The study examined salt-rich diets in mice, which led to...

Emerging treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease

Biogen announced that it will pursue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s regulatory approval process for its drug aducanumab to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The...

Lessons to be learned through aphasia

In recognition of World Stroke Day, I want to share some lessons I learned during a previous lifetime when I worked alongside people with...

Longer estrogen exposure improves cognitive function

Based on a new study, postmenopausal women may see improved cognitive function with endogenous estrogen exposure (EEE). The new study from The Journal of North...

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Will Omicron Be More Contagious Than Delta?

If the first thing you heard about the omicron variant over the holiday weekend was that it is bad news, the second thing was...