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Concussion History Associated with Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that a history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer’s-associated plaques in the brain. Study author and Mayo Clinic researcher Michelle Mielke, Ph.D., says, “Interestingly, in people with a history of concussion, a difference in the amount [...]

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It's TIME for a #migrainechat

   DO YOU HAVE MIGRAINES OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES?  Join @TIME's @AliceParkNY for a #migrainechat - Thursday Aug. 29th, 1 to 2 p.m. ET Mayo Clinic neurologist @daviddodick is participating, along with specialists from other medical institutions, the @AANPublic and the @ahsheadache.   Topics will include:   Long-term effects of migraines How [...]

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Learn More About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease research was presented to the American Academy of Neurology earlier this year, that's being described as a "big step forward" in diagnosing the disease.   Mayo Clinic neurologist, Charles Adler, M.D., Ph.D., says, “There is currently no diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease and this is the first study demonstrating the value of testing [...]

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Therapeutic Hypothermia Unlikely to Cause Cognitive Impairment for Heart Attack Victims

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that the majority of heart attack victims who receive therapeutic hypothermia after entering a coma don’t suffer cognitive decline and are able to return to everyday tasks. Most studies of comatose survivors of cardiac arrest focus on mortality or functional outcome based on physical limitations. [...]

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A Test to Gauge the Severity of Concussions

Neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Arizona have taken what promises to be the first step in creating a diagnostic test to gauge the severity of concussions, beyond patient input. This research study shows physical results that a concussion has occurred using autonomic reflex testing. Click here for news release Sound [...]

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Acting Out Dreams Linked to Dementia

The strongest predictor of whether a man is developing dementia with Lewy bodies is whether he acts out his dreams while sleeping. Mayo Clinic researchers discovered male patients are five times more likely to have dementia with Lewy bodies if they experience a condition known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior [...]

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American Academy of Neurology Discussing Concussions, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and more ...

SAN DIEGO - Mayo Clinic neurology experts are presenting research findings on Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, sleep disorders, concussions, multiple sclerosis and more at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in San Diego, March 16–23. They also are available to offer expert comment on other research findings. A sound [...]

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Head Trauma, Pesticides and Lack of Coffee Linked to Parkinson’s Disease in Men

Men who have had head trauma, used pesticides and don’t drink coffee are more likely to be associated with Parkinson’s disease. When those characteristics were coupled with immunologic diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus, plus a family history of dementia, men were even likelier to have Parkinson’s. Read EMBARGOED news [...]

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