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Watch Your Head: Stroke After Brain Injury
About one in 53 Americans suffers a traumatic brain injury each year. This damage in the head may trigger an additional health problem: an increased likelihood of having a stroke.
Cautious Optimism for New Brain Drugs
When scientists discover a new type of drug that "promises" to become a "wonder" drug for all sorts of maladies, caution is a better route than joy and hope.
Walking Your Way Back to Brain Health
Relearning how to walk after a stroke or brain injury can be a difficult task. An innovative method for alternating walking patterns may aid patients in regaining their usual walking ability.
Brain Injury Increases Stroke Risk Tenfold
Suffering a traumatic brain injury is bad enough. Unfortunately, in the months and years to follow, such patients remain at a significantly increased risk of stroke.
Stroke of Genius?
Brain devastation resulting from stroke and head trauma is often due to the overproduction of a substance in the brain called glutamate . A new method of therapy may prevent this from happening.