Brain-Spine Stories

What to expect during stroke recovery

What to expect during stroke recovery

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Recovering from a stroke takes time and special rehabilitation. Dr. Kathleen Bell shares what to expect during the stroke recovery process.

Ready to seize the day

Ready to seize the day

 

Last summer, Trevor Williams had surgery to treat his epilepsy. Two months later, “everything changed,” he says.

See the signs of a stroke, save a life

See the signs of a stroke, save a life

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Know the signs of a stroke and act FAST to save a life.

Finding solutions for uncontrolled seizures

Finding solutions for uncontrolled seizures

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Finding a successful treatment for uncontrolled seizures starts with accurate diagnosis. Dr. Perven explains how we find the source of seizures.

Who should consider epilepsy surgery, and when

Who should consider epilepsy surgery, and when

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Recent advancements have made epilepsy surgery safer and more effective. Dr. Lega discusses when people with epilepsy should consider a surgical evaluation.

Vic’s story: Glioblastoma and a ‘Magic Johnson miracle’

Vic’s story: Glioblastoma and a ‘Magic Johnson miracle’

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Vic Zanetti talks about being diagnosed and treated for grade 4 glioblastoma, and how he plans to keep outrunning it until medicine can catch up.

A look at how ‘sleep genes’ may affect our circadian rhythms

A look at how ‘sleep genes’ may affect our circadian rhythms

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A study about “sleep genes” in mice might explain why we need sleep, and how we may be able to treat sleep disorders in the future.

Get more sleep with good sleep hygiene

Get more sleep with good sleep hygiene

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A third of Dallas-Fort Worth residents don’t get enough sleep, putting their health at risk. How a few simple lifestyle changes can get you a few more Zs.

‘Brain shrinkage’ increases traumatic brain injury risk in older adults who fall

‘Brain shrinkage’ increases traumatic brain injury risk in older adults who fall

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Most cases of TBI in older adults are due to falls. Dr. Bell shares tips to protect loved ones and spot the somewhat vague symptoms of fall-related TBI.

When should a student-athlete see a doctor for a concussion?

When should a student-athlete see a doctor for a concussion?

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It’s terrifying when a student-athlete gets a concussion. Usually, these kids recover fine. But when should an athlete see a doctor for concussion symptoms?