More Millennials are having Strokes

October 15, 2017


As published by Scientific American  Dina Fine Maron

A growing body of research indicates strokes among U.S. millennials—ages 18 to 34—have soared in recent years.

But an analysis by Scientific American has revealed significant differences in where these strokes are occurring, depending both on region and whether people live in rural or urban settings. The investigation, which used data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), was reviewed by five stroke experts and found that the West and Midwest have seen especially worrisome increases among younger adults.

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What is the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s? A decline in glucose levels

October 11, 2017

A decline of glucose levels in the brain signals the onset of Alzheimer’s disease even before the first symptoms appear, says a new study — a finding that could potentially prevent Alzheimer’s. 

by Dana Dovey

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What Is The Earliest Sign Of Alzheimer’s Disease? Decline In Glucose Levels Signals Onset Of Cognitive Degeneration; Alzheimer’s Prevention May Be Possible

October 8, 2017


By Dana Dovey, IBT

Although doctors have long noted the association between declining glucose levels in the brain and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, for the first time ever, a study now published online in the journal Translational Psychiatry has proved that these declining energy levels are a direct trigger for the cognitive impairments traditionally associated with the disease. According to a recent statement on the study, this may explain why diabetes, a condition in which glucose cannot enter the cells, is a known risk factor for dementia. Read the rest of this entry »

Multiple Sclerosis: Why You Feel the Way You Do

October 4, 2017


Published by Everyday Health, Medical Adviser: Lauren Krupp, MD Written By: Alyssa Etier

MS can affect a number of functions, from movement to sensations to thought and speech. Which symptoms you experience — and whether they progress or go into remission — is unique to you. Understanding your MS requires a closer look at two important body systems:


This is the body’s control system. Comprised of the brain and spinal cord, it sends and receives messages from the rest of the body through a network of neurons. Those neurons have a protective myelin sheath that helps with quick, efficient conductivity of signals.


The immune system attacks foreign invaders to keep you healthy. But with MS, immune cells mistakenly invade the brain and spinal cord, damaging myelin and, to some degree, myelin-producing cells (oligodendrocytes) and the neuron itself. As the body tries to contain this damage from spreading, scar tissue — called a lesion, or plaque — forms.

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Breakthrough Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment for TBI Could Succeed Where the VA Has Failed

October 1, 2017

Clint Chamberlin is just one of the veterans who has seen incredible recovery because of the Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment, which he sought due to the failure of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide him serious treatment apart from a list of psychotropic drugs.

HBOT is an alternative treatment that actually helps to heal the brain, as opposed to medicine that just dampens symptoms.

HBOT works by pumping pure oxygen into a body chamber to increase tissue oxygen availability. For patients suffering from a TBI, the hypothesis is that some of the injured tissue is non-functioning, and pure oxygen helps to reactivate the tissue, which can mitigate the impact of a TBI.

Read more at Breakthrough Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Could Succeed Where the VA Has Failed

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