Posts Tagged ‘Brain Buzz’

Chronic Pain Begins with the Brain

For many people who suffer from chronic back pain, traditional treatments leave them unsatisfied and even worse, still in pain. Physical therapy, injections, drugs and even surgeries offer temporary relief at best, and often more pain and debilitation. However, as more and more patients are searching for effective treatments for chronic pain, and more is…

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The Power of Brain Plasticity

What if you could positively affect your brain in just 30 days? If asked, nearly everyone would like to improve brain function, memory and process information faster. Changing the brain for the better is easier than one might think. The secret to improving brain function lies in brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, which refers…

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Your Brain Health on Tech

We live in a digital world. Technology is expanding in nearly every business sector. We socialize online, shop the web, communicate with friends and family in distant places via the computer, the list goes on and on. Technology has long been important to the medical industry but today we are seeing new and exciting uses…

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The Brain Health Index and You

No one is immune from the possibility of a stroke. In fact, in the United States today, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Although the stroke death rate has declined over 28 percent from 2004 to 2014, stokes still account for 11.8 percent of deaths worldwide and is the second-leading global cause of death,…

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Drug-Free Alternatives for Treatment of Pain

In the United States today, more than 33 million Americans ages 12 and older have misused prescription opiate drugs. In 2016 alone, there were more than 63,600 overdose deaths… that’s an average of 115 opioid overdose deaths per day. If nothing is done, A forecast by STAT predicts that as many as 650,000 people will…

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Can Brain Stimulation Enhance Memory?

Have you ever struggled to recall something routine or catch yourself forgetting why you walked in a room or where you put something? Or maybe you’ve been feeling the effects of a little brain fog? Forgetting things from time to time is normal but what should you do if your forgetfulness becomes more than the…

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Sounds That Make You Cringe…

Does the sound of someone chewing make you cringe? Does whistling make you want to head for the nearest exit? Does a ticking clock disrupt your concentration to the point of annoyance? If any of these are true, along with a laundry list of other sounds that cause panic or discomfort, you may have misophonia.

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Traveling with a Neurological Condition

It is officially summertime and for many people that means fun in the sun, vacations and travel. While many people give little thought to preparations beyond the basics like transportation, lodging and entertainment, people with neurological conditions have to put a bit more thought into their travel plans. With some planning, there is no reason…

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The Developing Brain

Brain development has been studied extensively and the work continues today. Our brain’s ability to change and shape itself was once thought to occur only in childhood. Today, we know more than ever about the intricate workings of the brain and that not only does brain development continue into later years, but the brain has…

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How Important is Physical Fitness for the Brain?

Physical fitness has been known as the key to good health for centuries. Physical fitness has built the world’s best bodies and toughest athletes. Touted for it’s positive effects when it comes to aging and releasing “feel good” endorphins, physical fitness is important for overall health and well-being. But did you know that physical fitness…

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