Tag Archives: Neurology

Diagnosis and Treatment of ALS

Dr. Brian Crum, a Mayo Clinic Neurologist talks about the diagnosis and treatment of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes degeneration of the nerve cells in certain regions of the brain and spinal cord that control the voluntary muscles.

Exercise Your Brain To Prevent Memory Loss

A Mayo Clinic study found that engaging in cognitive activities like reading books, playing games or crafting in middle age or later life are associated with a decreased risk of mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a transitional state between normal aging and the earliest features of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a disorder of the […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Explained

Dr. William Freeman, the Neurologic Critical Care Director at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, explains traumatic brain injury.

What is Cervical Disk Disease

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. William Krauss explains cervical disk disease. To listen, click the link below. What is Cervical Disk Disease

TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is usually the result of a sudden, violent blow to the head — which causes the brain to collide with the inside of the skull. This collision can bruise the brain, tear nerve fibers and cause bleeding. The severity of traumatic brain injury can vary greatly. A mild traumatic brain injury may […]