Brain Injury

U.S. News & World Report: AHA News: Many women plagued by anxiety after stroke

Angie Read Doyal was unsure if she’d be the same after her stroke. So, when she felt ready to return to work after only seven weeks of intense physical, speech and occupational therapy, she was confident. But that self-assurance quickly was undermined by severe anxiety, panic attacks and depression. (February 7, 2019) Read the full […]

Futurity: Right exercise ‘dose’ treats teen concussions

Teen athletes who sustained concussions while playing sports recovered more quickly when they underwent a supervised, aerobic exercise regimen, according to a new study. The study is the first randomized clinical trial of a treatment in the acute phase after a sport-related concussion. The goal was to evaluate prescribed, progressive sub-symptom threshold exercise as a […]

Science Daily: Absentmindedness points to earlier warning signs of silent strokes among people at risk

Adults who notice that they frequently lose their train of thought or often become sidetracked may in fact be displaying earlier symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as a “silent stroke,” suggests a recent study.Researchers uncovered that individuals with damage to the brain’s white matter, caused by silent strokes, reported poor attentiveness and […]

U.S. News & World Report: AHA News: Fluctuating blood pressure after stroke could mean higher risk of death

Experts already know there’s a link between high blood pressure and stroke, but a growing body of research suggests yo-yoing blood pressure also might play a role. A new study, presented this week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, delved deeper into the topic by researching whether increased blood pressure variability […]

Health 24: What can the ability to balance reveal about your brain health?

Stand on one leg. Can you stay that way for 20 seconds? Yoga lovers, among others, have always preached the importance of balance in health and fitness. Some experts believe that a simple one-leg test could be an indicator of problems, particularly stroke risk. (February 5, 2019) Read the full article here

Medical News Today: Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke

Two new research studies show that the chance of experiencing a stroke are significantly higher after flu or flu-like illness. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke. The risk factors include weight, smoking status, age, and family history of stroke. (February 1, 2019) Read the full article here

News-Medical: Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic is fueling a steep rise in infection-related stroke hospitalizations, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. This study will also be simultaneously published in […]