Concussions: Signs, Complications and Risk Factors

The brain is a complex organ with many functions, and if it undergoes extreme trauma, those functions can be temporarily or permanently damaged. One example of trauma a brain might…

Polio: A Disorder of the Nervous System

Poliomyelitis, known as polio, is a dangerous, contagious viral illness that can lead to paralysis, trouble breathing and even death if it reaches its most severe form. Polio has been…

Nervous System Disorders: Meningitis

Meningitis is a condition characterized by inflammation in the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. These membranes, called meninges, can be infected through viral, bacterial or fungal sources, and…

What is a Stroke?

Like other areas of the body, the brain needs oxygen to survive and carry out its many important functions. Blood brings oxygen to the brain and other organs, and when…

Understanding Narcolepsy: Causes & Treatment

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that causes sudden, overwhelming attacks of daytime drowsiness or sleep. It can also make staying awake for a significant period of time very difficult.…

Epilepsy and Seizures: Understanding the Connection

Epilepsy, a group of neurological disorders related to seizures, can affect people of all ages and there are about 65 million cases around the world. Understanding epilepsy also includes understanding…

What is Tourette Syndrome?

Tourette syndrome, a condition of the nervous system, causes sudden, repetitive and uncontrollable behaviors. These behaviors include everything from words and sounds to simple movements, known cumulatively as “tics.” This…

Neurological Disorders: Parkinson’s Disease

Several diseases can affect our ability to control how we move our body. Many of these diseases are known as “movement disorders”. Perhaps one of the most well-known movement disorders is…

Kidney Failure

Kidney Failure

The Symptoms, Causes and Treatments of Kidney Disease No matter how healthy you might be, there’s always waste in your body that needs to be removed. Even healthy foods and…

Depression

What is a Concussion?

Most people associate concussions with collision sports. While sports are a common cause, there are other ways to get a concussion. In fact, any trauma that shakes the brain in…