Brain Health

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What to Do (and Not Do) After You Get a Concussion

Concussions can happen to anyone, not just professional athletes. It’s important to treat yourself well after an accident that results in a concussion.
A concussion is

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Alzheimer’s Tool Lets People 50 or Older Monitor Their Risk Factors

An online tool that helps older people monitor their brain health has been developed at the Keck School of Medicine of USC with other medical

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5 Signs Your Headache Is Not Normal

See your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of these troubling symptoms.
We all get headaches from time to time. They can be

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Do Concussions Increase the Risk of Stroke or Brain Cancer?

Whether from a minor car accident to a game of flag football, concussions are surprising common.
Concussions occur whenever the brain moves or shifts within the

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Having Headaches for No Reason? Get Checked for Meningioma

Meningioma symptoms develop slowly but account for one-third of all brain tumors.
Slow-growing tumors called meningioma can be hard to detect because of their subtlety. They

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The Most Common Snowboarding and Skiing Injuries — and How to Prevent Them

Here’s how to stay safe and make it home in one happy, healthy piece after hitting the slopes this winter.
First the good news: Serious skiing

What Is Deep Brain Stimulation?

For patients with few options, deep brain stimulation is a lifesaver, treating neurological conditions like tremors and fluctuations in motor skills.
You may not have heard

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A Vaccine To Stop Alzheimer’s?

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States — Alzheimer’s disease — with

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Why Women Get More Headaches Than Men

No, it’s not that women are more sensitive to pain than men; there’s a biological reason behind the difference.

Throughout their lives, women are more likely