Research and Statistics: How Common Are Strokes?

Strokes are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. According to the World Stroke Organization, 1 in 4 people will have a stroke in their lifetime. In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability. Here are some statistics on strokes: Every 40 seconds, someone […]

Epilepsy: A Common but Misunderstood Condition

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes recurring seizures. A seizure is a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain that can cause a variety of symptoms, including jerking or shaking movements, loss of consciousness, and confusion. Epilepsy is not contagious and is not caused by any specific behavior or lifestyle choices. In most […]

Parkinson’s Disease: A Disease of the Brain

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually and get worse over time. They can include tremor, slowness of movement, stiffness, and balance problems. The cause of PD is unknown, but it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is no cure […]

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