Brain & Neuro

Dementia on the decline for some seniors 
Dementia on the decline for some seniors
Researchers say a healthier population and increased education are leading to a drop in the number of seniors with dementia.
Can healthy food boost your mood? 
Can healthy food boost your mood?
Experts say it’s possible to eat your way to a healthier and happier you. Check out these foods that are good for your mind and body.
Migraine treatment approach could mean lasting relief  Featured
Migraine treatment approach could mean lasting relief
Blocking the nerves that trigger migraines may be the key to skipping the pills and relieving the pain.
Spinal injury patient back on beat  Featured
Spinal injury patient back on beat
Neurosurgeons at the Spine Center at Advocate Christ Medical Center perform a life-changing surgery for a professional jazz musician nearly immobilized by a spinal cord injury.
Caffeinated meds may increase stroke risk 
Caffeinated meds may increase stroke risk
A new study reveals that drinking caffeinated beverages while taking medications containing caffeine could be a dangerous mix for some.
Autism rates in children linked to pollution levels? 
Autism rates in children linked to pollution levels?
A Harvard study says what pregnant women breathe in and ingest may directly impact their child’s brain development.
Soccer players who frequently ‘head’ the ball may be hurting their brain 
Soccer players who frequently ‘head’ the ball may be hurting their brain
Researchers say repetitive “heading” may damage brain cells over time, study finds.