Brain & Neuro

Caring for a loved one after a stroke  Featured
Caring for a loved one after a stroke
Medical experts say when families endure a medical crisis, it can take a huge toll. Here are 4 ways to help your loved one — and yourself — through stroke recovery.
On pins and needles 
On pins and needles
I wasn’t wild about getting an acupuncture treatment to relieve my migraines. Then my headache went away in an hour.
Alzheimer’s could be linked to high blood sugar level, study says 
Alzheimer’s could be linked to high blood sugar level, study says
New research suggests people who are pre-diabetic and have elevated blood sugar levels may be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Should you cut back on artificial sweeteners? 
Should you cut back on artificial sweeteners?
While they can be a zero-calorie substitute for sugar, health care professionals want you to know that not all sweeteners are created equal.
New ‘pipeline’ to treating brain aneurysms 
New ‘pipeline’ to treating brain aneurysms
Physicians at Advocate Christ Medical Center are among the first to use novel technology for eliminating large brain aneurysms without surgery.
Painless radiation stops dangerous brain tumor 
Painless radiation stops dangerous brain tumor
A minimally invasive radiation procedure called Cyberknife, shrinks tumors without hospital stays and long recovery periods. Here’s a success story.
Senator Mark Kirk’s stroke raises awareness 
Senator Mark Kirk’s stroke raises awareness
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk’s inspiring story put stroke in the national spotlight. Here are tips to help you recognize stroke and get help fast.