PATIENT STORY

‘She has a guardian angel’

When Brianna Laux, 12, faced a life-threatening brain condition, her mother believes “all the stars were aligned” for success.

March 6, 2017 5

Troubling trend in senior prescriptions

In patients 65 and older, use of opioids, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotics more than doubled from 2004 to 2013.

February 22, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘It doesn’t look like you had a stroke’

With quick action, surgery and medication, Darlene Smitter avoided major brain damage.

February 8, 2017 2

Faith and trust

When Gerald Peters suffered a stroke, he and his wife found care and rehabilitation close to home.

January 27, 2017 0

Want to stay smart? Volunteer

People who are socially engaged and civically minded may possess sharper minds as they age.

January 13, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Your top stories of 2016

From inspirational to informational, Health Beat delivers you a daily dose of stories you don't want to miss. Here are the best of the best.

December 19, 2016 0

Paws for peacefulness

Adults with long-term mental conditions gain solace and support from their pets, study finds.

December 19, 2016 0

Brain scans foretell fall risk

Measurements of multitasking brain activity in healthy older adults could determine the likelihood they'll take a tumble.

December 17, 2016 0

New hope in brain trauma treatment

Deep brain stimulation could help patients overcome behavioral and emotional problems associated with serious injury.

October 8, 2016 0

Super-ager brains stay young

Study: Mentally sharp older folks have brains that don't shrink in key regions, unlike the brains of people with memory loss.

September 22, 2016 0
PATIENT STORY

America’s migraine problem

Millions suffer from these intense, recurring headaches. Are we taking them seriously—or just shrugging them off?

September 11, 2016 4

Make key decisions with this driving simulator

This high-tech device will help patients with dementia and brain injury remain safe on the road—or off it.

July 30, 2016 2