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Football And Brain Damage: The Study That Shook The Sport

Will the ominous study published in July by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that suggested regular hits to the head can cause a degenerative brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), change the way football players and the game’s fans approach the upcoming season? Probably not. John Urschel, a Baltimore...


He’s Lived Four Years With Same Deadly Brain Cancer As John McCain

Rambling, often incoherent questioning by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), diagnosed in late July with a lethal brain cancer known as glioblastoma, during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing the previous month now must be considered a possible early sign of his illness. “I am not sure as to the exact size...


New Headache Center Unveiled at Blueback Square, West Hartford

Shortly after joining Hartford HealthCare in 2015, Headache Center Medical Director Dr. Brian Grosberg said “our mission is to develop a nationally recognized” headache center. That statement has become one step closer to reality with the new Hartford HealthCare Headache Center at Blue Back Square in West Hartford, where a...


Debilitating migraines can be treated

It’s a fact that millions of people around the world suffer from intense migraines. “Anyone who has ever had a migraine knows the feeling all too well,” said Dr. Abigail Chua, who practices in the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center, part of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute. “Intense throbbing pain,...


Olive Oil Key Ingredient in Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Pam Harrison Medscape Medical News Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) appears to protect memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of beta amyloid (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain — the classic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) — new animal research shows. The study, conducted by investigators at...