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Stroke

This Is What a Stroke Looks Like

Stroke, a leading cause of death in the United States, causes more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease. Stroke risk more than doubles each decade after age 55, according the the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Here’s more from Dr. Amre Nouh, director of the Stroke Center at...

Dancing with the Stars

Watch Your Step: It’s Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s May 10

They’re doctors, administrators, corporate organizers – and now they’re dancers as part of the second annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute. “I’m no dancer – I’m not even sure I have rhythm!,” said Donna Handley, president...

Parkinson's and Psychosis

Parkinson’s and Psychosis: For Many, A Symptom of the Disease

Psychosis is a non-motor symptom of more than half of people with Parkinson’s disease. But there are ways to treat it. What is Psychosis? More than half of all patients with Parkinson’s disease eventually develop symptoms over the course of their disease. Find out what Parkinson’s patients can do about...

Epilepsy

When is a Seizure Defined as Epilepsy?

When signals in the brain misfire for whatever reason, the result can be a seizure that can include violent, spastic movements, foaming at the mouth and loss of consciousness. When someone has multiple seizures that are unpredictable, it may be epilepsy. “Epilepsy is characterized by seizures but people can have...