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Brain & Spine

Helmets for Skateboarders are a No-Brainer

Skateboarding is an exciting sport that attracts daredevils, young and old, with a rebellious spirit. It can be a fun form of exercise and a great way to encourage kids to get outside and stop looking at their phones. On the flip side, skateboarding without proper safety measures can lead to far more than scraped…

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Parkinson’s Disease: Where it Starts – and Why That Matters

Typically, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is thought of as one condition with many symptoms. But a new study concludes that it is actually two diseases — a theory that could ultimately alter treatment for the progressive neurogenerative disease. Researchers, who published their findings in the neurology journal Brain, used advanced scanning techniques to show that Parkinson’s can…

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Focusing on You: Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery at UHealth

Outpatient Spinal Surgery Now Available [arve url=”https://youtu.be/QXl1CgLPLug” width=”640″ height=360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Dr. Michael Wang, chief of neurosurgery at UHealth Tower, the flagship hospital of the University of Miami Health System, discusses a minimally-invasive approach to spinal surgery he pioneered that is now available as an outpatient procedure.   TRANSCRIPTION Pam Giganti: Sandra Grant still struggles with…

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Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccines May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

According to new research, getting seasonal flu and pneumococcal vaccinations may help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This finding was released at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Researchers behind one study reviewed over 9,000 health records. They found that a single flu, or influenza, vaccination is associated with a 17% reduction in Alzheimer’s.…

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What are the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19?

For many who contract the novel coronavirus, the manifestations of the disease tend to the mild and moderate, with improvement in a couple of weeks. But for those who survive COVID-19 after intubation and a long hospital stay, the health ramifications may last long after they are discharged.  COVID-19 is showing itself to be much…

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