Learning about a herniated disk can be intimidating. Let our experts walk you through the facts, the questions, and the answers to help you better understand this condition.
Timeline: 0:00 Introduction 0:24 What is a herniated disk? 1:16 What causes a herniated disk? / Risk factors 2:10 Symptoms of a herniated disk 2:49 How is a herniated disk diagnosed? 3:38 Treatment options 4:50 Coping methods/ What now? 5:16 Ending
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Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. with almost 800,000 cases diagnosed each year. Dr. David Miller, director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains how to reduce your stroke risk..
More than one million Americans were killed by Covid-19 in just over two years, the CDC reports. But the disease has hit some segments of the U.S. population far more than others. Photo illustration: Todd Johnson
Although intermittent fasting is most widely known as a weight-loss strategy, emerging research suggests that it could have benefits for brain health and cognition. But does it actually work, are there any drawbacks and how long would you have to fast to see benefits?
WSJ’s Daniela Hernandez breaks down what’s known and what’s not about the neuroscience of intermittent fasting.
Video Timeline: 0:00 Could intermittent fasting help our brains work better and longer? 0:31 How long would you have to fast to see any potential cognitive benefits? 1:04 How intermittent fasting could affect your ability to focus 2:27 Potential mood-related benefits of intermittent fasting 2:48 How intermittent fasting can affect brain health 4:03 Potential drawbacks of intermittent fasting
The burgeoning field of “nutrigenomics” claims that the food we eat can alter our genetics. Dietitians, scientists and lifestyle companies have all hopped on the bandwagon.
Nutrigenomics (also known as nutritional genomics) is broadly defined as the relationship between nutrients, diet, and gene expression. The launch of the Human Genome Project in the 1990s and the subsequent mapping of human DNA sequencing ushered in the ‘era of big science’, jump-starting the field of nutrigenomics that we know today.
Bones are living organisms that build and break down, but when the body loses more bone than it makes, problems can arise. Early detection and treatment can help those with bone loss maintain active lifestyles. Dr. Ejigayehu Abate, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, explains what women should know about osteoporosis.
The mantra of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center is “time is brain.” Innovations and teamwork help ensure that this mantra applies to all stages of stroke recovery. Take a peek into the multifaceted treatment strategies offered by the center’s team of experts.
These include stroke risk screenings, hyperacute emergency treatments, innovative hospital care such as digital therapeutics, early rehabilitation, programs to ensure smooth transitions to home, and cutting-edge clinical research. The Stroke Center team is on a mission to improve the life of every patient who has had a stroke. #Stroke#JohnsHopkins
In a nonrandomized controlled intervention study published in JAMA, researchers in Germany assessed whether deployment of a flying interventional team, consisting of a neurointerventional radiologist and an angiography assistant, was associated with a shorter time to endovascular thrombectomy for patients in rural or intermediate population areas in Southeast Bavaria.
Stroke prevention by a healthy lifestyle, including a good diet, regular exercise, and sleep is of course preferable to treatment.
However, stroke still claims more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, and is a major factor in disability.
Recognition of a stroke is the first crucial step, and has been discussed in DWWR previously; FAST is the Menmonic and guiding principle. Ask the patient to smile, and it may be assymmetric, with one side drooping. Ask the patient to raise both arms, and one may drift down. Ask the patient to repeat a simple sentence, and he may be unable to do so. And above all be speedy, since time is of the essence, and treatment must take place within a very few hours.
Modern medical centers in large cities frequently have a team dedicated to treating stroke. The patient goes for a CT or MRI while the Catheter team assembles. An intravenous clot dissolver, tPA, is often used, or possibly a catheter is inserted into an artery and guided to the proper location. Sometimes the clot is mechanically removed as in the accompanying video.
The helicopter stroke response team featured in the posting is one aspect of the speed that is so essential; any delay will result in death, sometimes permanently, of brain cells.
Acute Heart attack treatment is basically similar to stroke, and was the pioneering venture into the interventional radiology described above. Also, the heart may be the source of the clots that lodge in the brain, especially from atrial fibrillation.
Please enjoy the following video which shows how mechanical clot removal is achieved.
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth or mass of cells in or around the brain. It is also called a central nervous system tumor. Tumors that develop in the brain are called primary tumors. Tumors that spread to the brain after forming in a different part of the body are called secondary tumors or metastatic tumors. This video focuses on primary malignant brain tumors.
Chapters: 0:00 What is a primary malignant brain tumor? 0:31 What are the main kinds of malignant brain tumors? 1:35 How are brain tumors graded? 1:57 How are primary malignant brain tumors treated? 2:53 When should you see your provider?
While a serious form of cancer, five-year survival rates have quadrupled over the last several decades. What’s key to these positive outcomes? Dr. Shanda Blackmon says early detection allows for minimally invasive treatments that can preserve the esophagus. Having a minimally invasive esophagectomy typically allows a patient to recover quicker with less pain than an open esophagectomy.
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