Innovative heart device explores connection between A-fib and stroke

A recent innovation in heart rhythm monitoring has given neurologists and cardiologists a crucial new tool in detecting a potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or A-fib. A-fib, one of the leading causes of stroke, is a condition that leaves blood stagnating in the heart instead of being pumped through the body, forming … Continue reading Innovative heart device explores connection between A-fib and stroke

Can smartphones improve life for those with Alzheimer’s? New study explores

Early detection is critical in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute are working on a potentially life-changing screening to identify new genes that could trigger the condition. Discovering new triggers would no doubt have a profound impact on the future of Alzheimer’s care, but there’s also … Continue reading Can smartphones improve life for those with Alzheimer’s? New study explores

New stroke guidelines shape treatment options

Stroke is a highly disabling disease that affects nearly 800,000 Americans each year, and is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Fortunately, in recent years, much research and many resources have been dedicated toward stroke treatment and prevention, leading to the most recent guidelines from the International Stroke Conference. With these new guidelines, some … Continue reading New stroke guidelines shape treatment options

6 of the best ways to improve your memory and brain health

People of all ages have something in common — who wouldn’t want a better memory and a sharper mind? That desire grows stronger in many of us as we grow older and our bodies age. These biological changes include loss of brain mass and a breakdown of neurotransmitters, brain chemicals that send messages between cells. … Continue reading 6 of the best ways to improve your memory and brain health