As a healthy woman, having a stroke isn’t something that I think about often. Though I could definitely be labeled a hypochondriac, stroke doesn’t top the list of what I usually worry about. But it turns out that I have an elevated risk of having a stroke sometime during my life. Why? Because I have … Continue reading What Migraines Can Tell You About Your Risk for Stroke
You’re on information overload. An inbox full of emails, a calendar full of meetings and a long to-do list leave you forgetting things right and left. In the frantic moments of forgotten cell phones or misplaced car keys, do you ever question your ability to remember things? You’re not the only one. You may be … Continue reading Is It Forgetfulness or Alzheimer’s?
Debra had a splitting headache that grew worse as the day grew long. Her eyes couldn’t bear the light and she felt nauseous. She had exceeded her dosage of pain medication, but nothing gave her relief. On a scale of 1 to 10, this headache was an 11. She looked at the clock: 7:30. Too … Continue reading When Is a Headache Bad Enough That I Should Go to the ER?
A migraine can ruin your whole day. That’s an understatement. Once a migraine sets in, it can go from bad to worse. To debilitating. The key is to prevent a migraine before it even starts. Jessie Mueller, MD, Scott & White Headache Center, offers tips on managing migraines with medication. “We set up the drug therapy … Continue reading Managing Migraines with Medication
A cold, quiet, dark room. During the summer, it may seem illogical why anyone would seek out such a place. However, for those who suffer from migraine pain, a cold, quiet, dark room is a sanctuary. Dr. D. Michael Ready of the Temple Clinic has been specially trained and certified to assist those with headache … Continue reading Stop the migraine madness
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Billy Joel Grandma walked into the living room and asked what day it was. She sat down, looked up, and asked what day it was. She … Continue reading “Memories are made of this” – Music therapy helps family members with dementia
How to Maintain Your Brain “Your brain is like a Ferrari — high-performance, high-class, stylish. It’s also high maintenance,” says Jessie Mueller, MD, Scott & White Headache Center. Your brain can compute, calculate, figure and process. And to do these high-end activities, it needs high-end maintenance to keep it in proper working order and prevent … Continue reading Avoiding migraines
When words leave off, music begins. ~ Heinrich Heine Most of us have family members or friends who’ve experienced dementia — a progressive, degenerative brain disorder affecting memory and other cognitive functions such that it disrupts the ability to function in daily life. It’s a cruel disorder. You watch your grandmother or your neighbor or … Continue reading iPod music therapy helps people with dementia recover identity (temporarily)
Find Out What Symptoms To Look For And How To Get The Right Treatment Violent shaking. Convulsions. Loss of alertness. If you’ve ever experienced these symptoms, you know how scary they can be. For more than three million Americans living with epilepsy, these symptoms are always lurking around the corner. Of the major chronic medical … Continue reading What is epilepsy?