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Empowering dementia caregivers with life-changing support

The population of elderly adults in the U.S. continues to grow, leaving many families with the often difficult job of caring for them as they age. In fact, 83 percent of long-term care provided to older adults comes from family members or other unpaid helpers. As the population of older adults grows, so do the expectations of …

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How COVID-19 increases your risk of stroke

You’re likely well aware of the common symptoms and complications of the COVID-19 virus like difficulty breathing and pneumonia. But you may be surprised to learn that the novel coronavirus can also increase your risk of heart and vascular problems, including strokes. The connection between COVID-19 and clotting As we learn more about the COVID-19 …

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Dancing as therapy: After stroke, husband and wife rediscover love for dance

For Hsujeng and Amy Liu, dancing has always been their love language. They met while dancing at a birthday party in 1976 and have been dancing through life together ever since. “He was a gentleman, which was extremely rare on the dance floor,” Amy said. “It also helped that he was a good dancer.” When …

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After major stroke, cyclist grateful to be back on the bike

As an avid cyclist of more than 50 years, Jim Crawford enjoys several long bike rides every week, totaling about 150 miles. But after a near-fatal stroke, he is grateful to be alive, much less back on the bicycle. One day in January, Jim went for his usual ride. After he finished, he entered the …

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My head hurts! Is it a migraine or just a normal headache?

Do you often find yourself having trouble deciphering if the pain you’re feeling is just a bad headache or a migraine? Don’t worry — you aren’t alone. Headaches and migraines can be difficult to distinguish, even for practiced healthcare providers.  Being a family medicine physician and migraine sufferer myself, I’ve seen the full spectrum of …

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How to get virtual concussion treatment at home

Over the past few months, healthcare providers across the globe were forced to adapt quickly in order to continue caring for our patients in a safe and secure environment amid COVID-19. At the Baylor Scott & White Sports Concussion Program, we quickly turned to modern technology to transform the delivery of concussion care.  Months later, we …

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Why you should still go to the ED for stroke symptoms during COVID-19

With so much attention on the COVID-19 virus, it’s important to remember that other medical emergencies, like strokes, can still occur during the pandemic. In the event of a stroke, time is of the essence. Common stroke symptoms While staying alert to coronavirus symptoms and following the recommended safety protocols, you should still watch out for …

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The evolution of concussion treatment

As doctors and researchers, our understanding of concussions continues to evolve. We know much more now than we did even five years go. We now understand that every concussion is different, and that different people will experience concussions in different ways. If you’ve experienced a concussion, here’s what to expect on the road ahead. Bouncing …

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