Brain & Nerves

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A smiling Matt Sosnowski past the finish line

A Sweet Summer Finish on Kelleys Island

Four years after suffering a traumatic brain injury when his car fell 87 feet down a mountaintop, Matt Sosnowski crosses the finish line at the Kelleys Island 5k.

Graduate Joshua Miller with his family

From Near-Fatal Brain Bleed to High School Graduation – A Survivor’s Story

Pediatric neurosurgeons at UH Rainbow help a high school senior recover from a life-threatening brain hemorrhage and look forward to the future.

Laboratory technician holding a micro dose of psilocybin

“Magic Mushrooms,” Psilocybin and Mental Health

Psilocybin is the primary psychoactive ingredient found in so-called “magic mushrooms.” Beyond its recreational use, research indicates that controlled psilocybin therapy shows potential for the treatment of mental and behavioral health disorders.

A happy senior woman with tea outdoors on terrace in autumn, relaxing

The Benefits of Boredom

The impact of being overly connected is that we’re always ‘on,’ which doesn’t allow us to relax and impacts our sleep, productivity & mental health. Allowing ourselves to be ‘bored’ stimulates innovation and creativity.

Human brain scan in a neurology clinic

Alzheimer’s Disease: Medical Advances and the Importance of a Compassionate Approach

Millions of Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease and its impact extends to friends and families of the person with the disease. Is there anything that can be done to prevent it and what research is being performed to provide hope for those affected?

A nurse consoling a senior woman

What Is Aphasia? Learn about its Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Aphasia is a cognitive disorder that affects 2 million Americans, yet many people have never heard of it. Learn more about this language processing disorder.

Wincing woman who hit her head

Should You Go to the Emergency Room After a Mild Head Injury?

You just hit your head on that low, pesky doorframe in your basement. As a result, your head hurts, and you already feel a bump forming. But when does a bump on the head warrant a visit to the emergency room?

man with fingertips at his temples

Could Frequent Headaches Mean a Brain Tumor?

Headaches often have triggers, such as stress, fatigue and certain foods and drinks. But the cause of most headaches is not well understood.

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