FDA Clears Spinal Cord Stimulator for Diabetic Neuropathy

Spinal Cord Stimulator

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Abbott’s Proclaim XR spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system for the treatment of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), the company announced today. As previously reported by Medscape Medical News, the FDA originally approved the system for patients with chronic pain in 2019. The device uses the company’s proprietary low-energy BurstDR stimulation waveform […]

Persistent Headache After COVID: Should I See a Neurologist?

Headache After COVID

Contact Medical Clinics of New York City at (877) 465-7360 to book an appointment with an experienced neurologist in NYC. COVID-19 affects people differently. People often experience common symptoms like loss of taste or smell, fever, chills, nausea, fatigue, cough, and body aches at varying severities.  According to the CDC, about 7.5% of American adults have lingering […]

FDA Approves Alzheimer’s Drug Lecanemab Amid Safety Concerns

Lecanemab - Alzheimer’s Drug

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lecanemab, the second-ever treatment for Alzheimer’s disease intended to tackle the root of the condition and slow cognitive decline. Researchers welcome the decision, but the excitement is clouded by patient deaths and reports that the FDA acted improperly when approving the first such drug last year. By […]

Can Stress Cause Seizures Without Epilepsy?

Can Stress Cause Seizures Without Epilepsy

If you need to find a doctor to help with your seizures or epilepsy, call 877-465-7360. Medical professionals are still learning how stress affects our bodies. For example, constant anxiety can lead to chronic stress, changing the body and causing more physical reactions. However, can stress cause seizures without epilepsy? While searching for a neurologist in […]

Earlier Health Conditions Tied to Subsequent Dementia

Earlier Health Conditions Tied to Subsequent Dementia

Some health conditions associated with dementia appeared early and consistently long before diagnosis, while others became significant much later, a cohort study suggested. For people with a subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, the earliest and most consistent associations at all time points over a 15-year span included depression, erectile dysfunction, gait abnormalities, hearing loss, and […]

COVID-19 and POTS: Is There a Link?

Covid 19 and POTS

Although many people recover quickly from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, others who recover may continue to experience symptoms for months. Researchers are still determining the cause of these extended symptoms, but some COVID-19 “long-haulers” may actually be dealing with a known condition, called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. This condition, also called POTS, […]

Autopsies Show COVID-19 in the Brain

Autopsies Show COVID-19 in the Brain

Early this year, leading researchers discussed what we knew — and didn’t know — about COVID-19 and the brainopens in a new tab or window. Since then, new findings have emerged about SARS-CoV-2 and the nervous system, including the results of an autopsy study that showed the presence of the virus throughout the body and brain. […]

Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury

Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury

Inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury are toxic heavy metals. The Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization have declared them dangerous to human health, particularly to babies and children, who are most vulnerable to their neurotoxic effects. Even low levels of exposure can cause serious and often irreversible damage to brain development. […]

More Than 50 Long‑term Effects of Covid‑19: A Systematic Review and Meta‑analysis

More Than 50 Long‑term Effects of Covid‑19

COVID-19 can involve persistence, sequelae, and other medical complications that last weeks to months after initial recovery. This systematic review and meta-analysis aim to identify studies assessing the long-term effects of COVID-19. LitCOVID and Embase were searched to identify articles with original data published before the 1st of January 2021, with a minimum of 100 […]

Keep Forgetting Things? Neuroscience Says This Memory-Fixing Brain Habit Works Best

Memory-Fixing Brain Habit

Forgetting things can be frustrating, anxiety-inducing, and … oh, man, what was the third thing? Fortunately, there’s good news. There are simple habits, backed by science, that can help people improve and even rejuvenate their memories. Even better, some of these habits are quite enjoyable. Read More: https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/keep-forgetting-things-neuroscience-says-this-memory-fixing-brain-habit-works-best.html