Brain and Nerves

How Strokes Affect Language

After a stroke, the two most common speech impairments are aphasia and dysarthria. The greatest improvements in these language deficits usually comes in the first few days of therapy. Find Out What’s Involved in Recovery ›

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic, complex, autoimmune disorder in which antibodies destroy neuromuscular connections. This causes problems with communication between nerves and muscle, resulting in weakness of the skeletal muscles. MG affects the voluntary muscles of the body, especially the eyes, mouth, throat, and limbs.  MG affects about 20 people in 100,000 in the U.S.

Know the signs, symptoms and causes of myasthenia gravis

What is Septicemia?

Septicemia is the clinical name for blood poisoning. Septicemia that progresses to septic shock has a death rate as high as 50 percent, depending on the type of organism involved. Septicemia is a medical emergency and requires urgent medical treatment.

The signs, symptoms and causes of septicemia

Keeping a Healthy Brain and Memory

Your memory is built in three basic steps. Before you can remember something, you have to learn it. This is called "acquisition"—you acquire the information, and your brain places it in short-term memory. This is where the information about last night's dinner ends up. Don't Forget How to Remember ›

Prepare for Your Appointment

With just 13 minutes on average to meet with your doctor, pre-visit planning is important to your overall care experience. Get better results by following the ABCs of doctor visits: Arrive early. Be prepared. Communicate. Your doctor appreciates the active role you are taking in your health. Search HealthGrades for Top Rated Local Neurologists ›

Decision Guides for Symptoms Concerning Brain and Nerves

This symptom guide is designed for persons who have noticed balance problems or unsteadiness while walking. While this guide cannot replace a face-to-face evaluation with a health professional, it can provide helpful information while you are awaiting further evaluation, or to supplement what you may have already learned after medical evaluation. Begin Evaluating Your Imbalance Symptoms ›

Brian and Nerve Focus: Sleep Disorders

As many as 70 million Americans are afflicted with sleep-related problems. While some sleep disturbances may be linked to biological changes associated with aging or certain physical diseases, especially those that cause pain, others may be associated with a brain, nervous system and overall mental health. Sleep Disorder Solutions ›