Medical science has invested heavily in researching the brain, and one promising area that has garnered well-deserved attention is the increasing success of a medical procedure known as deep brain stimulation or DBS.
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute receives patients from all over the world wanting to confirm their MS diagnosis or seeking ways to manage their symptoms and stay connected to the things they enjoy in life.
Boston terrier Duke preps to bring joy to cancer patients.
When you think about epilepsy, you may think of seizures. But Lisa Caylor, MD, epileptologist at Swedish, associates epilepsy with a stigma she knows all too well.
Educate yourself on brain aneurysm for Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.
Football season begins in a few short weeks; not only for the NFL but schools, as well. In September, kids across America will eagerly sign up for football and other contact sports. As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to understand the associated health risks, particularly concussion. Learn more in this interview with Ronan Cahill, a family and sports medicine doctor at Swedish Spine Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
The average age for a stroke is 65. But more young people, some in their late 20s to early 30s, are having strokes. Learn to recognize the symptoms of a stroke with the acronym FAST. Here’s what it stands for and what to do if you think you or someone else is having a stroke.
Fever-related illnesses are a part of growing up and developing a healthy immune system. But what a frightening experience when a child has a seizure during a fever! Some parents might immediately think a brain infection is the cause. This possibility needs to be ruled out, and for this reason a child needs immediate medical attention. Fortunately, in many cases, the child has simply had a febrile seizure.
A recent study looked at what helped people with MS adopt healthy habits, and what hindered them from making changes. Five themes emerged.