Healthy Brain Features
High Note
From Super Bowl champion to sound studio artist and motivational speaker, Ben Utecht’s second career -- as a singer and advocate for brain safety -- has taken off. Read more from Neurology Now®.

Chemo Brain
Recent studies may provide an explanation to unexpected cognitive effects from chemotherapy treatment -- sometimes called mental fog. Read more.
Success Stories
Beating the Odds
How one woman has lived a full life with ALS. Read more.

What We Gain by Giving Up
Richard Smolev may have lost his battle to ALS in January, 2014, but his determination and wisdom to raise awareness while living with brain disease lives on. Read more.
2014 Neuro Film Festival -- And the Winners Are...
An annual video contest to help raise awareness about why more research is needed to cure brain disease. Read more.
Neurology in the News
News from the American Academy of Neurology

Meta-Analysis: Any Blood Pressure Reading Above Normal May Increase Risk of Stroke.
Anyone with blood pressure that's higher than the optimal 120/80 mmHg may be more likely to have a stroke, according to a new meta-analysis published in the March 12, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Read more.

Running, Cardio Activities in Young Adulthood May Preserve Thinking Skills in Middle Age
New study published in the April 2, 2014, online issue of Neurology®. Middle age was defined as ages 43 to 55. Diabetes in Middle Age May Lead to Brain Cell Loss. Read more.
Ask A Neurologist

Q. What role does genetics play in determining the risk of having a stroke?
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Q. Can children, teens, and young adults suffer a stroke?
A. Read more.

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