Neuroscience

Neuroscience, Parenting, Pediatrics

What Makes a Child Tic?

Frequent eye blinking, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, sniffling, repetitive throat clearing or uncontrolled vocalization – these are all symptoms of a tic. For a parent, seeing or hearing your child exhibit these unexpected movements or sounds can be extremely worrisome. Dr. Khrizman provided some of the most common questions parents ask surrounding their child’s tic.

Brain Health, Neuroscience

Get Sharp: Here’s How You Can Boost Your Brain Health

As we embark full steam ahead into the New Year, many of us will set familiar resolutions – save more money, eat healthier, exercise more often – in hopes of becoming the best version of ourselves in the weeks, months and years ahead. Even though we’ve all felt foggy from time to time, there is one resolution we don’t see often enough: Better brain health.

Neuroscience

Understanding MS after Selma Blair Speaks Out

Blair’s Shocking Multiple Sclerosis Announcement: “I Have Had Symptoms for Years”. Blair mentions that she “probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least.” This probably makes you wonder, how do neurologists make a diagnosis of MS?

Neuroscience

Change Your Mind On Neurosurgery With These 8 FAQs

Did you know that August is recognized as Neurosurgery Awareness Month? The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) dedicates this month as an observance of the significant role of neurosurgeons in providing care to patients with conditions of the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system. But what exactly does this mean? After all, what is a neurosurgeon and when would someone need to potentially consider seeking care from one?

Neuroscience

Busy Mind, Healthy Mind

Keeping your brain busy as you age may help ward off problems with memory and cognition. A recent study published in JAMA Neurology found that older adults who used computers or engaged in activities such as crafting or playing games had as much as a 30 percent lower risk for age-related cognitive problems.

Allergy, Neuroscience

Can Hay Fever Affect Your Brain?

If you sneeze your way through allergy season, here’s some food for thought: In a recent study on mice, scientists found an increase in the number of new neurons formed in the hippocampus during an allergic reaction.