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  • When your head is pounding, it’s hard to think about anything besides getting rid of your headache ASAP. But before you reach for a pain reliever, it’s important to understand whether you’re dealing with a migraine or a tension headache. Why? It’ll help you pinpoint the most effective remedy to ease the ache. That’s why we asked the experts how to differentiate ...
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  • Article Links: What’s a stinger? Is 49ers’ Brock Purdy prone to keep suffering them? (sfchronicle.com) What’s a stinger and is 49ers’ Brock Purdy prone to keep suffering them? (msn.com) Brock Purdy has suffered a stinger in each of the past two games, which leads to a few obvious questions: What exactly is a stinger? And does its reoccurrence in Purdy signal potential ...
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  • "What a headache" is a figure of speech used to describe stressful situations. Of course, we know actual headaches are equally—if not more—troubling. The physical pain may result in the need to cancel plans, lost PTO and a reduced quality of life. Some headache causes, such as viral symptoms, can't be avoided (sorry). However, neurologists want you to know that other ...
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  • Tell me if this sounds familiar: You go to bed intending to sleep at least seven hours so that you’re ready to start the next day bright and early. When your alarm goes off, you think, “Great, I got so much sleep,” only to find yourself yawning non-stop and fending off the urge to lie back down. What gives? Well, optimum sleep is more than just the number of hours you get each ...
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  • What Is a Neurologist and When Should You See One?

    || 25-Sep-2023

    A neurologist is a doctor who specializes in conditions that affect your brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Your nervous system controls all you body's functions – from processing memories to the beating of your heart. Neurologists focus on understanding and treating neurological problems, including headaches, sleep disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. In this guide we explore ...
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  • Why a Bay Area football star gave up his NFL dream for blue-collar job

    || 15-Sep-2023

    By 4:30 p.m. most days, after 10 hours of demolishing concrete, sanding railings and installing light switches, Cade Hall’s muscles ache. It’s a pain he can live with. After spending well over a decade battering his body as he blitzed quarterbacks, Hall has found peace working construction. His hourly wage is a fraction of what he could be making as a professional football player. A ...
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  • 7 Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Keep Your Mind Sharp

    || 6-Sep-2023

    As you age, preserving and promoting your cognitive health becomes ever more important. And while there are countless tools and programs that claim to keep your mind sharp as you get older, experts say that the most important things you can do are actually simple, accessible, and free. Not only do these everyday interventions promote excellent cognitive health, but many of them also contribute to ...
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  • Ninety-five days before Damar Hamlin collapsed on the same yard line on the same field, Tua Tagovailoa was thrown to the turf at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati. His elbow slammed down first, then his back, then finally his helmet ricocheting off the field and leaving him unconscious. It was a legal play with a vicious consequence, a horrifying scene similar to the one that played out three months ...
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  • A new analysis looking at data from five population-based studies delved deeper into the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea, lack of sufficient sleep, and cognitive function. The analysis found that preventing obstructive sleep apnea — when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep — and better sleep consolidation was linked to better cognitive function in the ...
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  • Best Life Quotes Dr. Williams: 6 Best Brain Games to Keep Your Mind Sharp

    || 31-Jul-2023

    As you get older, it's normal to notice some minor changes in your cognitive abilities. For instance, you may find as you reach your senior years that it's a bit more difficult to sustain your attention, multitask, find the right word, or recall information as quickly as you once did. "Some changes in the ability to think are considered a normal part of the aging process," says ...
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  • Researchers looked at cognitive function over 10 years in 8,958 people aged 50 and older in England. The study found people who slept between 6 and 8 hours per night and engaged in higher levels of physical activity were linked with better cognitive function. People who slept fewer than 6 hours a night, even if they engaged in higher levels of physical activity, experienced more rapid cognitive ...
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  • Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. In 2020, 619 million people globally were affected by the condition. By 2050, this figure is expected to increase to 843 million. Neck pain is also a leading contributor to disability worldwide and is estimated to be the fourth leading cause of disability in terms of “years lived with disability.” Clinical guidelines ...
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  • Pain occurs when nerve cells detect damage and transmit signals to the brain for interpretation. Everyone feels pain differently, which makes it challenging for doctors to define and treat. A new study, using brain scans, has found that gamma oscillations — brain waves linked to pain perception — have different timing, frequency, and location in different people. This finding could ...
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  • Best Life Quotes Dr. Williams: 6 Signs You Aren't Drinking Enough Water

    || 8-Jun-2023

    Drinking plenty of water is essential to your health : It helps your organs perform their vital functions, regulates your body temperature, lubricates your joints, and helps rid your body of waste, among other things. And with so many important functions hanging in the balance, it doesn't take long for problems to arise when you're inadequately hydrated, experts say. "Dehydration is ...
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  • Whatever age you are, the best time to start prioritizing your health is now. However, certain health habits are especially beneficial as you reach your 50s, before the health consequences of not doing so set in. Adopting a few simple interventions could be the key to health and longevity, doctors say, helping to stave off disease, preserve cognitive function, improve your quality of life, and ...
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  • Migraine affects more than 1 billion people globally every year. There is currently no cure for migraine headaches, which can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life. Researchers from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Spain recently presented research showing the drug atogepant helps prevent headaches in people with episodic migraine who have had no success with other ...
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  • Migraine is a neurological condition characterized by recurring headaches felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. Other symptoms include nausea, dizziness, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. Between 14% and 15% of the world’s population are affected by migraine. Women are 2 to 3 times more likely than men to have the condition. Recently, several new ways of treating ...
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  • Getting enough high-quality sleep —a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—is essential to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Yet as the Cleveland Clinic points out, sleep deprivation is a common problem, affecting between 50 million to 70 million adults in the U.S. at any given time. "Virtually every human ...
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  • Dr. Williams Joins Sprintai Advisory Team

    || 9-Feb-2023

    SprintAI, a leading artificial intelligence platform focused on maximizing athlete performance, is expanding the spectrum of its platform by adding Dr. Vernon Williams to its advisory team. Dr. Williams is one of the most respected neurologists in the world of sports, working with elite athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA and other top leagues to improve their cognitive performance. SprintAI's ...
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  • The ankle sprain was so severe that the pain covered a distance that could be measured in both miles and years. The images of Patrick Mahomes traveled all the way from Kansas City, arriving on Jack Youngblood’s television down in Florida as a reminder of a similar scene more than four decades old. “He was wound up on the sidelines,” Youngblood said. “Did you see him? He was ...
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  • SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: John P. Fitzpatrick II, 54, of Davis, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, Veterans Homes at the Veterans Homes Division of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Fitzpatrick has been Finance Budget Analyst at the California Department of Finance since 2008 and has served in several positions there ...
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  • SingleCare Quotes Dr. Williams: Migraine statistics 2022

    || 2-Dec-2022

    Article Link: Migraine statistics 2022 (singlecare.com) Migraines are a common type of headache that can cause intense, pulsating pain. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines affect more than 39 million Americans and women are three times more likely to get migraines than men. With such a large number of people affected, it is not surprising that migraines can have a big impact ...
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  • The entire article can be read here: ‘They were in tears’: Unruly fans force California high schools to take action (msn.com) For a week after she was the victim of a racist taunt during a girls soccer regional championship game in March, Ciara Wilson barely left her house. The soccer field had long been her haven. Now, as video of the heckling went viral, the Buchanan High School ...
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  • Article Link: Neurologists on the Sidelines: The Sports Neurotrauma Consul... : Neurology Today (lww.com) Neurologists who work as consultants to sports teams discuss the training they receive, their challenges in obtaining liability insurance, and the pressures that come with having to make treatment decisions on the sidelines under high-pressure conditions. When Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua ...
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  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is returning to NFL action for Week 7, having passed the concussion protocol following a head and neck injury in Week 4. Dr. Vernon Williams, who has worked with the Los Angeles Rams as team neurologist, tells Newsweek about the recovery that a player needs to go through after suffering a concussion and why it is "risky" to return to full-contact ...
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