Medical: Neurology Press Releases

New Tip Card On Cognition - Compensatory Strategies After Brain Injury For Survivors, Families, And Caregivers Published By Lash & Associates Publishing/Training, Leading Publisher On Brain Injury

This tip card lists common cognitive changes after brain injury and helps survivors, families and caregivers recognize cognitive challenges after brain injury. It gives tips on using compensatory strategies for memory, attention, concentration, mental fatigue, slowed responses, planning, organizing, judgment, and safety awareness.

New Products For Survivors Of Brain Injury

Coping with life after a brain injury is not easy. The effects of a traumatic brain injury upon a person's ability to think and learn can be so overwhelming that the survivor literally struggles to get through each day. What we think of as routine can be a challenge for a survivor of a brain injury.

Local Author to Speak in California

Marilyn Lash M.S.W., a partner in Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc. has been invited to be a keynote speaker in March at the Palo Alto VA Hospital's conference on "Finding Resilience after Brain Injury: A Workshop for both Family and Professional Caregivers.

Concussion in School Sports

All new information about sports concussion available through Lash and Associates. Concussions can have effects on athletes from the playing field to the classroom.

Quincy Bioscience Receives Patent for Jellyfish Protein Aequorin

Quincy Bioscience, a research-based biotechnology company, announced the issuance of United States patent No.7,671,015. The patent covers the use of aequorin-containing compounds for the purpose of preventing and alleviating symptoms and disorders related to calcium imbalance

Treat Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia in India Under the Expertise of Experienced Surgeons

Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia, or Type 2 Trigeminal Neuralgia, is a rare form of Trigeminal neuralgia, a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve. This form of neuralgia is difficult to diagnose, as it is rare and the symptoms overlap with several other disorders. The symptoms can be mistaken for migraines, dental problems such as TMJ, musculoskeletal issues, and hypochondriasis. Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in India have certifications for internationally recognized quality standards and are well-equipped and staffed to ensure the highest level of professionalism, safety and care to patients.

Falls by Accident?

A simple thing like tripping on a carpet or slipping on a wet floor can change your life in a heartbeat. Like the thousands of people who fall each year, you may suffer a broken bone. Broken bones are no picnic, and for older people, a broken bone can be the start of more serious health problems...

Falls and the Elderly

Pretty much everyone knows at least one person who has fallen. The fall may have been purely accidental, such as a slip and fall, or the fall may have been related to dizziness. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year...

Vestibular, (Inner Ear) Dysfunction = Increased Risk of Falls

A recent study suggests that after age 40, dizziness makes you 12 times more likely to suffer serious injury from a fall. About 69 million Americans over age 40 have some form of inner-ear dysfunction or another, that predisposes dizziness and makes them up to 12 times more likely to suffer a serious fall...

Imbalance and Falls, The Elderly, and the Not so Elderly

Falls are the leading cause of injury, death, and emergency room visits for people over age 65 years. Falls also rank highly for those under 65 years, despite what most people believe, or want to believe. Some falls are unavoidable and happen purely by accident. Unfortunately however, many are not. Many individuals suffer from imbalance, and because the brain is so good at compensating for things, imbalance typically goes unnoticed until a fall actually occurs.

I Don't Need To Have My Balance Checked, I'm Fine?

I just returned from my daily trip to the hospital, and today, a nurse's station was setup in the foyer graciously screening blood pressures for passersby. It dawned upon me that I check blood pressure for patients all day long, but never have my own checked. So I decided to stop and participate, (incidentally, my pressure was on the low side of normal). As I sat in the chair it occurred to me how many individuals have high blood pressure that never stop to have it checked, and what an enormous mistake this is. Disorders of high blood pressure such as stroke

Vertigo And Appropriate Treatment

Vertigo, for being one of the top reasons why an individual would go to a doctor, is an extremely misunderstood and frequently inappropriately treated disorder. Vertigo in and of itself manifests as a symptom, not as a true disease entity. It is often confused with dizziness, lightheadedness...

A Few Words About ADD ADHD

After having completed specialty postdoctoral neurology course work a few years back in the treatment of children as well as adults with neurobehavioral disorders such as ADD, ADHD, autism, etc, I did not incorporate a plan to attract these types of patients into my office immediately. Until recently, my office has largely focused in the management of patients with balance and movement disorder syndromes...

What Has Become of Our Culture

What has become of our culture? TV is now inundated with drug commercials advocating drugs to treat just about everything, and during the part where they are required to list the side effects, a pretty young girl is...

About Vestibular Rehabilitation

There is no question that vestibular rehabilitation therapy is the best way to manage most causes of vertigo, dizziness and imbalance. The downside is that...

Managing With Headaches

If you have a headache, you're not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Headaches comprise the top three reasons why one goes to the doctor. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache?

Treatment for ADD-ADHD - Children, Adolescents & Adults

In the past decade, prescriptions for Ritalin, a stimulant medication commonly used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), increased five-fold, with 90 percent of all prescriptions worldwide consumed in the United States. As many parents grow leery of the traditional drug approach to ADHD, promising results with non-drug treatments that focus on postural stability, nutrition and lifestyle changes that affect brain activity are emerging...

Dizziness and Quality of Life

For over twenty years in my practice, I have personally witnessed the impact of helping people recover from various disorders, not just in terms of their health, but also in their ability to improve their quality of life. Dizziness is a very common and growing problem of modern life...