In 1691, crop failures forced residents to eat more rye, a grain that can harbor a toxic fungus. Village girls soon began exhibiting strange behavior in late 17th century Salem, Massachusetts — and doctors were at a loss.
Increased diversity among neurologists sets up the profession to better solve the complex health problems facing patients, said a Johns Hopkins Medicine neurologist during a talk at an American Academy of Neurology conference.
The novel coronavirus pandemic, in particular the neurological effects of COVID-19, and the work of neurodiagnostic technologists are the common threads running through our most-read stories this year.
Patients who smoke are more at risk for serious illness related to COVID-19, according to the CDC. For neurologists, this compounds growing evidence that the coronavirus as well as smoking are independent factors linked to neurological disease.
Health literacy is dismal in the U.S. and it is costing us lives, public health experts say. You can take a deeper dive into this issue through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and create a health literacy plan for your practice.
Dysfunction in the brain’s default mode network has been linked to a large number of neurological and psychiatric diseases. Mindfulness is also associated with activity in this part of the brain. New research on bipolar disorder may shine a light on this complex relationship.