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  1. CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis

    People with a lifelong condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) are always on the lookout for a new treatment that might improve, or even cure, their disease. In the last few years, there's been a lot of buzz about a vein condition called CCSVI and its possible connection to MS. However, this connecti

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  2. 4 Ways to Keep RLS From Hurting Your Sex Life

    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD, discusses how to keep Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) from hurting your sex life.

  3. 8 Lifestyle Tweaks for Restless Legs Syndrome

    If you've got restless legs syndrome (RLS), your daily habits can make a difference to your condition. Revamping your diet, exercise, and medications is just the beginning of what you can do to improve your RLS. You might even find some help in unexpected places. Take a warm bath or shower before yo

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  4. Stem Cells for ALS: Inside a Clinical Trial

    John Jerome's spinal cord shines white beneath the surgeons' headlamps, crisscrossed by a web of bright-red blood vessels. He's been on the operating table for more than four hours. Above the fist-sized opening in his neck hangs a complex steel contraption. It's fixed in place by four posts: two wed

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  5. ADHD and Video Games

    Getting sucked into a video game is easy. For kids and adults with ADHD, turning that game off can be quite difficult. Video games offer players intense, often relentless action, constant rewards, competition, and thrilling stories -- just the type of stimuli that the ADHD brain craves, and which it

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  6. Stroke Recovery: Tips for the Caregiver

    If you are caring for a stroke survivor, you may have a lot of questions about whether your loved one will recover and what his or her needs will be in the months and years ahead. You may also worry about how you will manage in your new role. "Caregiving can be a big load to shoulder," says Maggie F

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  7. Stroke Recovery and Arm Rehab: Important Questions

    After a stroke, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns about how -- and even if -- you will recover. When will you be able to move your arms? Is your independent life gone forever? It's difficult to predict to what degree someone will recover after a stroke, says Randie M. Black-Schaffer,

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  8. After a Stroke: Medications to Reduce Arm Spasticity

    When it comes to stroke rehabilitation, one medication doesn’t fit all. Your stroke rehab team will work with you to find out which medications, if any, can improve stiffness after a stroke. It's important to remember these medications are not a cure. They are ongoing treatments that relieve the sym

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  9. Arm and Hand Exercises for Stroke Rehab

    Recovering after a stroke may feel like a daunting task. Among other things, your brain must relearn skills it lost when it was damaged by the stroke. Recent research, though, shows that the brain is amazingly resilient and capable of adapting after a stroke. This means that recovery is more possibl

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  10. Stroke Prevention Lifestyle Tips

    If you've had a stroke, preventing a second stroke is a top priority. "The risk of a stroke is tenfold higher in someone who has had a stroke in the past," says Larry B. Goldstein, MD, professor of medicine (neurology) and director of the Duke Stroke Center in Durham, N.C. Prevention of a second str

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