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      Adjustment Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

      Having a TBI and getting better after a TBI are life-changing and stressful events. Some people develop a group of symptoms called adjustment disorder after a trauma like a TBI. Read More

      After Carotid Artery Surgery: At Home

      After Carotid Endarterectomy: In the Hospital

      Alzheimer Disease

      Alzheimer disease is a brain illness that can happen usually in older adults, but it can also happen as early as age 40. It is the most common cause of dementia. It is a progressive disease. This means it gets worse over time. Read More

      Anatomy of the Brain

      The brain controls the body. You can move and feel because of the brain. And it is the brain that makes you able to think, to show emotions, and to make judgments. The brain is protected by the skull, tissue, and fluid. Read More

      Anxiety and Traumatic Brain Injury

      Dealing with a TBI is stressful, so it’s not surprising that anxiety is a common symptom of a TBI. But when fear and worry become so strong that they get in the way of your ability to live your life, you could have an anxiety disorder. Read More

      Aphasia: Improving Communication

      Aphasia happens when a part of the brain that processes language is damaged. A speech and language therapist (an expert trained in speech and language rehabilitation) will work closely with the patient and family to help the patient communicate. Read More

      Arachnoid Cyst (Leptomeningeal Cyst)

      Autonomic Dysreflexia

      People with spinal cord injury (SCI) may be at risk for a serious problem called autonomic dysreflexia (AD). If you have an SCI at level T6 or higher, you should be aware of this problem and how it could affect you. Read More

      Bell’s Palsy

      Bell’s palsy is a nerve disorder that usually happens suddenly and without warning. This condition happens when a nerve that controls facial movement is damaged. Nerve damage can happen for many reasons. But most cases of Bell’s palsy are probably caused by a virus. Read More
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