When Is a Headache More Than Just a Headache?

What would cause a 34-year-old woman to waken with severe and throbbing head pain, nausea and dizziness?  A 9-year-old to have a headache lasting four months? Or an otherwise healthy 32-year-old woman to have severe headaches and seizures? These are just some of the difficult cases of severe headache pain the DENT Neurological Institute sees every day. Laszlo Mechtler, M.D., Director of DENT’... »

Potential Risk Factors for Painful Jaw Disorders are Identified In the First Large-Scale Clinical Study of Pain

— UB study finds that people who develop jaw pain disorders exhibit specific characteristics, including more trauma to the jaw, more limitations and noises in the jaw, more headaches medical status. — The findings are being published by UB School of Dental Medicine researchers who are international authorities on aspects of jaw pain disorders and who have developed through internationa... »

Medical 411: Syringomyelia and Chiari

Syringomyelia (SM) is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord, expands and elongates over time, and destroys the center of the cord, resulting in pain, weakness, and stiffness in the back, shoulders, arms or legs. Symptoms can include headaches, inability to distinguish heat and cold, disruption in body temperature, and may adversely affect sweating, sexual function and bladder and... »

Most people feel more positive at the beginning of the day

According to a new study, if you start the day feeling positive but get increasingly sad as the day goes on, you are in the majority. The study used Twitter to track mood swings and found that people have two happiness peaks early in the morning and again at about midnight. Sociologists at Cornell University tracked tweets from more than 2 million Twitter users across the globe for over two y... »

New Hope for Alzheimer’s

For Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Brain Cancers, Cornell Finding May Permit Drug delivery to the Brain Cornell University researchers may have solved a 100-year puzzle: How to safely open and close the blood-brain barrier so that therapies to treat Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cancers of the central nervous system might effectively be delivered. (Journal of Neuroscience, Sept.... »

Stopping diabetes can begin with a single step

(ARA) – Do you or a loved one have diabetes? Have you lost someone close to you to diabetes? If you or a loved one suffer from diabetes, or if you’ve lost someone close due to the disease, you know just how important it is to take strides to stop diabetes. Step Out! On Saturday, October 15 you can Walk to Stop Diabetes at the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising ... »

Zerona – The New Laser Free Weight Loss Treatment

By Annette Pinder Perhaps you have seen it on TV. It has been on Rachel Ray, Dr. Oz, and others. If you did, you might have thought this latest weight loss technology sounds like a gimmick. After all, how could six 40-minute treatments possibly shrink body fat and inches?  Buffalo cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian, says he and his nurse practitioner, Jenna Goldsmith, NP were hig... »

Depression Without Medicine – New Treatment at Dent Neurological Institute

Depression is a devastating brain illness that affects millions of Americans, their families and even their employers. People with depression may exhibit such symptoms as problems with sleep, appetite, level of energy, and concentration. They may show a lack of motivation, unusual feelings of guilt, and experience sadness or irritability. This is now well understood to be a problem in how the brai... »

New DENT Dizziness and Balance Center Brings Hope, World Class Diagnostics and Treatment

by Annette Pinder Have you ever felt dizzy or lightheaded? Lost your balance? Experienced vertigo (a feeling of spinning)?  One in 3 people will have dizziness or balance dysfunction during their life time. They are the number 1 complaint of patients over age 70 and number 3 complaint of all patients (after headache and lower back pain). Twenty million Americans visit the emergency room each ... »

Don’t Wait for New Warnings: Quit Today

The New York State Smokers’ Quitline, located at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, applauds the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s announced graphic cigarette health warnings. The gruesome pictorial warnings tell the hard truth about smoking in a way that will be hard for smokers to escape. Importantly, the new FDA warnings also included the government’s 1-800-QUITNOW toll-free phone number, which... »

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