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Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion

Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion

Among college football players, number, severity of head impacts may affect risk for concussion.

Concussion-Related Biomarkers Vary Based on Sex, Race

Level of S100B up after sports-related concussion, especially within 4 hours of concussion.

Type 2 Diabetes May Have Adverse Effect on Parkinson Disease Symptoms, Outcomes

Patients with both Parkinson disease and type 2 diabetes were more likely to have cardiovascular comorbidities than those with only Parkinson disease.

Opinion

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Clinical Challenge

REM sleep behavior disorder is commonly seen in older men, and symptoms include violent muscle movements or fighting during the night.

Assessing the Risks of Using Alcohol as a Sleep Aid

Discussing alcohol use with patients is important as alcohol consumption before bedtime is shown to negatively affect patient sleeping patterns.

Might Coffee Be Causing Your Poor Sleep?

Although the beneficial effects of drinking coffee include increased mental alertness, stamina, muscle recovery, and wakefulness, unwanted effects can include restlessness, palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, tremors, and increased urine output.

Clinical Feature

Multiple System Atrophy: A Common Form of Atypical Parkinsonism

Multiple System Atrophy: A Common Form of Atypical Parkinsonism

Multiple system atrophy is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative condition for which there is currently no cure.

Pediatric Migraine: Evidence-Based Alternative Management

Pediatric Migraine: Evidence-Based Alternative Management

Recent high-quality clinical trial evidence has demonstrated that medications commonly prescribed for migraine prevention in pediatric patients were not superior to placebo for reducing headache symptoms.

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Image of the Week: Seizures and Spontaneous Laughter in a Child

Image of the Week: Seizures and Spontaneous Laughter in a Child

A 4-year-old female patient is referred to a pediatric neurologist for evaluation of tonic-clonic seizures, as well as sudden bursts ...

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