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Hydrocephalus
by Kimberly Allen, RN Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is a build up of cerebral spinal fluid around the brain, that’s why it has been called “water on the brain”.  It is one of the most commonly diagnosed birth defects with at least 1 out of every... Read more
Encephalitis

Encephalitis

Medical September 10, 2012

Encephalitis is the term used for inflammation of brain tissue. It is most commonly caused by a viral infection. Encephalitis is frequently referred to as …

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Understanding strokes

A stroke, known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in the medical field, is like a heart attack that occurs in the brain instead of the heart. Like the heart the brain requires a continuous supply of fresh oxygenated blood for all the cells to function. Should the blood carrying the fresh oxygen be unable to get through to all those cells in the brain then the cells die…

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Whats in a Stroke?

Whats in a Stroke?

Medical July 19, 2012

A brain stroke is the second leading cause of death and is responsible for 4.5 million deaths per year.  Stroke is also the number 3 cause of death in the Unites states right behind heart disease and cancer and affects more than 3 quarters of a million Americans annually.... Read more
Cool Facts About Your Brain
Out of all of the organs in the human body the human brain can be considered the star of the show for without it you can forget it literary but really folks our brains are the most complex and yet least understood part of the human body.    For instance... Read more