A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 29, 2019

Medical Notes: Week of December 29, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 29, 2019, including: The last three flu seasons have been bad, but there’s a chance this year could be even worse. Then, sleeping too much can be a risk factor for stroke. Plus, more than 30 million people in the United States think they’re allergic to penicillin when they’re not. And finally, if you’re scheduled for surgery, ask your doctor what kind of music she listens to in the operating room.

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 8, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of September 8, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 8, 2019.

Brain Aneurysm Through the Eyes of a Survivor

Brain aneurysms—bulging in a brain blood vessel, like an inflated balloon—affect 1 in 50 people and are generally without symptoms until they burst. This occurs in about 30,000 people per year in the US, accounting for 3-5 percent of all new strokes. Here is the story of one survivor in her own words.

Medical Notes: Week of April 14, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 14, 2019.

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18-16 Segment 2: Foreign Accent Syndrome

People who suddenly speak with what sounds like a foreign accent often have a brain injury due to a stroke or other trauma. Experts discuss the syndrome and chances of recovery.

Medical Notes 17-12

A look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of March 19.

15-17 Story 2: Neuroplasticity

  Synopsis: Since the dawn of medicine, doctors have believed that, once injured, the brain could not heal. Now they've learned that the brain can heal, and are beginning to tap ways to make it heal better and faster. Experts explain. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Norman Doidge, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Columbia … Continue reading 15-17 Story 2: Neuroplasticity