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Transverse myelitis: When inflammation damages the spinal cord ‘wiring’

Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in treating transverse myelitis, the rare autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system.

Stiff person syndrome: Celine Dion’s diagnosis highlights rare condition

Stiff person syndrome is a rare condition that causes severe muscle stiffness and spasms. Steven Vernino, M.D., Ph.D., explains symptoms and treatment for the neurological and autoimmune disease.

Break the silence of aphasia with specialized speech-language rehab

Bruce Willis retired from acting due to aphasia, a brain condition that robs patients of speech and communication skills. Nneka Ifejika, M.D., M.P.H., a stroke expert, discusses treatment options to slow the progression of aphasia.

Are stroke sufferers silent victims of COVID-19?

COVID-19 fear and isolation is keeping patients with stroke symptoms from coming to the ER until it’s too late. Babu Welch, M.D., discusses the crisis in this MedBlog.

Disney star’s death shows it’s time to end the epilepsy stigma

While tragic, the death of Disney star Cameron Boyce has given voice to SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy). Epilepsy is common, but it still carries a stigma for many patients and their families. Sasha Alick, M.D., discusses why patients should talk about epilepsy, plus tips to reduce health risks.

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Nyaz Didehbani

Nyaz Didehbani is a neuropsychologist at UT Southwestern, where she focuses her research and clinical care on concussion. She has worked with more than 70 former NFL players and counsels veterans with TBI, or traumatic brain injury. Dr. Didehbani lives and will be practicing in Frisco, Texas, also known as Sports City USA.