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Brain; COVID; Heart

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.

Brain

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.

Brain; Mental Health

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.