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Brain; Mental Health

Anticholinergic drugs: A potential link to dementia

A new study suggests that certain anticholinergic drugs commonly prescribed for depression, Parkinson’s disease, and bladder conditions might increase the risk for dementia in patients who took the medications long-term.

Back and Spine; Brain

Easy tips to relieve stress-related neck and back pain

Stress is a commonly overlooked cause of spine pain. From the neck to the lower back, stress can cause aches and pains that affect your ability to work, play, and relax. In this MedBlog, find easy tips to overcome and prevent back pain. Learn more.

Brain; Discovery

New Understanding of the Importance of Circadian Rhythms

The O’Donnell Brain Institute scientist responsible for the discovery of first gene known to regulate mammalian biological clocks weighs in on the daylight saving time controversy.

Back and Spine; Brain

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Kathryn Hoes

Dr. Kathryn Hoes is a neurosurgeon who specializes in complex spine disorders. She will be practicing at UT Southwestern Frisco.

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.

Brain; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Spotlight specialist: Paging Dr. Juan Cabrera

Dr. Juan Cabrera is the medical director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic at UT Southwestern Frisco. He is a traumatic brain injury expert and regularly works with patients to recover from stroke and concussion.

Brain

Inside the brain of someone with an eating disorder

Eating disorders are widely misunderstood. Many people think they’re caused by vanity, selfishness, or issues with self control, none of which could be further from the truth. Read more.

Brain

10 epilepsy treatments – from lowest to highest risk

Dr. Mark Agostini discusses what’s new in the world of epilepsy treatment and which traditional therapies still play a big role.