Brain Health

When Stroke Became a Family Affair, Emory Was Ready to Help

In 2015, when Tiffany’s 52-year-old sister had a massive stroke, she went looking to find the best possible care. And when she came to Emory Healthcare, she knew she had found it. “I remember asking...

From the NFL to ALS: Kerry Goode’s Journey

Before taking the field for a big game, Kerry Goode would give himself a pep talk. “Stay in the moment,” the former star running back at the University of Alabama would tell himself. “Don’t get...

A Living Laboratory: Monitoring Alzheimer’s Disease in its Earliest Stages

Someday soon, Georgia Williams hopes to see her picture on the wall at the Emory Brain Health Center. ”I get so full and so excited to say I’m part of a trailblazing team that’s going...

Break the Stigma: Strong Mental Health Starts with a Conversation

You are not alone. It’s a simple but powerful statement for anyone who has suffered from periods (or prolonged episodes) of anxiety, depression or other mental health illnesses. For far too long, these types...

Tango and Parkinson’s: Can Dance Improve Movement and Confidence?

Jere and Lee Reaves met on a dance floor in Cincinnati, Ohio. It seems only fitting that one of Jere’s treatments for her Parkinson’s disease is taking place on familiar territory. Jere and Lee participate...

Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder after Graduation

Most people think of high school graduation as an exciting new beginning. But to parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can also be a time of confusion, stress and flat-out fear....

Resilience and the Brain: Healing from Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year, there are roughly 1.7 million people who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the U.S. Another estimated 5.3 million Americans live with a disability caused by TBI. But for Russell Erickson,...

Understanding the Connection Between COVID-19 and Stroke

For health care providers and researchers, the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging, but it also presents an opportunity to better understand how this virus affects the body. While we’re getting better and better at slowing...

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