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More Than a Personality Quirk: OCD is Debilitating, but Manageable

As a child, Andrea Martin says she would reread passages multiple times to make sure she didn’t miss anything. She didn’t think much about her quirk until she got to college and began experiencing more...

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...

Finding Answers, Hope for Hypersomnia

We all know the feeling that comes with a bad night’s sleep. We feel groggy, drained, crabby and just flat-out exhausted. Fortunately, for most of us, that experience only happens occasionally. But what if...

How Meditation and Mindfulness Can Help You Cope with Stress

It seems many of us are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety these days. That’s not all that surprising, given the rising number of COVID-19 cases in many communities and the continued stressors that come...

Exercise for a Younger Brain

Would you be willing to spend 90 minutes a week working up a sweat in exchange for a brain that behaves years younger? Drs. Keith McGregor and Joe Nocera from the Emory Department of...

Dystonia: Jamie Dupree Fights Back Against Oromandibular Dystonia

Fifty-five-year-old husband and father of three Jamie Dupree has been a radio news correspondent for more than 30 years. He’s covered the United States Congress and politics under six different presidents, but about three...

‘Your Fantastic Mind’ Season 2: Continuing to Take You Behind the Curtain of the Brain

Emory Brain Health Center and Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) are continuing their partnership with a second season of "Your Fantastic Mind". The Emmy-nominated television series features compelling stories on brain-related health and wellness. The...

Ja’Lisa’s Journey: Reclaiming Life after Epilepsy

In her early 20s, Ja’Lisa Thomas was enjoying life — teaching preschool and expecting her first child — until something went very wrong. She was stopped at a red light on her way to...

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