The Vagus Nerve: An explainer of the tenth cranial nerve and its clinical implications

The Vagus Nerve: An explainer of the tenth cranial nerve and its clinical implications

Vagus nerve stimulation is a treatment that has been occasionally used to treat epilepsy, treatment-resistant depression, and even Alzheimer’s dementia. Are you familiar with this unusual treatment? Are you familiar with the vagus nerve? Though it’s not commonly known, it’s a critical part of your nervous system and has many potential clinical implications. Let’s chat about the vagus nerve and vagus nerve stimulation, but first, some background and context.

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Considering the unseen links to Alzheimer’s: Gingivitis

Considering the unseen links to Alzheimer’s: Gingivitis

According to the Alzheimer Association’s annual report Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, “an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021.” This number is expected to more than double to 12.7 million by the year 2050.

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Four Types of EEGs

Four Types of EEGs

EEGs – or electroencephalograms – are used to diagnose many neurological conditions. Depending on the condition, your health care provider may order one of four different types of EEGs.

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Building Blocks for Your Child’s Brain

Building Blocks for Your Child’s Brain

The first few years of a child’s life are vital for lifelong growth and development, with several major factors that are important for parents to consider in the effort of giving kids the building blocks they need to grow up healthy and happy. How does a parent foster positive growth and help their children to thrive?

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How does the brain process emotions?

How does the brain process emotions?

The brain is a complex organ that pilots not just our body, but our moods, emotions, and memories as well. These mental processes help us to safely navigate the ever-changing world around us.

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What Exactly is COVID-19 Brain Fog?

What Exactly is COVID-19 Brain Fog?

Although COVID-19 is categorized as a respiratory illness, it can have major effects on neurological function, including prolonged brain fog. Learn more about the effects of COVID-19 on our brain

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