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A male nurse prepares the arm of his female patient to receive her COVID-19 vaccine.

How the COVID-19 Vaccine Was Developed So Quickly

Apr 14, 2021

Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, some information may not be up to date. Stay informed by following information from your local officials and by visiting the CDC website. Before COVID-19, the fastest vaccine ever developed was the 1960s mumps vaccine, taking only...

COVID-19 Vaccine
Neurons are connected through synapses to form a memory.

How Sleep Can Help You Retain Information

Apr 14, 2021

Most people don’t give much thought to the function of memory or how it works. However, memories are an essential part of everything we do. If we didn’t have the capability to form them, we wouldn’t remember how to eat with a fork and knife, have a conversation with a friend, or do our jobs. For...

Neurology
Healthy Aging
A young caregiver assists a woman living with Parkinson’s disease who uses a walker to move.

Answers to the Most Searched Parkinson’s Questions

Apr 14, 2021

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that primarily affects the dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain called the basal ganglia and substantia nigra. Indications of Parkinson's are slow to develop over many years. Symptoms may include tremors, bradykinesia (...

Neurology

A New Surgical Treatment Option To Help Your Neck Pain

Apr 14, 2021

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is an age or injury-related condition that happens when one or more vertebrae in the spinal column herniate or break down. There are rubbery discs in between each vertebra that allow the back to bend. However, these deteriorate over time and can’t offer as much...

Bone & Joint Health
Chronic Pain
Neurology
Spine Care
Abbas Rana, MD, and John Vierling, MD, liver transplant specialists at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Cen

Innovative AI Is Improving Liver Transplant Outcomes

Apr 13, 2021

Doctors at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine have joined forces with InformAI to bring new, revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) technology to liver transplant patients. This development should accelerate the transplant process, bringing hope to thousands waiting...

Liver Care
Woman receiving a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by a healthcare professional.

What To Know About Two-Dose COVID-19 Vaccines

Apr 12, 2021

Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, some information may not be up to date. Stay informed by following information from your local officials and by visiting the CDC website. The development of a third COVID-19 vaccine option by Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, which...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Vaccine
A doctor fills a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine in preparation for a vaccination.

Your Guide to the Different COVID-19 Vaccines

Apr 12, 2021

Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, some information may not be up to date. Stay informed by following information from your local officials and by visiting the CDC website. As of March 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given emergency-use...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Vaccine
Middle-aged man living with Parkinson’s disease practices yoga to help with symptoms.

Managing Early-Onset Parkinson’s Disease With Exercise

Apr 09, 2021

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. The onset of symptoms varies from person to person, but people living with Parkinson’s disease may experience tremors, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), limb rigidity, or gait and balance...

Neurology
Doctor points out signs of stroke in COVID-19 patient’s MRI brain scan.

Connections Between COVID-19 and Stroke You Need to Know

Apr 09, 2021

The connections between COVID-19 and stroke may boil down to a combination of factors, including complications that come with an infection or pre-existing conditions. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and its connection to stroke. Can COVID-19 increase your risk of...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Stroke Care
A young woman practices loving-kindness meditation to help reduce stress and manage anxiety.

How To Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

Apr 09, 2021

What does loving-kindness mean? Kindness is the quality of being generous and caring. Loving is the act of caring for someone deeply. Combine these two words, and you get the root of loving-kindness meditation: compassion. This meditation drives a particular purpose of directing loving thoughts...

General Health & Wellness
Resolutions - Mind