National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Featured Articles :

Alcohol, chocolate, cheese, and yeast can trigger migraines.
December 07, 2021

Migraines: What you need to know

Migraines are more than just a headache. They can sometimes cause vomiting, exhaustion, irritability, and intense pain that can make...

Migraine
Education and communication can empower people with migraines.
November 23, 2021

Helping friends and family understand migraines

Many people with migraines experience stigma. For example, others may not believe their migraine pain is real or that bad,...

Migraine

Over time, Brianna Shevlin (bottom right) has learned to treat her migraines more effectively.
November 11, 2021

Not all headaches are the same

Brianna Shevlin, a 34-year-old educational reading specialist, has had migraines since she was in high school. "I don't think...

Migraine
Practice makes perfect—along with the brief rests in between, according to new research.
November 02, 2021

Why short breaks help you learn

Taking short breaks can be just as important as practice in helping you master a new skill, according to a...

Learning

In one migraine study, participants filled out a headache diary on their smartphone app.
October 26, 2021

Migraine studies look at impact of lifestyle changes

Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines. Much of this can be attributed to hormonal changes...

Migraine
Stay with a person that is having a seizure and keep them safe from harmful objects.
September 01, 2021

How to help someone who is having a seizure

If a person is having a seizure, it's important to know how to help. Some signs of seizure, according...

Epilepsy

Three-year-old Kai Johnson has a rare condition that causes epilepsy and other symptoms.
August 26, 2021

One family’s journey to find epilepsy answers

As an infant, Kai Johnson struggled to reach developmental milestones on time. He sat up and crawled late, and he...

Epilepsy
Kareem Zaghloul, M.D., Ph.D., is a principal investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
August 24, 2021

How do seizures affect the brain?

Of the roughly 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S., about 30% still have seizures despite being on medication. That...

Epilepsy

Generalized seizures affect both sides of the brain whereas focal seizures happen in one area of the brain.
August 17, 2021

Understanding different kinds of seizures

How do you know if someone is having a seizure? It's not always obvious, and symptoms can vary widely....

Epilepsy
Fashion icon Camila Coelho has over 9 million followers on Instagram, where she has recently opened up about her epilepsy.
August 12, 2021

Fashion icon Camila Coelho gets real about epilepsy diagnosis

Camila Coelho is among today's most influential voices in social media with millions of followers on Instagram, TikTok, and...

Epilepsy

Personal Story

Stroke survivor Gregory Symko, D.C., demonstrates a tool that helps patients improve their balance and coordination.
June 25, 2020

A personal approach to stroke treatment

Gregory Symko, D.C., is a chiropractor who specializes in helping people with brain issues related to stroke. He helps...

Stroke, Personal Story, Children and Teenagers
July 13, 2018

One day at a time: Living with an unpredictable disease

Kim Bench likes routines. Every morning, she gets out of bed, does her stretches, and makes breakfast. That is, if...

Multiple Sclerosis, Personal Story