National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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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...

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...


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...

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....


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...

December 24, 2020

How we remember may come down to unique firing patterns in our brains

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's largest research hospital, have discovered more clues...


Taylor Twellman's foundation, ThinkTaylor, educates kids about concussions.
September 01, 2020

Taylor Twellman encourages 4 million kids to sign concussion pledge

In 2008, Taylor Twellman was among the best players in U.S. Major League Soccer for the New England Revolution. But...

Traumatic Brain Injury
A scan of a human brain showing effects from an ischemic stroke.
August 20, 2020

Brain imaging, telehealth studies promise better stroke prevention and recovery

Stroke research is a priority for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Stroke, which often stops blood from flowing to...


A traumatic brain injury happens after a blow to the head, which can damage brain cells.
August 06, 2020

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. This can cause the brain...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Better training for emergency medical responders may increase the survival rate of patients with severe head injury.
July 23, 2020

3 studies point the way to better treatment for traumatic brain injury

The National Institutes of Health supports studies that look for better ways to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Here...

Traumatic Brain Injury

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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