Poor sleep increases migraine-related pain and mental health burden

For migraine sufferers, poor sleep quality contributes to an increased risk of migraine and migraine pain, as well as reduced quality of life and mental health. Migraine has been shown to significantly reduce HRQOL and have significant effects on activities of daily living, direct medical costs, and prevalence of comorbidities. Early detection of factors strongly … Read more

The study provides a key link between the social environment and healthy brains

As people age, maintaining a positive and predictable social environment becomes increasingly important. For example, maintaining close relationships with friends and family has been identified as one of the key ingredients for healthy aging. While some declines in health, mind, and body are inevitable, studies show that maintaining a positive social environment can help prevent … Read more

Penn Highlands Healthcare to open state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in Dubois | Tripartite Sunday

DuBOIS — Penn Highlands Healthcare is opening a new $24.3 million Center of Excellence on the Penn Highlands DuBois West campus. The four-story complex will serve as the hub for DuBois Health System’s neurology, orthopedics and sports medicine, rehabilitation, gynecology/obstetrics and pediatrics outpatient services, according to a PHH press release. The Center of Excellence, located … Read more

The art of working fast and slow

Getty Getty If you are a leader, you have a lot to do. Your days are long and the work never stops. Most of the time, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. So you stretch the hours by working long days and then Saturday mornings or Sunday nights just to catch up and … Read more

The study tracks individuals’ risk or resilience to mental health disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

When the world shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world experienced profound psychological stress to varying degrees. Now, a new study takes advantage of the unique situation and longitudinally examines the demographic, neurobiological, and psychological factors that have contributed to individuals’ risk or resilience to stress-related mental health … Read more

For patients with MS, additional care from a nurse practitioner improves mental health

For patients with MS, NP-led care as an adjunct improved depression compared with usual care at 3 and 6 months, with no changes in satisfaction with care. Supplemental care by a nurse practitioner (NP) compared to usual care improves anxiety and depression among people with MS in a Canadian clinical trial by Penelope Smyth, MD, … Read more

Ohio State Collaborates with Nonprofit to Develop Technology for Neurological Disorders

In partnership with Battelle, a nonprofit science and technology organization, Ohio State will help launch the NeuroTech Institute to develop new treatments for patients with neurological diseases. Credit: Catherine Simon | Fener Reporter Ohio State and Batela non-profit science and technology organization, have partnered to help launch the NeuroTech Institute to develop new treatments for … Read more

How is the COVID pandemic affecting perinatal mental health?

A recent review published in the journal Advances in Neuroscience and Psychiatry discusses the adverse effects of the ongoing coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on perinatal mental health. survey: Perinatal mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Image credit: Pormezz / Shutterstock.com Background The first few weeks after giving birth are physically, emotionally and mentally taxing. Perinatal … Read more

The #1 vitamin that keeps your brain “young and healthy”—and foods to eat every day

As a nutritionist, I always make it a point to maintain a well-balanced diet. A lot of it has to do with making sure I’m getting all the right vitamins, especially because it’s essential to prevent cognitive decline. And given that the risk of neurological disease increases with age, one question I often get from … Read more