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Local Caregivers Raise Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease During Annual Symposium

They're hoping events like these will start an upward trend in cure research

FARGO, N.D. — According to health experts, about 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. That number is expected to double in the next 20 years. Local caregivers are bringing awareness to the disease and supporting those who have it. People living with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones are filling the air with “ahs,” but…

Natural Grocers Holds Class on Brain Health

The focus was healing naturopathically

FARGO, N.D. — Natural Grocers held a class on natural ways to improve brain health. Naturopathic doctor Joan Waters taught the class and highlighted an anti-inflammatory diet and avoiding processed foods. Some people attending the class say healing the natural way is a better alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. “I have a neurological disorder that I’m trying to heal naturally. I’m…

Boston University Study: Concussions Don’t Lead to CTE

CTE is a condition that can only be diagnosed upon death

  NATIONAL — A new study is shedding some light on the theory over concussions and a neurodegenerative disease. Researchers at Boston University say they do not believe concussions lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE can cause a number of cognitive issues and show dementia and Alzheimer’s-related symptoms. Researchers say CTE is caused by repeated head trauma, regardless…

That Pumpkin Spice Addiction May Not be All in Your Head

Pumpkin spice is actually a blend of several different spices, including ground cinnamon, dry ginger, nutmeg and cloves

  NATIONAL — ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything…and if you’re a self-proclaimed addict of the spiced coffees, Oreos and everything else pumpkin, it couldn’t have come soon enough. But that addiction may not necessarily be all in your head. Pumpkin spice is actually a blend of several different spices, including ground cinnamon, dry ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Researchers…

Actress Kate Walsh Breaks Silence on Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Surgeons were able to remove the tumor, and she was able to make a full recovery

  NATIONAL — Actress Kate Walsh of Grey’s Anatomy and the spin-off series, Private Practice, is breaking her silence over a 2015 diagnosis she never saw coming. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Walsh says doctors diagnosed her with a brain tumor. She says she did not take her fatigue and other symptoms seriously, thinking it was her busy schedule and…

Despite Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Sen. McCain Showing No Signs of Slowing Down

McCain's office says he will maintain a regular work schedule while continuing his treatment

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — It seems Senator John McCain is not letting brain cancer slow down his work in the government and for the country. McCain’s office says he will maintain a regular work schedule while continuing his treatment. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in July after having surgery for a blood clot. McCain, who is 81-years-old has undergone…

NFL Responds to Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

In 111 NFL players' brains, 110 of them had CTE

  NATIONAL — The NFL has released a statement concerning a study on football players and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states researchers looked at more than 200 autopsies of former NFL, college and high school football players. Researchers say they found 170 out of 202 players had…

Red River Valley Supporting VanCamp Family During Health Crisis

A spaghetti benefit and silent auction was set up to help one boy with a brain injury

FARGO, N.D. — The FM area comes together over a plate of Spaghetti to help one kid in need. Calvin VanCamp was playing outside at school when he fell and hit his head on ice. Once he began getting treatment for his injury, doctors found out he had life threatening brain bleed. Organizers offered a spaghetti dinner and there was…

Onword Together and the Unmasking Brain Injury Project

Brain injury survivors are creating masks to show what it's like living with a brain injury

FARGO, N.D. — Creativity was shown all throughout Onword Therapy in Fargo during a mask making get together. Brain injury survivors spent the afternoon decorating masks to display at the capitol. It is one way the North Dakota Brain Injury Network is giving brain injury survivors a chance to share their stories. The Unmasking Brain Injury Project allows people to…

NDSU Departments Go Head to Head for Fellow Student with Health Crisis

Two NDSU departments are raising money for a pharmacy student's medical bills

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students are having some friendly competition for a good cause. The College of Engineering and the College of Health Professions are going head to head to raise money for Emily Perrin’s medical bills. The pharmacy student suffered a brain hemorrhage in December. In the 7th annual “Battle of the Cents-es”, donated coins will give positive points…