UNC Health Talk

Category: Brain Health

UNC Neurology patient Russ Flowers and his wife Mary Jo

December 17, 2018

One Couple’s Journey with Primary Progressive Aphasia

This neurocognitive disorder that interferes with language abilities has changed the lives of Russell Flowers and his wife, Mary Jo.

Neurocognitive Disorders

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Senior woman looking pensively out window

August 17, 2018

How Diabetes Might Increase Your Risk of Dementia

There is a link, but research is inconclusive as to why. Here are some theories.

Dementia, Diabetes

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graphic of brain with lightening strike

June 7, 2018

Will This New Drug Mean Relief for Migraine Sufferers?

Neurologist Gary Jay, MD, answers questions about the newly approved medication to prevent migraines.

Neurology

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cartoon of man grasping his head, wincing in pain

May 3, 2018

Can Eating Hot Peppers Give You A ‘Thunderclap’ Headache?

These terrible headaches aren’t common, but they could be a sign of more serious problems.

Neurology

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rows of prescription bottles

January 24, 2018

How Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids Can Hurt Your Brain

Even if a drug is sold as “non-habit-forming,” it could cause symptoms such as confusion and memory loss.

Neurology, Sleep

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