What is a stroke?

Our brains need a consistent flow of blood and oxygen. Which is precisely why strokes can be so dangerous.

Acute stroke: critical emergency steps

Every second counts in the aftermath of a stroke, and medical professionals must act quickly to save lives.

7 tips for stroke prevention

As many as 80 percent of strokes are preventable, provided we humans take good care of ourselves.

How different strokes impact different brain functions

Strokes can happen anywhere in the brain. Where they occur can dictate the symptoms a patient experiences.

BE FAST: How a mnemonic is improving stroke awareness

Awareness and a speedy response are keys to minimizing the consequences of a stroke. One mnemonic can help.

Understanding the ins and outs of epilepsy

Epilepsy is a family of brain disorders marked by seizures. In this Q&A, Dr. Bruce Hermann explains how the condition affects cognition.

How SLPs help people with autism communicate better

Speech language pathologists specialize in helping kids communicate. For individuals with autism, their work can be critical.

A life with autism

Dr. Stephen Shore was diagnosed with autism nearly 60 years ago. As he writes, his life has been richer as a result.

What is autism?

April is Autism Acceptance Month, which means it's a great time to explain more about autism and the brain.