Dr. Brian Kopell, MD

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  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple and quick MRI technique might aid in early detection of Parkinson's disease, British researchers report.

    The new MRI approach can detect with 85 percent accuracy people who have early stage Parkinson's disease, according to findings pub...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first artificial arm that can perform complex tasks was approved for sale May 9 in the United States.

    The DEKA Arm System detects electrical signals in the muscles close to where the prosthetic is attached, which are then sent to a computer pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with psychiatric disorders are less likely to commit violent crimes if they are taking antipsychotic or mood-stabilizing drugs, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 men and women in Sweden who were prescribed...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone does it, but just why people yawn has remained a mystery. Now, a new study suggests that yawning might help cool an overheated brain.

    Austrian researchers found that the amount of yawning folks do varies with air temperature, with the p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that nature and nurture may be equal partners in the origins of autism.

    "This study emphasizes not only what a strong role genetics play as a cause for autism in many affected individuals, but it also reinforces the concept th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.

    The study included 204 patients in Scotland...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement.

    All the patients saw some improvement in weakness or paralysis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene mutation associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- has been identified in a study led by the U.S National Institute on Aging (NIA).

    ALS is a fatal degenerative condition that kills ne...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removing half the skull is a drastic step, but it's one that can save lives in people over 60 who've had a severe stroke, new research indicates.

    Unfortunately, even though the procedure -- called hemicraniectomy -- reduces pressure on a swel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine withdrawal triggers changes to the brain that help explain why smokers have such a tough time quitting, a new study suggests.

    Up to 80 percent of smokers who try to quit eventually start smoking again. This latest finding might lead to n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A unique way to possibly treat the intense pain of phantom limb syndrome has been invented -- by creating a virtual world for an amputee to enter via computer.

    Within that world, the patient controlled a "virtual arm" and apparently relieved his ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although most Americans live relatively close to a hospital that can give emergency stroke treatment, few actually receive the recommended therapies, a new study suggests.

    People suffering a stroke caused by a blood clot -- which most strokes ar...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

    Scientists from the University of Miami an...Full Article