Dr. Steven Meyers, MD

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Affiliation:

  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Neurological Institute

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A "homing signal" in the brain tells people which way to travel, and the strength of the signal affects people's ability to navigate, researchers report.

    Their study is the first to uncover why some people are better at finding their way than ot...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's too soon to tell whether medical marijuana can help treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said in a new position statement released Wednesday.

    Mar...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a stent to capture and remove a stroke-causing blood clot is safe and improves recovery, Dutch researchers report.

    About one-third of patients who had the procedure -- called intraarterial treatment -- recovered from their stroke with on...Full Article

  • Steven Meyers, MD - Evanston, IL - Neurology
    A tension headache is the most common type of headache which most people will experience at some time. Tension headaches are typically described as a generalized squeezing or tightening type of pain. Tension headaches are not usually associated with nausea, light or sound sensitivity, or other ne...Read More
  • Steven Meyers, MD - Evanston, IL - Neurology
    Migraine triggers are unique from person to person. What triggers a migraine in one person may not in another. Many different foods may trigger migraine is some persons. Common food triggers include alcohol, aged meats, cheese, caffeine, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and chocolate. Many other foods...Read More
  • Steven Meyers, MD - Evanston, IL - Neurology
    There are a variety of medications available to treat migraine headaches. They are generally divided into 2 groups, abortive treatments which are taken to alleviate a migraine when it occurs and preventative treatments that are taken regularly to lessen the frequency and severity of attacks. The...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with the hormone progesterone doesn't benefit patients with traumatic brain injury, a new study finds.

    "These results are plainly disappointing," lead investigator Dr. David Wright, an associate professor and vice chair for research i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.

    Experts said the findings don't prove that breathing disorders, including sleep ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.

    "Although players who sustain a concussion may be symptom-f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds.

    The brain "becomes more connected and integ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

    "We found that a medium level of daily total physical activity is associated with a lower risk of Parkinson's disease...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've mapped the genome -- the genetic "blueprint" -- of a tapeworm extracted from a British man's brain, in hopes it might help others with this very rare infection.

    As reported Nov. 21 in the journal Genome Biology, the t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The trans fats found in your favorite junk foods aren't just clogging your arteries: New research shows they might also be messing with your memory.

    Young and middle-aged men who ate large amounts of trans fats exhibited a significantly reduced a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements may not reduce seniors' risk of memory loss, according to a new study.

    Past research hinted that taking vitamin B12 and folic acid might help protect memory and thinking skills, according to backgrou...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Muscle-controlling nerve cells in the brain may be damaged earlier in Lou Gehrig's disease than previously thought, a new mouse study suggests.

    The findings may lead researchers to shift their focus on the origins of the neurological disease -- a...Full Article