When you feel dizzy or light-headed, it’s because your brain isn’t getting enough blood. Most of the time, dizziness goes away quickly on its own or is easily treated. Here are the most common causes of light-headedness: Dehydration (your body does not have enough water) because of vomiting, diarrhea, or fever… Read more »
Is fish really brain food? Is my brain really a muscle? What happens to my brain during a concussion? We answer these questions and more.
Josh Roe was a passenger in a car that was broad-sided by a bread truck in 2008. He suffered a traumatic brain injury that was so severe that his family feared he would never walk, talk, or feed himself again. He was flown to UPMC Presbyterian and later went through… Read more »
Nathan Barcaskey was a healthy, happy, energetic kid. He loved to wrestle, play basketball, and take hikes in the woods. When Nathan started complaining of bad headaches, his mother took him to the family’s primary care physician (PCP), who recommended they see Bilal Sitwat, MD, a neurologist in the Brain… Read more »
A severe headache can stop you in your tracks. How you treat it depends on what is causing the pain. The most common cause of headaches is muscle tightness in the neck, jaw, and shoulders. The pain tends to occur on both sides of your head, starting at the back… Read more »