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The toll taken by brain disorders of injury is more than cancer and cardiovascular disease combined, affecting over 30 percent of Canadians. It's plausible that every family in Canada has been touched by a brain condition. Improving our knowledge about brain health, our recognition of brain conditions and our understanding of how to be helpful to those around us is fundamental to reducing the stigma, discrimination and isolation that many Canadians experience every day.
March 2011 marks Canada's first National Brain Awareness Month, an important first step in raising awareness about brain health and the issues fcing millions of Canadians living with brain conditions today.More
Three years ago, The Doctors met Alex, a young woman diagnosed with dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm uncontrollably. The contractions force the body into repetitive and often twisting movements, as well as awkward, irregular postures, which halted Alex's career as a dance teacher.
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION- Placing MRI into operating room benefits patients
By: Jen Skerritt
For now, procedure will be used on neurosurgery patients undergoing procedures such as deep-brain stimulation, where a surgeon implants a device that emits electrical impulses to treat tremors, dystonia or Parkinson's disease.
Posted By RACHEL PUNCH, THE SUDBURY STAR: Mother of three Corinne Fewster-Gagne knew something was wrong with her infant son when he was about three-months-old."If he was awake, he was crying," Fewster-Gagne said. His fists and arms were clenched tight and weren't moving. "If I put him under a mobile he would just lay there all stiff. I knew something was wrong," Fewster-Gagne said.
Guy Dixon From Saturday's Globe and Mail
For many years, Liona Boyd had something distressing happening to her hand, specifically to her right middle finger, and it was only getting worse.