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Topic: Brain & Mental Health

Bell's palsy vs. stroke

Bell’s Palsy vs. Stroke

Bell’s palsy and stroke both affect facial muscles, but are distinct conditions that differ in symptoms, severity, and recovery. Recognizing the unique signs of these conditions is vital for seeking timely and...

Aneurysm vs. Stroke

Aneurysm vs. Stroke

Every year, about 30,000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture, with one occurring every 18 minutes. Although they are two distinct conditions, a ruptured aneurysm in the brain can cause a life...

Learn the early warning signs of stroke

Early Warning Signs of Stroke

It’s estimated that when a large blood vessel supplying the brain is blocked, more than one million brain cells are irreversibly lost each minute that passes. This makes stroke one of the most time-sensitive...

A pensive man

Are Suicidal Thoughts Common?

Suicide is occurring at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2022, the U.S. had the highest number of suicide deaths ever recorded. Among...