August 18, 2016
What happens when an athlete has a concussion? Watch our recent Medicine of the Games segment to learn more from David Brody, MD, PhD, a Washington University neurologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Put simply, there are little tears in the wiring of the axons, which connect one part of the brain to another. There are also
May 27, 2016
On the one year anniversary of his stroke, Blair Russell spent the evening with friends at Busch Stadium cheering his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, on to a win.
On May 4, 2015, 37-year-old Blair Russell was teaching his fifth-graders math, just as he did every day after lunch. Suddenly, something felt off. “I was
May 20, 2016
Tamara Ramage Bruce’s life is full of blessings. In the past six years, she’s gotten married and had two children.
“I’m so grateful and amazed that I can be here,” she says with a laugh after being treated for a rare brain tumor in 2010.
Bruce was a healthy young woman in her mid-20s when
May 6, 2016
Prad Sabharwal was at home talking on the telephone with his brother early one morning when his right hand suddenly went numb. Within minutes, the 56-year-old St. Louisan couldn’t move his arm at all and then, just as sudden, his right leg also wouldn’t move. Sabharwal hung up the phone and called his wife,
September 18, 2015
Receiving a diagnosis of a brain aneurysm can be frightening. Although ruptured aneurysms are relatively uncommon, they can cause very serious illness or result in loss of life.
A brain aneurysm is a weak, bulging spot on the wall of a brain artery that is very much like a weak spot on an inner tube
May 13, 2015
Stroke has become the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year. A stroke occurs when there is a blockage of vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Fast, accurate treatment for stroke victims is critical for preserving
March 27, 2015
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital wants to remind people that brain injuries can affect anyone. Concussions are the most common form of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and are the result of a blow, jolt or bump to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Since anyone can sustain
July 21, 2014
Professional banker and grandfather, Dennis Hesker, 62, loved spending time with his family but found he was slowing down due to the emergence of some mysterious pain in his back and shoulders in early 2012. The pain was making it difficult to do the things he loved, including playing with his grandchildren and working on
May 14, 2014
Although stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability, many myths surround this disease. Recognizing signs and symptoms of stroke is difficult and the symptoms are often mistaken for other conditions, such as the general signs of aging or symptoms of a heart attack. Test how