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Manage Your Muscles

WebMD has tips to make sure your MS muscle problems won't keep you from enjoying an active life.

Mirror Movement Disorder

What if you wanted your right hand to pick up a pencil and suddenly your left hand reached out as well? What if you tried to pick up a sock with the toes of your left foot and your right foot also reacted? These are examples of mirror movement disorder. Recent research with genetically engineered mi

CDC Guidelines on Meningitis

Meningitis is "an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease can be caused by a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection, with the type of infection determining the type of treatment needed. The Centers f

ADHD Therapies

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of ADHD therapies including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Medication to Treat MS

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. No cure exists, but there are medications that can help alleviate the disease's symptoms and slow its progression.

About the Sciatic Nerve

The sciatic nerve is an important nerve that supplies electrical impulses to the lower back, thigh, shin and foot. The nervous system's most basic functional unit is the neuron. Every neuron has two types of fibers extending from its cell body. The first type is called the dendrite, which carries el

NIH Practice Guidelines for Seizures

Seizures occur due to uncontrolled and disorganized electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can be caused by a variety of disorders, and for this reason the National Institutes of Health have produced clear guidelines on the proper methods to diagnose the causes of and treatments for a seizure. B

Pearls, Perils, and Pitfalls

Electroencephalography (EEG) is the technique of recording from the scalp the spontaneous electrical activity of the brain and correlating it to the underlying brain function.

ADHD Treatment Side Effects

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of the side effects caused by ADHD medicines including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Early Therapy May Alter Multiple Sclerosis

The unpredictable nature of multiple sclerosis leaves many people vulnerable to this disease, yet a new study suggests that very early therapy may alter its course.

How to Live With a Spinal Cord Injury and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a main concern for individuals who have had a spinal cord injury (SCI). Almost all patients with SCI get osteoporosis. According to Jelena Svircev, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, "osteoporosis, or porous bone, i

Epilepsy: Stereotypes in Movies

New research suggests that the film industry continues to depict ancient beliefs and stereotypes associated with epilepsy.

Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for Pituitary Adenomas

The transsphenoidal approach for resection of a pituitary adenoma has been done for a century, but a purely endoscopic technique is recent. How effective is it in producing an endocrinological cure?