Cryoballoon Ablation Helps Elite Athlete Stay Competitive

A minimally invasive procedure treated a dedicated athlete’s atrial fibrillation — and allowed him to enjoy multiple athletic pursuits again. Doug Heady is a competitive man. So competitive, says wife Kathy, “he can’t just do something; he has to race it.” “It’s my lifestyle,” Heady notes proudly. And he has the titles and trophies to …

Epilepsy Struggle Inspires U-M Graduate to Give Back

After epilepsy surgery, Ike Nwankwo has found meaning sending joy to children with medical conditions. Not many people can say their brain surgeon came to their college graduation party. MORE FROM MICHIGAN: Sign up for our weekly newsletter “He shook my hand and told me to put that part of my brain to good use and …

Alzheimer’s Disease vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?

Dementia occurs for a variety of reasons — one of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about the nuances. The difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is one of the most common questions received at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center.  MORE FROM MICHIGAN: Sign up for our weekly newsletter It’s a great question because the …

5 Ways to Protect Your Memory from Dementia

Over time, small behaviors can do big things for your brain. Read on for a healthy memory toolkit. Many middle-aged adults are concerned about developing memory loss later in life. Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent memory loss, researchers are finding out more and more about how the brain works and how to …

Think You’re Having a Stroke? Every Minute Counts

It’s best to err on the side of caution and get to an emergency room if signs of a stroke are suspected, a Michigan Medicine physician says. That’s why knowing the symptoms is crucial. If you think you might be having a stoke, don’t hesitate or ignore the suspicion. Call 911 and get to an …