September 28, 20129282012
New Treatments May Help Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia
Most people know the
frustration of having a word on the "tip of your tongue" that they
simply can't remember. But that passing nuisance can be an everyday
occurrence for someone with aphasia, a communication disorder
caused by a stroke or other brain damage that impairs the ability
to process language.
For New Mom With Aphasia, 'Giving Up Was Not an Option'
At 25, Rachel Eagly had a
one-week-old son and a vicious headache. But she never would have
guessed that the headache signaled a major stroke that would
temporarily seize her ability to speak and also change her future
for the better.
Health Tip: Treat a Toddler to a Picnic
If your child balks at sitting at the table,
why not take it on the road? Treating your toddler to a picnic can
encourage healthier eating and outdoor activity.
Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers
A sophisticated genetic
test sometimes used during pregnancy can't always predict if
chromosomal abnormalities will cause problems in children, leading
some mothers to label the information "toxic knowledge" they wish
they hadn't received, a small new study shows.