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It started with headaches and exhaustion. Then, in October, straight-A student Emily Barnett began falling asleep during class at Burroughs High School, and on a couple of occasions, she didn't make it to campus at all. By Thanksgiving, her mother, Lisa...
A talented choreographer with his sights set on New York University, 15-year-old Kevin Zambrano has been blocking out dance numbers since the sixth grade. But the Burbank High School sophomore's work took on a new level of intensity this spring as he...
Steve Silverman earlier this week sat at the front of his fourth-grade classroom during a reading exercise, pulled out a crumpled ball of paper and lobbed it at a student. With their hands stretched skyward, the George Washington Elementary students...
Tuesday, May 7 I truly hope you were able to catch "Susan's Story," either last night at 6 or today on WDBJ 7 Mornin'. Susan Bahorich bravely shared her personal struggle with ovarian cancer. I am so proud of her for being open and honest with what she is...
A new study of brains donated after death details the degenerative brain disease that afflicted 68 of 85 subjects who suffered multiple concussions during stints in the military or in organized sports. Among the deceased athletes whose brains were...
Kristin Froehlich knew something was wrong with her mental abilities the moment she pulled into the parking lot of a sporting goods store last spring. “Driving to Dick's Sporting Goods in Naperville, I pulled into the parking lot, and just sat...
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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefIf you want to find a house with more Christmas joy than almost anywhere, pay a visit to the Norman family in Rustburg. "We just celebrate the birth of Jesus and the joy that brings," said Dawn Norman, matriarch of the Norman family. Their home on...
An eerie new disease is cropping up among raccoons in Northern California and Oregon: brain tumors that may be linked to a previously unidentified virus discovered by a team led by UC Davis veterinarians and researchers. Necropsies conducted since...
Special to this NewspaperThree years ago, it was unclear whether Dejon Wilson would ever walk or even talk again. This Christmas, the Imperial High senior will continue being thankful for his miraculous recovery, which has allowed him to not only walk, talk, and eat, but play...
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Billings, MT - According to a Brazilian notification submitted this week to the World Organization for Animal Health, commonly known as the OIE, Brazil identified a cow that died in December 2010 that was a suspect for a neurological disease such as...
Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without....
Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor has always loved the brain’s complex beauty. But she developed an unexpectedly deep appreciation for her own in 1996 after a blood vessel ruptured and she suffered a massive stroke. The life-changing moment destroyed...
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