| May 23, 2012
| 12:05 PM
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...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Kristin Stuck decided what her pageant platform as Junior Miss Coopersville would be from her hospital bed at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Stuck had dreamed of being a pageant queen ever since she was little. At 11, she nabbed her first title,...
| May 27, 2012
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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:20 PM
NORFOLK — He moves more slowly and speaks more quietly than folks remember, but there's nothing wrong with C.J. Woollum's mind, or his appetite, as he wages the most difficult battle of his life.
Woollum, the longtime face of Christopher Newport...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:27 PM
A 28-year old woman dying from terminal brain cancer was still locked in a legal battle Thursday with her religious, Korean immigrant parents--because Grace Lee wants her ventilator and feeding tube removed, so she can die in peace.
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:15 PM
The McKenna Claire Foundation has just taken another bold step toward fighting pediatric brain cancer, and now the words of Rex Hudler are stuck in my head again.
Hudler, the former TV color commentator for the Angels, had a homespun phrase that he would...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Indiana's first neuroscience center will soon open.
A special ceremony was held Friday at the new Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center on West 16th Street.
Beginning Monday, the center will treat Alzheimer's disease, brain tumors, epilepsy,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Darrell Laurant, the Lynchburg News & Advance columnist, writer, and author, suffered a stroke on June 8. This is his story, written especially for Our Health.
In its most common usage, the word "stroke" conjures images that are smooth and gentle --...
| Aug 28, 2012
Peering intently at the tiny white smudge in their baby's brain scan, Sue and Ben Erickson could see that the image did not reveal the miracle they had prayed for.
The cancer still lurked, though it had shrunk significantly after five rounds of...
| Oct 9, 2012
Longtime celebrity publicist
Lois Smith, 85, a longtime New York City publicist who worked with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese, died Sunday from a brain hemorrhage after taking a fall during a trip to...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just hours before the 2012 NFL season kicked off, a new study suggested that professional football players were three times more likely to have neurodegenerative diseases than the general population.
When researchers specifically looked at Alzheimer's...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:10 AM
It's one of the most common birth defects, but chances are you haven't heard of Hydrocephalus. Donna West hadn't either, until her baby daughter Willow was diagnosed with the condition.
"We were scared, we cried. We definitely looked at her wanting to...