Is Wearing Flip-Flops Actually Harming Your Health?

There’s nothing quite like spending summer wading through bleach-white, sandy beaches in your flip-flops. As a matter of fact, flip-flops are synonymous with summer time. After all, who takes a trip down the Shore without sunblock, sunglasses, a great book and yes, your flip-flops? And while it’s easy to see why flip-flops are popular, they’re […]

Staying On the Ball: Office Chair or Exercise Ball?

For office workers who spend nearly eight hours a day seated at a desk, fatigue, stiffness and back pain can become a norm. Not only do these issues decrease productivity and efficiency in the workplace, but they can negatively impact your overall physical and mental health. One growing trend, believed by many to combat these […]

What to Do When a Stroke Strikes

It can be scary to witness someone experiencing a stroke, especially if you never have before. If you do see someone having a stroke, it is important to know that time is of the essence and your presence very well may help to save a life. In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, the neurosurgeons of […]

Top 10 Neurological Symptoms to Always Discuss with Your Doctor

It’s always a good idea to listen to your body; while you may be familiar with slight dizziness during allergy season or experience an occasional headache after a long day at work, it is important to acknowledge when something feels off. Symptoms, after all, are your body’s way of indicating that something abnormal may be […]

Keep Your Brain on Its Toes: Activities to Support Cognitive Health 

Many of us know how to keep the body healthy, actively working to incorporate nutritious meals and exercise into our daily lives.  However, the brain is just as important! While many are unsure about how to maintain cognitive health, it is actually fairly easy to do and can even be quite fun. As leaders in […]

Man with Brain Tumor Defies the Odds

Severe headaches delivered Barry Cupoli into the hands of Dr. Adam Lipson of IGEA Brain & Spine. That happened when an emergency CT scan of Cupoli’s brain required an immediate trip for emergency surgery at Morristown Medical Center. As often happens when a major event causes life to freeze in place, Cupoli’s wife Carleen remembers the exact date: Monday, September 14, 2015. “I’d be lost without her,” Barry says lovingly of Carleen.

John McCain and His Battle Against Glioblastoma

Senator John McCain announced that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma—known formally as glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM—a deadly brain tumor affecting 72,000 patients each year. The cancer was discovered in the 30-year Senate veteran after a blood clot above McCain’s left eye was found during a routine physical exam.

A Quick Go-To Guide on Headaches

Headaches are something we’ve all had the displeasure of dealing with at some point in our lives. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), it has been estimated that approximately half of the adult population has had at least one headache in the last year.

Superagers to the Rescue!

Find Out What Makes These “Super Humans” Tick and How You Can Become One, Too The word superager may sound like some otherworldly species based on comic book lore, but it is, in fact, an up-and-coming term that describes something close to a superpower: extraordinary mental capability in one’s golden years. Origin: The Super Back […]

Becoming Mindful of the Brain and its Functions

The human brain is the epicenter of the central nervous system, which controls the body’s most vital tasks. Everything from movement of limbs and facial features to regulating bodily functions like breathing is sent as a message from some part of the brain. Comprised of billions of nerve cells that communicate with the body through […]