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What exactly is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that makes reading difficult or nearly impossible for some. How does this condition affect the brain?

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  • 5 Rare Neurological Conditions
    5 Rare Neurological Conditions

    Conditions such as Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy are familiar to most people. But what do you know about pheochromocytomas? Or ataxia? We're covering five lesser-known neurological conditions. See more »

  • Alzhemer's Overview
    Alzhemer's Overview

    A little forgetfulness is normal, but what about when a person can no longer remember the names of their family members? For those with Alzheimer's and the people who love them, debilitating memory loss is a sad fact of everyday life. See more »

  • Are epileptic seizures more common during a full moon?
    Are epileptic seizures more common during a full moon?

    People blame a lot of things on the full moon, including an increase in the rate of seizures among those with epilepsy. But is it really true, or just a sort of superstitious lunacy? See more »

  • Can a study on reversing memory loss lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's?
    Can a study on reversing memory loss lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's?

    Alzheimer's is a particularly tragic disease, devastating those who suffer from it and their family members. Learn how a new study may lead to new treatment possibilities to people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. See more »

  • Epilepsy Overview
    Epilepsy Overview

    You can liken seizures to electrical storms or traffic jams in the brain, but what do those seizures do to the rest of the body? Do epileptics swallow their tongues? Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but most people don't know much about it. See more »

  • Strokes Overview
    Strokes Overview

    Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of permanent disability. More than half of all strokes could be prevented. Are you at risk? See more »

  • Tourette Syndrome Overview
    Tourette Syndrome Overview

    You may think you know what Tourette syndrome is, but throw out what you think you know. Tourette's patients are not constantly twitching and belting out obscenities. See more »

  • What exactly is amnesia?
    What exactly is amnesia?

    My brother and I were watching a television show and a character got bonked really hard on the head. All of a sudden the guy couldn't remember a thing -- not his name, where he lived or even the lady he was married to. What happened? Is this amnesia? See more »

  • What exactly is dyslexia?
    What exactly is dyslexia?

    Dyslexia is a learning disorder that makes reading difficult or nearly impossible for some. How does this condition affect the brain? See more »

  • What is landsickness?
    What is landsickness?

    When you're aboard a ship, you become accustomed to the feeling of the floor tilting and rocking beneath your feet. But what if that sensation stayed with you on dry land -- for years? See more »

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