Does Long COVID Have an Impact on Functional Neurological Disorder?

The belief that long COVID might be related to a functional neurological disorder (FND) remains untested, a systematic review showed. Across 102 long COVID studies, neurologic symptoms were insufficiently characterized to support or refute a diagnosis of FND, reported Tiago Teodoro, MD, PhD, of St. George's Hospital in London, and colleagues. MedPage Today’s recent article...
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What Is Probate?

Unless they’ve experienced it themselves, most people don’t know what happens after the funeral is over and mourners return to their lives. A recent article from San Francisco Bay Times, “Probate in a Nutshell,” explains how the probate process works. Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased...
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How Did Speech Pathologist’s Estate Benefit Students?

Nancy Whitaker made a career as a speech pathologist in various Marion County (Ohio) schools. She was born in Florida and married “Bud” Whitaker in 1976. He passed in 2003. Enjoying history, Nancy was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Marion Historical Society, making many friends in those organizations. She was...
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Can Sense of Smell Indicate Parkinson’s Disease?

One nonmotor symptom that experts are particularly looking at is a loss of smell, which occurs in approximately 90% of those with early-stage Parkinson's disease. VeryWell Health’s recent article, “How a Smell Test May Predict Parkinson's Disease,” says that loss of smell (called hyposmia or olfactory dysfunction) not only impairs a person's...
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Top 10 Estate Planning Myths

Estate planning addresses many issues, from who inherits your property or handles your finances to who takes care of you if you’re incapacitated to who manages funds for a disabled child. Unfortunately, there are many myths around estate planning, as explained in the recent article “Debunking the Top 10 estate planning...
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