Friday
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Common Uses of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Gamma knife surgery is an important alternative treatment option for conventional brain surgery. Since the first gamma knife radiosurgery was recorded in 1968, each year nearly 20,000 patients worldwide have been successfully treated with this innovative surgery. Gamma knife radiosurgery Read more

Wednesday
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A New Look on Genetics & Brain Disease

Our genes can be understood as our molecular heredity – the biological attributes that are passed to us from many generations before us. For decades, medical researchers have been trying to find the link, if any, between our genetics and Read more

Wednesday
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BRAIN TUMOR STATISTICS AND FACTS

Unfortunately, no one is immune from unpredictable brain tumors. Most genetic, biological factors are still somewhat ambiguous and often there is no cause for the development of a tumor. Tumors can be primary brain tumors, which start in the brain, Read more

Friday
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Do Imaging Scans for Headaches Help Diagnose Brain Tumors?

Between 2007-2010 over $1.2 billion dollars were spent in the United States for neuroimaging related to headaches and migraines. While many headaches could have been simply diagnosed in the doctors office without imaging, other headaches required more conclusive research to Read more

Wednesday
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YOUR NEUROLOGIST CHEAT SHEET: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF VISITING A NEUROLOGIST.

Hindsight is always 20/20 but when it comes to seeing a neurologist, foresight is vital. Time spent with the right neurologist can be the difference between relief and worry, prevention and treatment, and life and death. Here’s a quick cheat-sheet Read more

Tuesday
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5 Brain Tumor Myths that May Influence Treatment by Your Neurosurgeon

Astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” Unfortunately, for most people – including doctors – how we think about things affects what we know to be true Read more

Saturday
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Music and the Mind: A Look at Notes and Neuro Health

Music is a powerful phenomena, capable of changing emotions, thoughts and behaviors. It’s rare to find somebody on this planet that doesn’t respond to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, move to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, or tear to Debussy’s Claire de Lune. But Read more

Wednesday
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Poliovirus and The Brain

At its peak in the 1940s and 1950s, poliomyelitis (also known as polio) would kill or paralyze 500,000 people every year. For over a thousand years this great virus survived as an endemic pathogen, requiring little attention and impacting society Read more

Tuesday
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Neurological Disorders on the Rise

The vast increase of neurological disorders is troubling. Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are burdened with neurological disorders, and this doesn’t take into account the masses of undiagnosed in rural and developing areas. Worldwide, there are currently Read more

Wednesday
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What is a glioblastoma and how is it treated?

A glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly malignant tumor that forms from star-shaped cells called astrocytes that are responsible for forming supportive tissue in the brain. Glioblastomas often develop very quickly because a large network of blood vessels supports their growth. Read more