Nov 15, 2010 | 2010, Featured, National
People keep asking about my stroke.
I am okay, really—not staggering around with one arm hanging limp, or glassy-eyed or slurring my speech, flecks of spittle on my lips. And yet people still say, “How are you doing?” in that special way that means, “Tell us the painful truth and feel free to cry.”
Nov 8, 2010 | 2010, Featured, National
It was a desperate measure, for a desperate disease. Fourteen months ago, Dennis Sugrue let doctors thread a fine tube through his blood vessels and up into his head, so they could spray the drug Avastin directly into the part of his brain where a tumor had been cut out.
Oct 22, 2010 | 2010, Featured, NationalAn operation commonly performed to remove brain tumors from the pituitary glands of humans is now available to dogs, thanks to a collaboration between a neurosurgeon and some veterinarians in Los Angeles. And that is turning out to be good for humans. So far, nine...
Sep 21, 2010 | 2010, Internal CommunicationsThe nerve cell-damaging plaque that builds up in the brain with Alzheimer’s disease also builds up in the retinas of the eyes—and it shows up there earlier. This hallmark discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring of the disease,...
Aug 24, 2010 | 2010, Featured, National
Evidence is accumulating that migraines with aura — a transient visual or sensory disturbance, such as light flashes or zigzag patterns– may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.