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    Stroke: Surviving and Understanding Medicine’s Great White

    September 11, 2018

    Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood supply to the brain. As a result, nerve cells in the affected area of the brain are deprived of oxygen and die rapidly.

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    The Surprising Uses of Botox

    July 25, 2018

    While Botox may be most commonly known for its usefulness as a cosmetic anti-aging treatment, what’s not nearly as well-known is that cosmetics were not the original intention of the substance. Dig a little deeper and you might be surprised to find out just how many uses the substance has in other areas of medicine.

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    Watch Governor Ed Rendell Myth-Bust Parkinson’s

    June 22, 2018

    Earlier this week, former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that he’s living with Parkinson’s disease. Along with leading edge research and advancements in therapies for Parkinson’s patients, Rendell’s decision to make his diagnosis public is helping to shine a light on what a Parkinson’s diagnosis really means.

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    Cowboys and Neurons: HBO’s Westworld Asks Tough Questions About Artificial Intelligence

    June 11, 2018

    The concept of non-human beings endowed with intelligence dates back to at least Homer in the late eighth or early seventh century B.C. As society has developed and our ability to tell stories enhanced by technology, the idea of intelligent machines has captured the minds of societies across the globe.

  • PT

    Physical Therapy Helps Parkinson’s Disease Patients Hold Steady

    April 27, 2018

    The ability to perform seemingly simple body movements can slip away as Parkinson’s disease progresses, but paradoxically, research suggests that movement itself could be a key to staving off the speed at which the disease impacts patients’ nervous systems.

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    Uncovering the Long Term Health Impact of Playing in the NFL

    February 02, 2018

    In 1987, NFL players went on strike. Teams scrambled to fill their rosters with “replacement players” with some experience with college or professional football. They became a footnote in sports history, but it turns out these players may actually play a critical role in helping us understand how playing in the NFL affects long-term health.

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    Concussion Watch: The Eyes on the Sides

    January 31, 2018

    Gordon Baltuch, MD, PhD, spends most of his days performing and teaching others to perform delicate brain procedures like Deep Brain Stimulation and MR-guided Focused Ultrasound. So when the Philadelphia Eagles took on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game earlier this month, some were surprised to see Baltuch standing on the field alongside the coaches and players.

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    Changing How We Detect and Treat Sport Concussions

    October 23, 2017

    With another season of scholastic football in full swing at school districts across the country, a growing number of physicians and athletic trainers are re-evaluating how they diagnose and treat head injuries suffered during practices and games.

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    Life after Brain Injury

    September 18, 2017

    Every brain injury is different. Traumatic brain injury may result in some physical changes, such as seizures and temporary paralysis, but the majority of the lingering difficulties experienced by brain injury survivors are unnoticeable to the average passerby, often leading to painful and dangerous stigma.

  • migraine

    Medicating for Migraines

    September 13, 2017

    In part one of this post, we talked about the nature of migraines — where they come from, and what models physicians are using to approach them. In this part, we look at the complexities inherent to medicating something that’s such a moving target.

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