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A young man's quest to find a cure for his epileptic seizures takes him on a journey from Albania to Boston.
Confronted by criticism over its handling of player concussions, the NFL dramatically stepped up its response three years ago by installing neurotrauma specialists on the sidelines of every game and concussion spotters in booths high above the field.
Christine Zinke, 48, has had a difficult year. After being diagnosed in March with a meningioma brain tumor--a layer of tissue that covers the brain and spine--she underwent months of difficult treatment and therapy.
In the coming days, the sports world's focus will turn toward the NCAA tournament, but while the first two rounds of the big dance are always sure to surprise, the weekend's biggest Cinderella story might actually be taking place on an ice rink in West Chester, Pa.
The tingling sensation started around October 2014. It felt like Sam Daley's left ring and pinky fingers and the outside of his left foot would fall asleep randomly for 15 or 20 minutes every few days.
More than 70,000 patients will learn that they have a new primary brain tumor this coming year in the United States alone.6 While most of these patients will undergo surgery for removal and diagnosis, there are some for whom surgery is not a good option.5 Historically, treatment interventions for these individuals were more limited. Neurosurgeons frustrated by this limitation have been involved in the development and study of two new FDA-approved treatments. These are thermal therapy systems that sparked a renewed interest in Magnetic Resonance Guided Laser Induced Thermal Therapy (MRgLITT). LITT provides a minimally invasive surgical access coupled with the power of lasers to ablate a tumor from the inside out.
The recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report heralding potentially major changes in the world of graduate medical education (GME) funding has brought the whole issue of residency training and its finances into the spotlight. One critical aspect of resident training – which resulted, in part, from an earlier IOM report – that is often overlooked is the unintended consequences on physician training resulting from work hour restrictions. Intended to protect residents and patients from fatigue-related medical errors and accidents, there is a growing recognition that these regulations are failing to serve their intended goals.
Last Christmas, NYU goaltender Sam Daley received a one-of-a-kind gift from his parents, a custom goalie mask meant to illustrate all of the things that make Daley who he is: a native New Englander, a proud New Yorker, a strong family man and a hell of a hockey player.
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