Monday, July 22, 2013

NeuroBlast e-Newsletter

An Interdisciplinary Newsletter from the Neurosurgery Service

In this issue: Concussion | Headache | Parkinson's | TeleStroke

Welcome to NeuroBlast, the newsletter of advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital. In each issue, you will find timely and clinically relevant stories about major trends in translational neuroscience and clinical care. At our websites and, you will find full stories, links to original literature and further reading, resources for physicians and patients, and more In future issues, we will examine the latest in Alzheimer's disease, pediatric epilepsy, neurocritical care, and the full range of other topics in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience. And while you are at the NeuroBlast website, please take a moment to leave us a comment or question. We welcome your feedback.


Concussion: Talking to Parents and Student Athletes About Uncertain Risk

Girl with soccer ball coming at herWhen neurosurgeon Tina Duhaime, MD, of the MGH Youth Sports Concussion Clinic, talks with families about concussion, she takes time to explain what is known, and just as importantly, what isn’t known, about this common injury. Read more.

Headache? Think Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Man with headache, hands to temples When you hear “sudden-onset, severe headache,” Chris Ogilvy, MD,  Director of Operative Neurovascular Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, wants you to think “aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.”  Read more.

Parkinson's DiseaseStroke

E Pluribus Unum for Parkinson’s Disease: Researchers Draw on Many Sources to Improve Treatment of PD

Dr. Schwarzschild and lab membersWhat do Gaucher’s disease, gout, and amyloid plaques have in common? For researchers at the MGH, each of them may shed light on the causes and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.  Read more

TeleStroke: Real-time Resources for Better Patient Care 

Brain scan on a computer tabletThrough the TeleStroke network, 30 emergency departments across the northeast have real-time access to stroke experts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Read more.

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