MS medications can affect timing of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, but shouldn’t stop immunization

Based on the data so far, the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for COVID-19 are considered safe for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and safe to use while on disease-modifying therapies, according to […]

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Diagnosing dementia in primary care

Diagnosing dementia in primary care and other practices starts with evidence of cognitive decline from a previous level of performance in one or more cognitive domains, according to Rachel N. Hart, D.O., a geriatric medicine […]

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What migraine patients need to know about treatment options

Those who experience migraine know the pain. It’s not sinuses or “just a normal headache.” But do they know all of the migraine treatments that are available? The numbers bear it out: Migraine is a […]

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Bryan E. Davis, Psy.D., joins Norton Neuroscience Institute, offering psychological care to patients with neurological disorders

Bryan Davis, Psy.D., has joined the Norton Neuroscience Institute, providing psychological care to patients with neurological disorders. Dr. Davis, a licensed clinical psychologist, completed his clinical health psychology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center […]

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Top 5 things to know about caring for migraine patients

As a physician trained in family medicine who now specializes in headache treatment, I’ve seen migraines from both sides. Here are the five things every primary care provider should know when caring for migraine patients. […]

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Your patients: Pregnancy and epilepsy

Patients who have epilepsy and are thinking of getting pregnant may have questions about how epilepsy affects pregnancy or a fetus. Epilepsy affects each person differently, based on medication, hormones and other factors. Here are […]

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3 things to know about caring for your patient after stroke

As a stroke neurologist, I provide acute care in the hospital. When it comes to stroke recovery and prevention of a recurrence, the real work happens outside of the hospital in the primary care setting […]

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A team approach to brain tumor care

As a neurosurgeon, the traditional way of managing patients was straightforward: Did they need surgery or not? Patients who didn’t need surgery usually were referred to an oncologist or another specialist, who took over their […]

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Radial approach: The future of endovascular surgery

Cardiologists have used the radial approach for years. Now, endovascular neurosurgeons are discovering this approach as a better way to treat aneurysm and stroke. It’s more complex, but the benefits are worth it. Using the […]

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Brain tumor study: Successful laser ablation of thalamic tumor

The patient An 18-year-old man initially presented with the incidental finding five years earlier of a lesion in the left thalamus. He was followed with stable surveillance imaging until 2017 when the lesion started to […]

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Local family donates $1 million to support multiple sclerosis care

When David C. Hussung’s mom, Beth, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the early 1970s, there was very little local support to treat the disease. Thanks to David and his wife Rebekah’s $1 million […]

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Stereotactic radiosurgery offers noninvasive brain tumor treatment

Gamma Knife, CyberKnife, and TrueBeam may sounds like superheroes, but they are actually tools for treating brain tumors. These three machines are used for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), a non-surgical treatment option that uses high doses […]

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