Migrainous disorders in children

The formal name for “childhood periodic syndromes” has changed from “childhood periodic syndromes that are commonly precursors of migraine” in ICHD-2 to “episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine” in ICHD-3, partly because some […]

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NeuroPace implant helps patient control epilepsy

Neurostimulator monitors for seizures and interrupts them without the patient feeling a thing In 2010, Heather Ritchey had a seizure. It came out of nowhere, and she didn’t have another one for two years. Unfortunately, […]

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Online CME: A Primary Care Physician’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

The Norton Healthcare Center for Continuing Medical Education has made available speaker sessions from the 2018 Neuroscience Symposium, one including a presentation on a “Primary Care Physician’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis” by Geeta A. Ganesh, […]

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Norton Neuroscience Institute an active participant in headache disorders clinical research

As the clinical program for headache medicine has expanded within Norton Neuroscience Institute and further clinical developments have been made in the field of treating headache disorders, our clinical research department has grown. We have […]

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Use of hormonal contraception in women with migraine

The prevalence of migraine peaks in women during their primary reproductive years, and during this same time, many women will choose to use some form of contraception to either control symptoms of dysmenorrhea or to […]

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Trigeminal neuralgia: Diagnosis and medical vs. surgical options for management

Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the sensory division of cranial nerve V, which results in severe pain in the face. The pain usually is brief, intense, and on a single side of the face […]

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Managing the migraine patient: A guide for primary care physicians

Primary care physicians manage most patients with headache disorders but may lack the confidence to diagnose migraine. A study published in the journal Headache reported that one in four patients with IHS-defined migraine did not […]

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Neurosurgeon brings ‘asleep’ deep brain stimulation to Norton Neuroscience Institute

When Abigail J. Rao, M.D., joined Norton Neuroscience Institute in September, she brought a technique for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, in which a  patient is fully anesthetized. Dr. Rao said “asleep” DBS has many […]

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New clinic will focus on treating epilepsy patients through diet

In 2019, Norton Neuroscience Institute will open a Ketogenic Clinic — the latest expansion in epilepsy services for adults. The Ketogenic Clinic is founded on scientific research and will assist patients in following a traditional […]

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Norton Neuroscience Institute expanding neurosurgery team

Norton Neuroscience Institute is pleased to welcome Abigail J. Rao, M.D., our newest functional neurosurgeon. Dr. Rao earned her medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed her neurosurgery residency […]

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New minimally invasive approach to epilepsy surgery

In most cases, our providers can control your patients’ seizures through medication and regular check-ins. Medication isn’t effective for about one-third of patients. For some, the side effects of medications are too severe. Epilepsy surgery […]

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CDC releases first guidelines on concussions in children

For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on treating children with concussions and other mild traumatic brain injuries. The timing is fitting, with contact sports such […]

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