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Health Topics - Neurology

The Power of Telemedicine: Long-distance expertise — and a new best friend — prove the perfect stroke remedy for Betty

Betty Ozen has a spring in her step again, thanks to her quick-acting daughter, the wonders of telemedicine and a helping paw from Jojo....

In the Driver’s Seat: How laser surgery is setting epilepsy patients free

Getting your driver’s license is a liberating moment, but for Christine Melody it meant so much more than the freedom of the open road. Finally getting behind that wheel marked an end to the phase of her life where she was held captive by epilepsy and the happy beginning of living life to the fullest....

Fortifying Their Future: The recent addition of folic acid to corn masa flour has promise to decrease risk of neural tube defects

In Texas, Hispanic women are at a higher risk than non-Hispanics for giving birth to babies with a neural tube defect (NTD), a serious condition that affects the spinal cord and brain. In fact, a worrisome 1993 cluster of NTD cases in the heavily Hispanic city of Brownsville shook up the state of Texas so much it led to the establishment of the statewide Texas Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch. ...

Heart Attacks and Strokes: Women vs. Men:

Heart attacks and strokes aren’t sexist. Together they kill nearly a quarter million American men and women each year. But the way women experience these cardiovascular emergencies is different, from how they are diagnosed and treated to their outlook for survival. Here’s a breakdown on how women vary:

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