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CT vs MRI—Which Is Right For You?

Jul 31, 2018

What do doctors consider when determining whether to use a CT scan or a MRI for a patient? Radiologist Dr. Ulrich Rassner says there are many factors that go into that decision and it really comes down to what diagnostic information the physician wants to obtain. Learn what issues are involved so ...

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Women Are More Concussion-Prone than Men

Feb 1, 2018

There are many ways a woman’s brain differs from a man’s brain. For one, women are known to be more likely to suffer from migraines and headaches. In a study comparing male and female soccer players, women were more likely to suffer a concussion. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones ...

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Surgical Option to Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Jan 3, 2018

For children with epilepsy, medication is the first line of defense against seizures that could harm the brain. In some cases, though, the condition is resistant to drugs, leaving many parents with few options. But latest advances in epilepsy surgery have shown promising results. Dr. Robert Bollo ...

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Health Care Insider: From Concept to Reality—Robotic Brain Surgeon Drill

Jun 13, 2017

University of Utah scientists recently revealed a robotic drill that can reduce the most delicate part of brain surgery from more than two hours to just a few moments. The drill has potential to make a big impact on the future of neurosurgery, but what did it take to make this concept a reality? Dr....

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What to Expect When Treating Spinal Scoliosis with Surgery

Jul 19, 2016

Spinal scoliosis is a degenerative spinal disease that can cause extreme pain or weakness in the legs while walking. In some extreme cases it can even lead to a curvature in the spine that causes further complications. For many patients, physical therapy can help, but for others a surgery may be ...

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Scoliosis: A Common Problem that Can Turn Serious

Jun 14, 2016

Scoliosis is common and usually isn't progressive, and, fortunately, those with the condition often can live without much trouble. For some, however, scoliosis can cause pain and even impair function if left untreated. Dr. Tom Miller talks to orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist, Dr. Darrel ...

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What is Spinal Stenosis and Do I Have It?

Jun 7, 2016

Spinal stenosis is a very common condition, especially as we age. It is a sharp, electrical pain in the lower limbs. Many patients also experience a weakness, burning or heaviness in their feet and legs. It’s caused by arthritis and other age-related factors that compress the nerve roots in the ...

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