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Frustrating Epilepsy Case? Here Are Your Options

Apr 29, 2016

While medications are effective for many children with epilepsy, other kids are drug-resistant. After two failed medications, it may be time to look at other options, such as surgery, to prevent further damage caused by seizures. Matthew Sweney, M.D., M.S., discusses options for particularly ...

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Concussion Recovery: A Six-Step Process

Dec 30, 2015

How do you recover from a concussion? There’s a process to follow. Not following doctors’ recommendations can lead to bigger problems in the future. Neurosurgeon Dr. Greg Hawryluk covers the six steps doctors prescribe to athletes for concussion recovery. The steps also work if you aren’t an ...

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Should I Let My Kids Play Contact Sports?

Dec 28, 2015

Is it safe to let your kids play contact sports when there’s risk of concussion? It’s a question Dr. Colby Hansen from the University of Utah Orthopedic Center Concussion Clinic is asked a lot recently. In this podcast, you’ll find out why he says “yes.” He’ll talk about the issues to ...

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What Does a Concussion Clinic Do?

Dec 24, 2015

If you get a concussion, it’s important to see your doctor, even if you don’t think it’s a big deal. If you’ve suffered a more severe blow to the head, multiple concussions or the symptoms persist much beyond a few days, you should see an expert. Dr. Colby Hansen explains what to expect ...

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Concussions: What We Know and What We Don't

Dec 22, 2015

It might surprise you, but doctors’ understanding of concussions is still in its infancy. In this podcast, we ask neurosurgeon Dr. Greg Hawryluk to bring us up to speed on what we know and what we don’t. He also clears up some misconceptions, talks about how they affect the brain, and what...

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A Doctor’s Take on the Condition in the Will Smith Movie “Concussion”

Dec 21, 2015

The upcoming Will Smith movie “Concussion” focuses on a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE.) We asked Dr. Colby Hansen from the University of Utah Orthopedic Center Concussion Clinic what doctors know and don’t yet know about it. And be sure to check out our podcasts ...

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Upper Back or Neck Pain? Maybe Your Spinal Cord is Being Compressed

Sep 15, 2015

Are you noticing a combination of neck or upper back pain and a tingling or slowing in the reaction time of your arms and legs? It could be a compression of your spinal cord, also known as cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). In this podcast, Dr. Erica Bisson, a neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon, ...

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