Posts Categorized: Brain & Spine

Chemo brain

Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Though chemo brain is a widely-used term, it is misleading since chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems (also called cognitive impairment) that can occur in cancer survivors. Researchers…
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Stroke: Every moment counts

When it comes to a stroke, recognizing the symptoms can make all the difference. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells can die or be damaged. Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death around the world. When a stroke happens, there are signs and…
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McCain glioblastoma “bleak, but not hopeless”

Sen. John McCain’s  diagnosis is bleak, but not hopeless, because of a recent development known as personalized medicine. Personalized medicine holds the key to the tests that pathologists will be conducting this week and beyond. While glioblastoma tumors appear identical under the microscope, genetics determine a patient’s course of treatment.   Personalized medicine today allows for…
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Tips to protect and care for your brain

Traumatic Brain Injury is a leading cause of death and disability. Most often, TBI results from injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions and falls. Sports injuries, violence, and work-related injuries also contribute to these statistics. The physicians at UofL Physicians-Neurosurgery are experts in the surgical and medical treatment of brain injuries and offer the following tips for…
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