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‘Resolve to Get Healthy’ Shares New Paradigm of Integrative Medicine

‘Resolve to Get Healthy’ Shares New Paradigm of Integrative Medicine

If the inaugural Resolve to Get Healthy symposium was any indication, the wellness movement has taken off. A sellout crowd of 317 took part in the January 23 event at the Kingsgate Marriott, a project of the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, UC Health Integrative Medicine,…
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Neurologist Wants to Help Survivors ‘START’ Recovering Long after Their Stroke

Neurologist Wants to Help Survivors ‘START’ Recovering Long after Their Stroke

In the world of stroke care, stories abound about patients who received the clot-busting drug tPA during the 4.5-hour treatment window and were discharged from the hospital with all or most of their abilities intact. Yet these patients remain a small minority of the millions of people who experience a stroke each year. What happens…
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Drs. Duker and Zimmer Honored for Outstanding Patient Experience Scores

Drs. Duker and Zimmer Honored for Outstanding Patient Experience Scores

Andrew Duker, MD, and Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, members of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, were among 13 UC College of Medicine faculty members honored Wednesday night for ranking in the top 10 percent of providers in the Press Ganey national database for patient experience with clinic visits. The Press Ganey scores are based…
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A Grateful Survivor Marks her 10-Year Anniversary with Annual Holiday Gift of ‘Mary’s Socks’

A Grateful Survivor Marks her 10-Year Anniversary with Annual Holiday Gift of ‘Mary’s Socks’

Mary Siereveld, a brain tumor survivor who delivers socks and a message of hope every December 23rd to patients on the University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s neuroscience floor, was unusually emotional this time. “It’s my 10th anniversary, and I’m good,” Mary said today, wiping away tears. “I’m healthy. I’m happy, and I just want everyone…
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2015: A Year of Progress, Healing and Thanks

2015: A Year of Progress, Healing and Thanks

The physicians, researchers, managers and associates of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, a collaboration of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, extend a heartfelt thank you to our friends who supported our tripartite mission throughout 2015. With your help we continued to build upon our efforts to provide the best available treatments…
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UC Joins Northeast ALS Research Consortium

UC Joins Northeast ALS Research Consortium

The University of Cincinnati has been admitted into the Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium, an international research collaborative based in Boston that includes more than 100 members. Membership in the consortium, also known as NEALS, positions the UC Health ALS Clinic for acceptance into ALS clinical trials and will enable the clinic to bring the…
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Health Restored, a Brain Tumor Survivor Shares Her Story and Song

Health Restored, a Brain Tumor Survivor Shares Her Story and Song

After Billi Ewing underwent surgery for an atypical meningioma, a difficult but benign brain tumor that had grown into her facial structure, she found that she had trouble opening her jaw. Although the side-effect was not surprising, it was worrisome because Billi had been singing – so the story goes – ever since she emerged…
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Transforming Care for Dementia and Memory Disorders

Transforming Care for Dementia and Memory Disorders

UC Health has begun transforming the way memory disorders are being treated in Cincinnati. Supporting this transformation is the Forget-Me-Not Gala, held September 25, which netted a record $60,000 – a 40 percent increase over last year. These funds are earmarked for Alzheimer’s disease research at the Memory Disorders Center at the University of Cincinnati…
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Tom Mueller Honored with 2015 Sunflower Victory Award

Tom Mueller Honored with 2015 Sunflower Victory Award

Tom Mueller, an integral member of the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation, was honored with the 2015 Sunflower Victory Award at the Sept. 12 Sunflower Revolution Symposium & Expo for inspiring, empowering and giving hope to others in the Parkinson’s disease community. He represents the “Move to Live, Live to Move” philosophy…
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A Subdivision Pulls Together to ‘Chip Away’ at Parkinson’s

A Subdivision Pulls Together to ‘Chip Away’ at Parkinson’s

                When Paul Lake learned that two people in his subdivision had Parkinson’s disease, he felt a wave of sympathy. When he heard that a third neighbor had Parkinson’s, he felt even more deeply concerned. And when a fourth neighbor developed this progressive, incurable neurological disorder, he knew…
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