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When It Comes to Stroke, Think FAST

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Because May is Stroke Awareness Month, UC Health physicians at University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute want you to know how to stop a stroke in its tracks. A stroke occurs when a blockage stops blood flow to the brain, or a blood vessel near…
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A 56-Year Love Story: Advocates and Role Models in Sickness and in Health

A 56-Year Love Story: Advocates and Role Models in Sickness and in Health

When Jerry Wuest began holding his left arm in an odd way, not swinging it but rather holding it across his chest in a gesture he called his “Bonaparte,” he and Sandy knew nothing about Parkinson’s disease. In the 34 years since that time, they have become two of the region’s most influential advocates for…
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Andy’s Story: A Rare Disease and a Save

Andy’s Story: A Rare Disease and a Save

Ten months after the nightmare began, 10 months after hanging on through a coma, continuous seizures, and prolonged anesthesia, Andy Reesey stared up at his parents from his hospital bed and began to speak. “Something is not right neurologically,” he said. Tears in their eyes, Andy’s parents e-mailed Andy’s physician, Dr. Simona Ferioli, with the…
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Dr. Opeolu Adeoye Earns ‘Shark Tank’ Honor for Brain-Monitoring Device

Dr. Opeolu Adeoye Earns ‘Shark Tank’ Honor for Brain-Monitoring Device

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, a UC Health emergency physician and neurocritical care specialist and a member of the UC Comprehensive Stroke Center and UC Neurotrauma Center, won the $5,000 prize in the UC College of Medicine’s recent Shark Tank competition. Dr. Adeoye’s winning pitch to Cincinnati investors and business experts is a non-invasive, disposable device called…
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Donna’s story: Rising above Glioblastoma

Donna’s story: Rising above Glioblastoma

As the UC Brain Tumor Center leaps into spring with its annual wine tasting event, April 21, and the opening of online registration for Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, one Cincinnati couple is more than ready to join in: Donna Blundred, a four-year survivor of glioblastoma multiforme, and her husband, Larry. Donna and…
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UC Neuromuscular Center Gains Ability to Perform Fascicular Sciatic Nerve Biopsy

UC Neuromuscular Center Gains Ability to Perform Fascicular Sciatic Nerve Biopsy

The ability to perform a delicate type of biopsy on major nerves is now one of the diagnostic tools available to specialists at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute’s Neuromuscular Center. Hani Kushlaf, MD, a UC Health neurologist and an assistant professor of neurology and pathology, said the capability to perform a fascicular sciatic nerve…
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Christin’s Story: A Young Stroke Survivor’s Mission Continues

Christin’s Story: A Young Stroke Survivor’s Mission Continues

Two years after she suffered a massive stroke, Christin Harris is not only living life to the fullest, she is helping hundreds of children live life to the fullest. Thanks to successful emergency treatment by the University of Cincinnati Stroke Team, Christin and her husband have been able to continue their mission to help children…
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Guillain-Barré in the Spotlight, But No Stranger to UC Neuromuscular Team

Guillain-Barré in the Spotlight, But No Stranger to UC Neuromuscular Team

The world has wept a collective tear during the last several months following the surge of babies born with small heads and underdeveloped brains, the unproven but likely effect of mothers infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus during pregnancy. But babies may not be the only ones at risk from complications of Zika, which is…
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As AES President, Michael Privitera Shapes Agenda for World’s Epilepsy Professionals

As AES President, Michael Privitera Shapes Agenda for World’s Epilepsy Professionals

Michael Privitera, MD, Medical Director of the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, in December took the helm of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), the largest professional organization for epilepsy physicians and scientists in the world. The AES, which attracts more than 5,000 professionals from 60 countries to its annual meeting, seeks…
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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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