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How UC’s Innovative Work is Helping to Prevent Concussion

The sports world is putting more attention on the widespread incidence of concussion, especially among young contact-sport players. Christmas Day saw the premiere of the movie “Concussion” with actor Will Smith as Pittsburgh forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, who first drew the conclusion about athletes’ repeated concussion leading to chronic brain trauma. This year, the UC…
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Game-Changes in 2015: Endovascular Tx for Stroke

Endovascular therapy was a “game-changer” in stroke in 2015, leading specialists told MedPage Today, who posed the question what was the biggest clinical advance of the year. Six of seven stroke specialists agreed: endovascular therapy. Medium: Medpage Today Read the article »

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Generic vs. Brand-Name Anti-Epileptic Drugs

The generic versus brand-name drug debate has long been a hot-button issue in the epilepsy community. But the findings of research presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s Annual Meeting revealed that brand-name and generic formulations of anti-epileptic drugs (AED) are, for all intents and purposes, the same. Medium: Neurology Times Read the article »

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The Latest Information on Alzheimer’s Disease: Research, Treatments & Services

Mark Heyne interviews Dr. Rhonna Shatz, Medical Director of the Memory Disorders Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, and Paula Kollstedt, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’’s Association’s Greater Cincinnati Chapter. They discuss everything from prevention to advocacy. Medium: 91.7 FM WVXU Listen to the podcast »

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Walk Ahead Event to Stop Brain Tumors

In this segment, Medical Edge reporter Liz Bonis interviews Billi Ewing, survivor of an atypical meningioma brain tumor, about her experience and why she’s participating in the Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure. Dr. David Plas, a researcher at the UC Brain Tumor Center and UC Cancer Institute, discusses some of the ways research…
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Hear All About the Walk Ahead Event

Luke Pater, MD, a radiation oncologist with the UC Brain Tumor Center, and brain tumor survivor Tom Blankemeyer discuss how Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure propels local research and gives families and friends a chance to get involved. Medium: News 5 WLWT Watch the segment »

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UC Brain Science Unit Launches Push for Own Building

In a bold effort to place the University of Cincinnati’s sprawling brain-science practice under one roof, writes Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, officials of the UC Neuroscience Institute announced Friday a $54.6 million campaign to build a dedicated facility for the study and treatment of disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. Media:…
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Here’s Why Concussions Plummeted Among UC Football Players

The number of concussions suffered by University of Cincinnati football players has dropped by more than 80 percent since an innovative peripheral-vision training program started five years ago, according to UC researchers. Medium: Cincinnati Business Courier Read the article »

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Doctors are Using Advanced New Devices to Treat Stroke Patients

Dr. Andrew Ringer, endovascular neurosurgeon at the UC Comprehensive Stroke Center, explains how doctors are using an elegant new generation of clot-retrieval devices to help patients who suffer blockages in large blood vessels. Media: WCPO.com Watch/read the segment >

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Stroke Survivor to Walk in Heart Mini

Terri Kersey, who suffered a stroke in Africa while raising money for charity, will be walking in the “Steps for Stroke” event in the upcoming American Heart Association’s Heart Mini. Media: Local 12 WKRC-TV Watch the segment >

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