Monthly Archives: November 2008

Epilepsy Monitoring Key to Proper Diagnosis

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition in which seizures recur. Seizures happen when nerve cells in the brain fire electrical impulses in an abnormal way. Since nerve cells in the various parts of the brain have different functions, the outward appearance of a seizure can include anything from jerking, numbness, tingling, changes in vision or…
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LifeBridge Health Gets Wired

In the past, doctors made house calls to evaluate swollen ankles or persistent fevers. Now, when concerned parents need advice on treating injuries and colds, their first stop is often the Internet. Some 80 percent of U.S. Internet users search for health information online, and about a third of them use it to find a…
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Taking the Hysteria Out of Hysterectomies

At Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, new advances in surgery now allow our doctors to perform what’s called “minimally invasive,” or laparoscopic, surgery. That means hysterectomies with fewer complications for common gynecological conditions such as uterine fibroids, abnormal bleeding, endometriosis and urinary incontinence. Minimally invasive surgery most often involves the use of laparoscopes, telescope-like instruments inserted…
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Adult Hydrocephalus Center at Sinai Hospital

The Adult Hydrocephalus Center at Sinai Hospital specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and hydrocephalus diagnosed in young and middle-aged adults. Additionally, the trained medical staff in the center assists pediatric hydrocephalus patients as they transition into adulthood in their late teens. “The Adult Hydrocephalus Center provides internationally recognized…
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The medical evidence is clear: We cannot live without blood. It sustains life by supplying body tissue with oxygen from the lungs and returning harmful carbon dioxide to the lungs to be exhaled. Blood helps us grow by transporting nourishment from digestion and hormones from glands throughout the body. And it keeps us healthy by…
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