Stroke Awareness and Health Fair

Posted By SHL Librarian Stroke Warning Signs: Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Partial loss of vision in one or both eyes Difficulty in walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden, severe headaches Tom Chivington was sorting some paperwork when he …

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Updates on Dementia: Translating Research into Practice

Posted By SHL Librarian At a Glance: Alzheimer’s disease is not just one disorder with one specific set of symptoms Studies show other disorders, such as frontotemporal dementia and mild cognitive impairment, show similar symptoms but affect different parts of the brain than Alzheimer’s Research is leading to new understanding of cognitive decline, which in …

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The Humbling History of Multiple Sclerosis

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Jeffrey Dunn, MD Associate Director, Stanford Multiple Sclerosis Center Lecture Overview: The symptoms of multiple sclerosis have been described since the 1300s, but it wasn’t until the early 20th century that a unified picture emerged The biggest breakthroughs in understanding and treating MS have taken place when researchers and …

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Alzheimer’s and Communication

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Judith L. London, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist Author, Connecting the Dots February 24, 2010 Lecture Overview: More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a long-term progressive disease that affects memory, intellectual ability, judgment, and behavior, depriving people of their independence and ability to communicate. Alzheimer’s …

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How is Your Memory? Evaluating Memory and Its Relationship to Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Wes Ashford, MD, PhD Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (affiliated) Senior Research Scientist, Stanford/ VA Aging Clinical Research Center May 19, 2010 Lecture Overview: While mild forgetfulness affects most people as they age, serious memory problems affect your ability to participate in everyday activities. See your doctor if …

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Epilepsy: A Patient Story

Posted By SHL Librarian Damon Weems had dreams of becoming a pilot until epilepsy consumed his life. With the determination of his barnstormer grandfather, Damon refused to give up. He believed a seizure-free life was possible. After a frightful cycle of multiple medication adjustments and dreaded setbacks, Damon eventually found Dr. Robert Fisher at the …

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The Masquerading Headache:Chronic Daily Migraine, Positional Headache, POTS, or Spinal Fluid Leak? Why It Hurts When You Stand Up

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Ian Carroll, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology January 14, 2016 People who are suffering severe recurring headaches, neck pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, diffuse pain, fatigue, or brain fog may have a fixable condition that frequently goes unrecognized. The key to the diagnosis is recognizing …

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Non-Pharmalogic Treatment of Pain

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Ravi Prasad, PhD Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesia February 27, 2014 Watch the video The pain that comes from hitting a finger with a hammer or touching a hot stove serves an important purpose, warning our bodies to respond to danger. But for more than 100 million adult Americans, …

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Advances in Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Brain Tumors

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Steven D. Chang, MD Professor, Neurosurgery Stanford University Medical Center October 30, 2014 There is a delicate balance when it comes to treating brain tumors. How do you effectively destroy the cancer cells while avoiding damage to the nearby normal cells? How can you operate on such a complex …

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