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Step Inside the New IU Health Neuroscience Center

08/22/2012 | Treatments & ServicesNeuroscience

“When we set out to build a new neuroscience center we knew it had to be more than just a building.”  More than a mantra, it’s a mission that Dr. Nicholas Barbaro and everyone else involved in the development of the new IU Health Neuroscience Center has taken to heart. “It was our goal to create a preeminent neuroscience program that completely revolutionizes the way clinicians, physicians and researcher work together,” said Nicholas Barbaro, Medical Director of…

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Common Questions about Stroke Care

08/20/2012 | Treatments & ServicesNeuroscience

While popular belief stands on only elderly adults being at risk for a stroke, a stroke can happen to a person of any age, gender, race/ethnicity, or medical history. However, it is true that older people are at a higher risk for stroke than the general population and that the risk for stroke increases with age. Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is here to give you the information you need about lowering your risk for stroke. Q: How can I lower my risk for stroke? There are many risk…

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How Lexie Dealt with Electrical Storms in Her Brain

07/23/2012 | Treatments & ServicesNeuroscience

“We were going through a very scary time.” That’s how Sherry Eddleman describes the day her 13-year-old granddaughter Alexis Thompson’s life took a terrifying turn, when she began having uncontrollable outbursts and exhibiting strange behavior. Little did Sherry know that nerve-racking day would repeat itself for four long months as she traveled the city looking for experts who could help her precious little “Lexie.” Alexis doesn’t remember much from those…

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Neuroscience Nurses Focus on Care

05/25/2012 | Treatments & ServicesNeuroscience

Diana Bean knows it’s hard for people to understand why she loves being a neuroscience nurse. “It just makes me feel good that I can provide that kind of care for someone,” she explains. As a neuroscience nurse at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital for the past nine years, Diana has been helping people navigate the difficult road to recovery following brain or spinal cord injury with a compassion that stems from a deep understanding of what it’s like to be on the…

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What Everyone Should Know About A Stroke

05/18/2012 | Treatments & ServicesNeuroscience

It can happen while you’re sitting at the kitchen table, shopping at the mall or driving down the road. It’s a devastating medical emergency that affects nearly 800,000 Americans a year—occurring once a minute every day. We’re talking about stroke, the #1 cause of disability in the United States. What is Stroke? A stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs when blood flow to part of your brain is blocked. There are two types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic…

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Jeff Overcame a Rare Brain Tumor with Surgery and Proton Therapy

05/11/2012 | InnovationsTechnologiesTreatments & ServicesNeuroscience

When 56-year-old Jeff Graf thought he was having a stroke, he knew he needed to get help right away. And although doctors quickly ruled out stroke, test results revealed an equally menacing diagnosis: a rare tumor growing deep inside his brain. Facing an uphill battle, Jeff turned to the experts at Indiana University Health for answers. Here, the electrician from Greentown, Indiana, found a team of specialists, advanced treatment options and a level of care that few hospitals across the country could…

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Joint Pain

04/19/2012 | Treatments & ServicesNeuroscience

What is joint pain? Joint pain is the sensation of discomfort or soreness in a joint or joints of the body. Joints are the spaces or areas where two or more bones meet, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Joint pain can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions. No matter what causes it, joint pain can be very bothersome. Joint pain can also come in the form of Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis, another…

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What Is MS?

03/15/2012 | Neuroscience

Muscle weakness, fatigue, vision loss, dizziness, numbness and pricking pain. What do all these things have in common? They can all be symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic and debilitating disease that affects your central nervous system. As part of MS Education and Awareness Month in March, we talked to Indiana University Health neurologist, David Mattson, MD, PhD, to learn more about this life-altering disease. What Is MS? “With MS, the white blood cells that should be in our blood…

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Brain Neuromonitoring: Recording the Electrical Activity In Your Brain

03/13/2012 | InnovationsTechnologiesLatest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansTreatments & ServicesNeuroscience

Imagine if your loved one was having uncontrolled seizures, but you didn’t know it. There were no symptoms or warning signs, yet potential brain damage was occurring with each of these “silent” seizures. For most of us, this would be devastating. But what if your loved one could be at a place where someone was watching their brainwaves all the time, making sure they received immediate treatment when these silent seizures occurred? IU Health Neuroscience is the only program in the…

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Calista’s Story | Standing Up to Back Pain

10/05/2011 | StoriesPatient StoriesStories of StrengthTreatments & ServicesNeuroscienceOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

From time to time, we all experience aches and pains. But for Calista White, severe back pain was part of her daily life. Calista was born with a congenital muscle and spine disorder that causes her to ache and limits her mobility. And her pain only worsened when her spine began to collapse and pinch her nerves. “It feels like you shouldn’t be standing up,” she explained, “It is like someone has a sharp sword down your leg.” Eventually, Calista decided to stand up to…

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