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Telemedicine Program Treats Stroke Victims when Time is Crucial

Programs such as Ochsner’s ASSERT telemedicine program can be valuable to patients who find themselves experiencing a stroke. Stroke neurologists are present virtually through secure wireless data and video...

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Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and the Role of a Caregiver

With over five million Americans living with dementia, most people either have a loved one or know of someone with the disease.

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Doctors Use Latest Technology in the Battle Against Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that impacts the central nervous system, so those with the disease experience uncontrollable movement, such as tremors, stiff limbs and problems with...

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An Icy Outpouring of Support for ALS

The recent ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge trend on social media has raised significant awareness for a disease known as ALS. But how many people actually know what ALS is –...

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Back to School: Concussion Advice for Athletes

The start of this year’s football season brings an increased focus on protecting players at all levels from experiencing a concussion. A controversial topic, concussions have been a heated...

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Fetus Undergoes Surgery in the Womb

Meet Kolby. He underwent a life-changing surgery at Ochsner Medical Center to correct the myelomeningocele birth defect, the most serious form of spina bifida... 12 weeks before he was born. Ochsner's...

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Could the Weather be Causing My Headaches?

For headache sufferers, the unpredictability of summertime weather can do more than ruin outdoor plans - it can trigger a migraine. Research suggests that heat and changes in barometric pressure...

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How Do I Know If I’m Having a Stroke?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year. Be aware of these...

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