High School Football and Risk of Neurodegeneration: A Community-Based Study

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Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which finds no increased incidences of Dementia, ALS, or Parkinson's disease in persons who played high school football from the mid-1940's to the mid-1950's. Although this is excellent news for that population, further studies are needed to corroborate results in more recent high school sports participants, given the...

Brain Cancer Basics and Hope through Research

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Amy Heimberger, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department Neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, history and the incidence of brain cancer. She is joined by Gail Goodwin, MD Anderson employee and brain cancer survivor, and Lanie Rose, founder of Run for the Rose (annual run raising funds for brain cancer research) for an engaging discussion about new advances in brain cancer research and how there is hope for more long-term brain cancer...

Video Tip of the Week: New Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) Resource

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For more information, see our blog post at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=11439. In this movie we compare the new GTR resource from NCBI to other clinical resources that you may already be using, to answer why you may want to use the GTR.

ADHD After Early Exposure to General Anesthesia and Surgery

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Dr. David Warner, Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings revealing an association between ADHD ) and exposure to multiple procedures and surgery requiring general anesthesia in young children. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00072-3/fulltext

Deep Brain Stimulation in Tourette Syndrome: A Description of 3 Patients With Excellent Outcome.

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Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the January 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings showcasing 3 highly successful outcomes in patients with Tourette syndrome who underwent deep brain stimulation. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00012-7/fulltext

Cheaper, Simpler, and Better: Tips for Treating Seniors With Parkinson Disease

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Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, a Consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the December 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effectiveness of treating Parkinson's Disease with carbidopa/levodopa and notes its most effective dosage regimen is tailored to the needs of the patient. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/86/12/1211.full