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Vagus Nerve Stimulation After Unsuccessful Epilepsy Treatment

Vagus Nerve Stimulation, or VNS, is an implantable device, much like a pacemaker, used to deliver electrical pulses from the vagal nerve to the brain. VNS commonly treats neurological conditions like epilepsy in conjunction with anti-epileptic drugs. Let’s find out how vagus nerve stimulation after unsuccessful epilepsy treatment works.

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What Are the Risks of an Untreated Tethered Cord?

Sometimes known as tethered spinal cord syndrome (TSCS), a tethered cord can cause complications which can affect movement and bodily functions. Breaking down the term tethered cord, “tethered” is defined as fastened or tied down and “cord” refers to our spinal cord which connects our brain and body. When this occurs and our spinal cord

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Hydrocephalus: What Parents Should Know

We all have a clear fluid that protects and cushions our brain and spine known as cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF. This fluid is reabsorbed into the bloodstream on a daily basis, and then is replenished. Too much CSF can keep the brain from functioning properly, which describes hydrocephalus.

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Helpful Tips for Parents with Epileptic Children

Educating your child’s school, teachers, and their peers about epilepsy is surely one of the most helpful tips for parents with epileptic children. Although there may be some limitations, children with epilepsy are perfectly capable of living a normal life and should be treated as such.

Doctor comforting child before surgery.

How To Prepare Your Child For Surgery At Each Age

No matter the type of surgery your child is having, as a parent you are going to be anxious. In preparing them for surgery, it is important to prepare yourself too so you can convey a sense of calm and reassurance. Once you do that (or fake it) here is how to prepare your child

Local boy becomes inspiration after his miraculous steps to recovery

After noticing an abnormality in his legs, Gabe Palazollo was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. In January, it was determined that Gabe was a candidate at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan for a selective dorsal rhizotomy. During this procedure the spine is opened and the affected nerves are identified and amputated away. Although it was believed