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Exercise Tips for NPH patients

I recommend finding an activity to help you challenge both your mind and body, and have fun while doing it!

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New Theories in Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

A recent study expands these results to posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants. Please take a moment to read more about this important research.

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New Theories in Fetal-Onset Hydrocephalus

Current research suggests that a cascade of events involving cell junctions, the VZ, and the SVZ may be the cause of fetal-onset hydrocephalus and its accompanying neurological disorders.

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Research 101: Brain Development

We are continuing our series on the role of cell junctions and the ventricular zone in the development of hydrocephalus.

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Meet the HCRN Clinical Research Coordinators

The HCRN is fortunate to have a team of hard working, experienced coordinators who are responsible for study start up, running the study, and wrapping things up once a study ends.

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How Tai Chi Helped Get Me Nearly Back to Normal

When it comes to treating balance issues that attend Parkinson’s and other brain and balance disorders such as hydrocephalus and aging, there’s only so much medication can do.

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Middle School Science Fair Features Hydrocephalus Booth

Raising awareness about the issue is the first step in finding treatment and prevention of hydrocephalus.

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New Tool Detects Pressure Non-invasively

Non-invasive tool may be instrumental in evaluating elevated ICP – a symptom of hydrocephalus and shunt malfunction.

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Siblings Fundraise to Support Little Sister

“My goal is for Adora to be successful and get every opportunity that we do. Because there is no cure, I will work until one is found. I want to be as involved as I can be.”

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New Insights into Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

A recently published study attempts to shed light on the long term outcomes of untreated iNPH by examining mortality rates, risk of dementia, and symptom progression in individuals with ventricular enlargement.

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New Study Seeks to Improve Outcomes After a Brain Bleed

Germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH) is a brain bleed that occurs in approximately 3.5 per 1000 live births and remains a leading cause of mortality and lifelong morbidity in premature infants.

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The Importance of Environmental Enrichment

Learn more about a recent study that suggests stimulating environments can improve cognitive outcomes for children living with hydrocephalus.

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Cognitive Therapy for NPH Patients

If you have Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) you might find Cognitive Therapy useful. Trish Bogucki explains what it consists of and shares some tips for others who might be in the same boat she was in.

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A Letter of Love to My Son With Hydrocephalus

The day I was told you had hydrocephalus my heart felt like it was breaking, not because I felt there was anything wrong with you, but because I was afraid you would have to endure pain.

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Over 500 Adult Hydrocephalus Patients Enrolled in Registry

HA is proud to fund the AHCRN as they move research from bench to bedside to find new treatments, preventions and cures for adults living with hydrocephalus and NPH.

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Hydrocephalus and Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides support to disabled individuals through two separate disability benefit Programs: SSI and SSDI. Learn more.

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2016 Innovator Award Announcement

The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce the funding of three hydrocephalus researchers through the HA Network for Discovery Science (HANDS), Innovator Award.

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Whole Foods Features Cider With A Purpose

Jason Spears and his brother Patrick founded Locus Cider in March of 2015 inspired by real, tough people, a.k.a children with hydrocephalus.

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Student Spotlight: Jamie Wright Advocates For Hydrocephalus Awareness

Imagine having a neurological condition that most people have never heard of. Jamie Wright is on a mission to educate others about hydrocephalus.

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This #GivingTuesday was a HUGE success because of YOU!

Because of you and our generous donors that provided matching funds we were able to exceed our goal!

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National Hydrocephalus Conference

Countdown to Conference: Tips on making it affordable!

The National Conference on Hydrocephalus takes place June 16 – 19th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Join us! Here are tips to help make it affordable.

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New NIH NINDS Director Announced

Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, was named the Director of the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS).

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Hydrocephalus Patient Conference

MINNEAPOLIS: We are on our way! 2016 Hydrocephalus Conference

SAVE THE DATE: The 14th National Conference on Hydrocephalus will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 16-19, 2016! Our patient-centered conferences empower all of us to understand, seek out and put into place the care, programs and services that will meet our needs now and well into the future.

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Neuron Superhighway

Neurons – a brain superhighway!

This month’s Science Facts blog focuses on the neuron and it’s role in basic brain function. Helping you untangle complex concepts and language in research studies!

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HCRN Update: Biomarkers in Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

Dr. David Limbrick discuss his current research study which aims to develop a complimentary tool to supplement the information from imaging in order to determine the best time to treat infants with post hemorrhagic hydrocephalus.

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NIH Invitation to Public Meetings on the BRAIN Initiative

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold four meetings open to the public to discuss the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. The Hydrocephalus Association encourages members of the hydrocephalus community to participate and ensure that our community is represented.

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Brushes with Mortality: 5 Lessons On Dealing with Hard Times

Rachel Katz, diagnosed with hydrocephalus at the age of 12, shares the transformational gift she received after her last shunt revision. Read her blog, “Brushes with Mortality: 5 Lessons On Dealing with Hard Times.” Be inspired.

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President Announces Funding for BRAIN Initiative

President Obama announced that he is proposing $100 million in federal research dollars toward a brain mapping initiative that will ultimately open the door to better treatment options for many brain conditions, including traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.

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Making Life Happen: Living Life with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and October 25th is the first World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day sponsored by the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) and supported by the European Parliament. In the Hydrocephalus Association’s efforts to raise awareness about spina bifida and hydrocephalus, we would like to highlight an inspiring young adult from our community. Meet Luke Russell, a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater who plans to major in marine biology with either a second major or a minor in psychology. He has spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

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