The Benefits of Informing Your Child’s School about Their Hydrocephalus

January 20, 2021
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Informing your child’s school about hydrocephalus is important. Read these tips to ensure that you’re prepared when talking to the school about your child’s condition.

Get on the Right Career Track

January 20, 2021
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When choosing a career, college major, or educational program, it’s important to take the time to explore your options.

Making Your Work Environment Work For You 

January 19, 2021
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Individuals with hydrocephalus can succeed at work despite their condition. Learn how to make your work environment work for you.

The Hydrocephalus Scoop on Capitol Hill December 2020

December 17, 2020

October and November have been a super busy time for all three branches of government (Executive, Legislative and Judicial). Here’s our latest summary of what’s been happening on Capitol Hill.

The Use of Lumboperitoneal Shunts in iNPH Patients

December 15, 2020
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In the United States, the standard treatment for idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients is a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS). But a new study explores the effectiveness of lumboperitoneal shunts (LPS), which have also been shown to improve iNPH symptoms and are widely used in Japan.

Diana Gray Named Chair of National Health Council Board

December 8, 2020

Diana Gray, HA President and CEO, was named Chairperson of the National Health Council (NHC) Board of Directors for 2021. She was elected to the role at the NHC’s annual membership meeting this week.

Giving Tuesday 2020

December 7, 2020

We can’t thank you enough for donating to the Hydrocephalus Association for GivingTuesday. It’s truly an honor to have your support!

Rhaeos CEO Shares Details About Wearable FlowSense Device

December 7, 2020

Earlier this year, Rhaeos won MedTech Innovator’s 2020 Global Competition. In a recent conversation with Rhaeos CEO Anna Lisa Somera, Somera discussed the significance of the award and how FlowSense can improve the way hydrocephalus is managed.

Changing Treatments: Converting from a Shunt to an ETV for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus

December 7, 2020

A recent study published in Neurosurgery looked at the success rate of converting from a shunt to an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in pediatric and young adult patients. The study, with lead author Dr. David S. Hersh, retrospectively reviewed patient data from three children’s hospitals in the United States.

Announcing our 2020 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Recipients!

October 12, 2020

Were pleased to announce the 2020 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Award Recipients. HA’s scholarship program was established in 1994 to provide financial assistance to capable and promising teens, young adults, and adults who live with the ongoing challenges and complexities of hydrocephalus.

The Hydrocephalus Scoop on Capitol Hill for September-October 2020

October 6, 2020

In addition to celebrating Hydrocephalus Awareness month, the Hydrocephalus Association has been tracking the ins and outs of what’s happening on Capitol Hill. Read our latest advocacy update!

A Poem for HydroWarriors

September 25, 2020

Amanda Harrinauth is a poet, author, life coach and Special Olympics athlete living with hydrocephalus, vision impairment and autism. For Hydrocephalus Awareness Month, she wrote a poem to inspire others.