Our hydrocephalus community KNOWS resiliency! To help you stay resilient throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we launched a new series on social media called #WeAreResilient.
In the 3rd installment of our Meet the Innovator Awardees Blog Series, we interviewed Dr. Joel Geerling, one of four scientists who received our 2019 Innovator Award, and Maggie Tish, who works in Dr. Geerling’s lab. They delve deeper into their fascinating research on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).
Many in our community have asked if hydrocephalus is considered a risk factor for severe disease with COVID-19. As a follow up to our previous post, Dr. Michael A. Williams, Chair of HA’s Medical Advisory Board, has reviewed published medical research and found that hydrocephalus has not been mentioned as a specific risk factor in adults or children.
Several people in the hydrocephalus community have expressed their concern about the novel coronavirus. After consulting with our Medical Advisory Board, read our statement and recommendations.
In the second installment of our Meet the Innovator Awardees Blog Series, we interviewed Dr. Brandon A. Miller, one of four scientists who received an Innovator Award grant.
A new paper published in World Neurosurgery explores the challenges faced by youth during the transition process and the steps necessary to ensure young adults with hydrocephalus receive the longitudinal care they need to lead healthy and supported lives.
After being diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 18, Scout O’Donnell found a way to combine her two passions — fashion and finding a cure for hydrocephalus.
In our first installment of our Meet the Innovator Awardees Blog Series, we interview Dr. Bernadette Holdener, one of four scientists who received a Hydrocephalus Association 2019 Innovator Award.
There is a lot we do not know about how hydrocephalus develops and how to best treat the condition across our many communities. Our 2019 Innovator Award recipients are looking to change that.
Will organize new WALK to End Hydrocephalus in Decatur Lucky McMahon was just one day old when he had his first brain surgery to treat his hydrocephalus, a life-threatening neurological condition that has no cure and can only be treated with brain surgery. Now, at five years old, Lucky has endured five brain surgeries and […]
Can everyday magnets affect programmable shunt valves? A new study found that the CERTAS™ Plus Programmable Valve resisted interference from common household magnets, even at close proximity.