Tributes to a Passionate NPH Physician Advocate — The Passing of Harold O. Conn, MD

By JennBechard / January 26, 2012

Harold O. Conn, MD was a world-famous doctor specializing in diseases of the liver.  After his retirement, he developed Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and thus embarked on his second career…

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HA Funds Research, Announces New Research Grants

By JennBechard / December 5, 2011

HA is pleased to announce two recipients of the Hydrocephalus Association’s grant program focusing on CSF Production, Flow, and Regulation. The long term goal of these grants is to create…

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University of Wisconsin Doctor Creates Pressure Monitor

By JennBechard / October 28, 2011

Dr. Josh Medow first came into contact with hydrocephalus as a resident in a Madison, WI hospital and right away recognized a major issue while treating a child with a…

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HA Chairman, Paul Gross, Joins NINDS Advisory Council

By JennBechard / September 14, 2011

Paul Gross has been selected to join the 18 member National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council -the major advisory panel to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

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There are a Million Hydrocephalus Stories; This is the Story of Tracy

By JennBechard / August 9, 2011

Head Above Water By Tracy Taback Today, I am a healthy 31-year-old woman who just happened to be born with hydrocephalus (water on the brain). My condition lay dormant and…

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Announcing our 2011 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Recipients!

By JennBechard / July 22, 2011

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is pleased and honored to announce our 2011 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Recipients.

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There are a Million Hydrocephalus Stories; This is the Story of Hannah

By JennBechard / July 19, 2011

by HA Member Susan Andersen Moore Our daughter Hannah has a programmable VP shunt for her hydrocephalus. Here is a little of her story. Hannah was born sometime in May…

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Workplace Communication Tips for People Living with Disabilities

By JennBechard / May 17, 2011

Just because you have a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be successful in the workplace. It’s important to know your rights and to have good communication skills.

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Dr. Salomon Hakim – a Giant in the Field of Hydrocephalus

By JennBechard / May 9, 2011

Respected Colombian neurosurgeon Salomon Hakim, MD, PhD, who worked extensively in the field of hydrocephalus, has died at the age of 88.

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Neurodevelopment of Children and Teens with Hydrocephalus

By JennBechard / April 6, 2011

By Jay Wellons, M.D. and David Nilsson, Ph.D. Article first appeared in Pathways, Fall edition 2008 From a developmental perspective, hydrocephalus, as with other forms of neurologic compromise, demonstrates its…

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Tax Act Brings Changes to SSI / Medicaid Treatment of Refunds, Tax Credits

By JennBechard / March 8, 2011

(the following may be of interest to persons living with hydrocephalus who receive SSI benefits) Several little-noticed provisions of the recently-enacted law that extended the Bush-era tax cuts fundamentally alter…

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2010 Hydrocephalus Association Resident’s Prize

By JennBechard / January 17, 2011

The Hydrocephalus Association announces the 2010 Resident’s Prize Awardee, Ramin Eskandari, MD, MS.

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In Memory of Kate

By JennBechard / December 17, 2010

On November 27, Kate Finlayson passed away due to complications from hydrocephalus and the many surgeries she endured to combat it.  She was, and remains, an inspiration for all of us dedicated to furthering the fight against hydrocephalus.

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Announcing our 2010 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Recipients!

By JennBechard / August 4, 2010

By Tom Smith The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is both pleased and privileged to award eight scholarships to persons with hydrocephalus seeking higher education. Each year we receive dozens of application…

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