In the News
Angel Raynoso spent his 30th birthday in the hospital. The day before, he’d had a seizure, was rushed to intensive care and had emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
Older Americans around the country are being misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus can display similar symptoms, but is treatable.
Gikonko is the only health center with facilities to treat the medical condition; other medical centers treat hydrocephalus, but most of them refer patients to Gikonko Health Centre where specialists are based.
Elementary school student Aiden Tanz was given an all-expense paid trip to Orlando, Florida for him and his family through Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Tanzes visited three parks: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World.
Doctors in Brazil have discovered hydrocephalus in two babies with congenital malformation. Some suspect the ongoing Zika pandemic in the country caused these cases.
Researchers have shown that computerized cognitive rehabilitation (a program to help brain-injured or otherwise cognitively impaired individuals to restore normal functioning) can improve attention and executive functioning in brain injury survivors including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke.
Neurology Now Magazine shares an interesting new therapy that may benefit individuals in our hydrocephalus community when it becomes available.
An Australian family has welcomed the aid of Senator Bob Day in pushing for a national shunt registry. One of Day’s staff members lost a child to the complications of hydrocephalus.
The Knights on the Go Cafe was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. It features a harness system for helping people with limited mobility.
Barrett O’Connor, a Hydrocephalus Association-nominated patient advocate, is serving on the latest panel reviewing applications for medical research at the DoD.
A Loyola University Medical Center neurosurgeon has challenged neurosurgeons worldwide to stop infant deaths from hydrocephalus. Dr. Prabhu believes a new procedure could help those in developing countries treat the condition.
The mobile health industry, along with remote monitoring and telehealth systems, has a wide impact on reducing hospitalizations and emergency room visits throughout the healthcare spectrum by improving communication and care coordination among specialists, doctors, nurses, and others.
Members of the Cinco Ranch High School band have volunteered to kick-off the Houston Hydrocephalus Association WALK which takes place on Saturday, October 17, at Fellowship Church, Houston.
ABC 13 Eyewitness News in Philadelphia reports on the Pope’s Philadelphia visit where Matthew Campuzano, a young boy born with hydrocephalus, received a special greeting.
The Chicago Tribune reports on Stevenson High School’s annual back-to-school fundraiser, which will benefit the Hydrocephalus Association as well as go for a Guinness World Record while raising hydrocephalus awareness.
University of North Carolina has been awarded a grant to fund a study for neurotoxin action. Lead Scientist Dr. Bahr hopes the recent grants will push forward traumatic brain injury program and Alzheimer’s research.
Local volunteers joined forces with elected state representatives in Connecticut, New York, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Colorado and Illinois to proclaim September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.
The Washington Wizard with Kids Wish Network granted a Maryland teen, Elijah Taylor, born with hydrocephalus and spina bifida, his dream to attend a game.
Representative Dick Anderson (R) has introduced a North Dakota House bill that would create a registry for those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
The Hill details the $21 million increase in the recent spending measure for brain-related projects at the NSF, including the BRAIN Initiative.
The Reyes family shares a heartwarming series of family photos with The Austin-Statesman, highlighting them as one of this year’s recipient’s of the Statesman’s Season fro Caring program.
President Obama signed legislation that reauthorizes a 1996 law that provides assistance to those suffering with TBI and that funds research into brain injury.