The 2018 WALK to End Hydrocephalus season is in the books! And what a year it was. Thanks to the Hydrocephalus Association’s wonderful volunteers, 43 WALKS were held across the U.S., with more than 14,000 participants representing over 1,200 teams.
Miss the 15th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, HA CONNECT? Recordings of the 19 live streamed sessions are now available! Register as a virtual attendee for $20 to access the 19 recordings!
Brain surgery should not be the only treatment option for the over 1 million Americans living with hydrocephalus. Join the Hydrocephalus Association is standing up to say #NOMOREBS – #NOMOREBRAINSURGERIES – with our national awareness campaign.
A recent study published in Nature, Dr. Chay Kuo, out of Duke University, discovered a mechanism that may lead to the development of Postinfectious Hydrocephalus.
It is interesting to see how many families truly are affected by hydrocephalus. It’s something a lot of people have never heard of… yet through social media, we connected with 4 different families all dealing with the same thing.
Congressional efforts to overhaul the tax code could have major implications for charitable giving and non-profit budgets and could lead to reductions in research, advocacy, outreach, and other services.
While shunt implantation is a typical treatment option for people with hydrocephalus, there have been surprisingly few advances to decrease shunt failure rates since the 1950s
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.
Storytelling can be a powerful and influential advocacy tool in getting people to understand the breadth and depth of impact hydrocephalus has on individuals and families.Every person afflicted with Hydrocephalus has a story to tell.
Trish was diagnosed with NPH in 2015 and had shunt surgery then. Thanks to the surgery and several kinds of therapy, Trish is now back to doing what she loves, including a killer step aerobics class at her gym and singing with her husband in a community chorus
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce the funding of three hydrocephalus researchers through the HA Network for Discovery Science (HANDS), Innovator Award.
The HA Transition Summit will discuss ways of improving the transition from pediatric to adult-centered medical care for patients with hydrocephalus.
Imagine having a neurological condition that most people have never heard of. Jamie Wright is on a mission to educate others about hydrocephalus.
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is pleased and honored to announce our 2016 Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge Scholarship Recipients.
Ashley Mantheiy, who has two sons with hydrocephalus, has worked with State politicians to introduce the Student Medical Leave Act of PA 2016
Chicago radio station 101.9FM The Mix featured Katie Cook, our Chicago Hydrocephalus Association WALK Chair, on their weekly radio show “MIX Matters” with Susan Wiencek.
ReFlow System by Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc., currently in clinical trials, may prevent the need for an immediate emergency shunt revision for patients with hydrocephalus.
I rarely spoke a word during my first year in college. I was so anxious. It seemed like everything that could go wrong, definitely did…Madeleine continues her blog series.
If we don’t act with a collective sense of urgency, nobody else will. It’s been more than 50 years since a significant improvement has occurred in the treatment of hydrocephalus.