epilepsy

Nike Freestyle Benefit Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus Shunt featured on Nike’s Air Max Zero

A hydrocephalus patient of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital designs a hydrocephalus shoe in the annual Doernbecher Freestyle event with Nike.

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Hydrocephalus Association Scholarships

Announcing Our 2016 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Recipients!

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is pleased and honored to announce our 2016 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Recipients.

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Head with brain shunt

Term ‘Water Head’ Causes Hydrocephalus Community to Take Notice

NBC’s Saturday Night Live Weekend Update uses ‘water head,’ a forgotten derogatory term describing individuals with hydrocephalus.

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U.S. Troops Experiencing Increases in Epilepsy and Hydrocephalus, Among Other Conditions

Roll Call spotlights injuries and medical conditions on the rise in U.S. Troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan which include hydrocephalus, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and brain injury, among other conditions.

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PA Boy Wins Elks Child of the Year

Young Renfrew boy living with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and other conditions, is named the 2014 to 2015 Child of the Year from the PA Elks.

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Emergency Drug Could Reduce Risk of Epilepsy for TBI Victims

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on a drug to help prevent a common protein found circulating in our blood from crossing the blood-brain barrier after a brain injury. This protein was found to cause seizures and the possible development of epilepsy in brain injury victims.

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Missouri Boy Enjoys “Being A Kid” Despite Medical Challenges

KFVS12 shares the story of Dacota Carter, diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth, who currently thrives, despite his early diagnosis and a number of other medical challenges.

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Meet the Medical Chairs of the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus

The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce the Medical Chairs of the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus – Drs. Nathan Selden, Marion “Jack” Walker, and Michael A. Williams.

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Young Boy Embodies Panhandle Spirit

Dillon Wades was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and hydrocephalus, for which he has 2 shunts. ABC 7 affiliate ConnectAmarillo.com highlight the Wades family and their sons, Dillon and Connor, as examples of the Panhandle Spirit.

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Seizures and Hydrocephalus

November is Epilepsy Awareness month and the Hydrocephalus Association would like to address the topic of hydrocephalus and seizures. Seizures are not an uncommon occurrence in people with hydrocephalus. However, no correlations have been found between the number of shunt revisions or the site of shunt placement and the risk of developing seizures.

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Risk for Developing Epilepsy Within First Year After TBI

Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter, reports on a study that finds that patients are at particularly high risk for developing epilepsy during the first year after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI includes injuries caused by intracranial bleeding. Dr. Chien-Chang Liao of the Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, and co-workers in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry reported the findings.

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Voices from Our Community: David Walters Shares his Hydrocephalus Story

David Walters was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 2 weeks old and has had one shunt revision. He is an active teenager and member of the Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge program. Read his story.

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