Members of our community in the Albany, New York area may have seen the recent news story about hydrocephalus aired by WNYT-TV on Monday, June 29, 2015. Reporter Benita Zahn interviewed Michelle Fernandez and her neurosurgeon, Dr. Matthew Adamo, Albany Medical Center, both who are committed to helping raise awareness to the general public about hydrocephalus, a neurological condition that has no cure and for which the only treatment option requires brain surgery.
The piece is very comprehensive, covering both hydrocephalus and normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), a form of hydrocephalus that primarily impacts individuals over the age of 60. It plays a critical role in our efforts to educate the general public about hydrocephalus and NPH, highlighting that it is a condition that impacts individuals from infancy through the seniors and a condition that does not discriminate based on gender or race. There are over 1 million Americans living with hydrocephalus.
We would like to thank Ms. Zahn and the team at WNYT for airing the story and encouraging individuals to understand the condition, treatment options, and the importance particularly, in the senior population, of knowing the symptoms in order to receive early and proper diagnosis and treatment.