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  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Surgery for detached retina

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Surgery for detached retina A detached retina can be frightening, but immediately seeking medical care and treatment may ensure a nearly complete recovery.

  • Judi's Journey with Alzheimer's

    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Judi's Journey with Alzheimer's Neurological surgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute were the first in the world to use focused ultrasound to treat a patient with Alzheimer's disease. Judi Polak is the first patient to undergo the phase II clinical trial led by Ali Rezai, MD, the Institute's leader. Polak is a former neonatal intensive care unit nurse at WVU Medicine Children’s.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: WaveLight for LASIK

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: WaveLight for LASIK LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. And thanks to advances in technology, it's achieving better results.

  • Introducing the WVU Medicine Children's Neurodevelopmental Center

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Introducing the WVU Medicine Children's Neurodevelopmental Center Established to serve West Virginia children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, the WVU Medicine Children's Neurodevelopmental Center is now open. For more information, visit: http://www.wvuchildrens.com/ndc.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Fecal and urinary incontinence

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Fecal and urinary incontinence Incontinence is a common condition as we age, but you don't have to live with it – there are many treatment options out there. Lisa Costello, MD, has this and more in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Pregnancy complications

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Pregnancy complications While pregnancy has grown safer over the years, it's still important to know certain complications that can arise. Lisa Costello, MD, has this and more in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Alzheimer's clinical trials

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Alzheimer's clinical trials More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, yet no cure or effective treatment has been found.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Vascular anomalies

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Vascular anomalies A birthmark isn't just an aesthetic issue -- it may be a vascular anomaly that needs to be treated. John Phillips, MD, discusses this and more in this week's WVU Medicine Health Report.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: BOTOX® for migraines

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    WVU Medicine Health Report: BOTOX® for migraines More than 36 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. They can be debilitating, costing about $20 billion a year in medical expenses and lost productivity. In this week’s WVU Medicine Health Report, John Phillips, MD, explains why BOTOX® is becoming a more common treatment for chronic migraines.

  • Patient story: Jim Hudson's neurosurgical journey

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Patient story: Jim Hudson's neurosurgical journey Jim Hudson has suffered from an essential tremor in both hands for the past 30 years. He couldn't eat, drink, or perform regular, everyday activities by himself.