Tag: cerebrovascular

May Is National Stroke Awareness Month

May Is National Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke has become the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year. A stroke occurs when there is a blockage of vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Fast, accurate treatment for stroke victims is critical for preserving

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Material From Kitchen Sponges Stop Nosebleeds In New Procedure

Nosebleeds are common. In fact, 60 percent of us have them at some point, but for some it can be very serious. Primarily for those with high blood pressure or on blood thinners, nosebleeds may require medical treatment.
Our Colin Derdeyn, MD, director of the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes

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Wednesday Webinar: Brain surgery

We are excited to announce that our next Wednesday Webinar on 10/19 will feature Dr. Albert Hong-Jae Kim, the newest edition to our neurosurgery lineup.
Dr. Kim specializes in surgery of the brain, including procedures like stereotactic radiosurgery, skull based surgery and cerebrovascular surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors including meningioma, acoustic

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Dr. Ralph Dacey elected to Institute of Medicine

Our congratulations go out to Dr. Ralph Dacey, who was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
This is a very special appointment, as it’s one of the most prestigious honors a medical scientist in the United States can receive.  We’re not surprised that Dr. Dacey received this honor

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