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Read about the innovative approaches used by Duke neurologists to treat children and adults with neurological disorders.

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Do I Need an Epileptologist?
Do I Need an Epileptologist?

Most people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication under the supervision of a primary care doctor or general neurologist. However, you may ne ...

Have a Brain Aneurysm? Assess Your Risk of Rupture with More Accuracy at Duke
Have a Brain Aneurysm? Assess Your Risk of Rupture with More Accuracy at Duke

Unruptured brain aneurysms, bulging areas in the brain’s blood vessels, can be dangerous -- even deadly -- if they leak or rupture. In the past, determining wh ...

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Epilepsy Surgery
5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy surgery can be highly effective at reducing or eliminating seizures. However, many people don’t understand the potential benefits and when epilepsy su ...

Plasma Exchange Therapy for Guillain-Barré Helps Woman Make a Drastic Recovery
Plasma Exchange Therapy for Guillain-Barré Helps Woman Make a Drastic Recovery

Over the course of a few days in late September of 2021, Carol Cerase of Lumberton, NC, experienced increasing weakness in her legs, trouble swallowing, and se ...

Know the Signs of Stroke - BE FAST
Know the Signs of Stroke - BE FAST

While stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, few people know the signs. Use the acronym BE FAST to remember the signs of stroke, and what to do if someone ...

What You Need to Know About Aducanumab
What You Need to Know About Aducanumab

An Update from Duke Health October 29, 2021 After careful review and thoughtful deliberation, Duke Health has decided it will not provide aducanumab for ...

Duke Telestroke Network Improves Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes at Six NC, VA Hospitals
Duke Telestroke Network Improves Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes at Six NC, VA Hospitals

Stroke patients have access to advanced care at Duke Telestroke Network hospitals. These partnerships are improving and expediting stroke care by providing imm ...

Robot Reduces Need for Open Brain Surgery to Map Epileptic Seizures
Robot Reduces Need for Open Brain Surgery to Map Epileptic Seizures

A robotic device is allowing doctors to pinpoint the origins of a person’s seizures through minimally invasive surgery. The device, in use at Duke and some epi ...

Concussions: What to Do After
Concussions: What to Do After

Although most people recover fully within 10 days after a concussion, how quickly you improve depends very much on how well you take care of yourself after the ...

Do I Need a Movement Disorder Specialist?
Do I Need a Movement Disorder Specialist?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a movement disorder, a movement disorder specialist can help reduce your symptoms and enhance your quality of life. Movement diso ...

Specialized Care for Women with Epilepsy
Specialized Care for Women with Epilepsy

Epilepsy can dramatically affect a person’s quality of life, but women with epilepsy have even more to consider. Normal hormonal changes can influence seizure ...

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Relieves Parkinson’s Symptoms in Air Force Colonel
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Relieves Parkinson’s Symptoms in Air Force Colonel

Paul Brezinski was only 37 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Within eight years, his tremors made life so difficult that he traveled from his hom ...