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What You Need to Know About Deep Brain Stimulation
What You Need to Know About Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical therapy for neurologic conditions like epilepsy and movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tr ...

Incisionless Procedure Nearly Eliminates Hand Tremors in NC Man
Incisionless Procedure Nearly Eliminates Hand Tremors in NC Man

David Phillips of Hope Mills, NC has had essential tremors in both hands for more than a decade. The tremors worsened over time until the 72-year-old could no ...

Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know
Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know

Women are three to four times more likely than men to develop multiple sclerosis (MS)1, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Mo ...

New Alzheimer’s Medication Available at Duke
New Alzheimer’s Medication Available at Duke

A new drug has been approved by the FDA to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in some people in the early stages of the disease. Is lecanemab right fo ...

Boy Is Seizure-Free after Complex Epilepsy Surgery
Boy Is Seizure-Free after Complex Epilepsy Surgery

Nathaniel Clauss was diagnosed with epilepsy at age eight, after a seizure caused him to fall at his school in Washington, D.C. Despite starting multiple medic ...

Do I Need a Headache Specialist?
Do I Need a Headache Specialist?

If frequent headaches or migraines are making your life miserable, it may be time to see an expert. Headache specialists are uniquely trained to evaluate and t ...

5 Common Questions about Migraines
5 Common Questions about Migraines

Migraines are more than just bad headaches, and they’re more common than most people think. Here, Timothy Collins, MD, a headache specialist at Duke, answers f ...

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Reduces Shaking from Essential Tremor
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Reduces Shaking from Essential Tremor

If you’ve been diagnosed with essential tremor and medication is not doing enough to control your involuntary shaking, focused ultrasound may be an option. Thi ...

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 ...