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Treating Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis with Polyneuropathy

Reposted from Neurology Advisor – written by Jeffrey A. Allen, M.D. Hereditary transthyretin-related amyloidosis (hATTR) with polyneuropathy is a rare, progressive, fatal disease that has been challenging for neurologists to diagnose and manage, until now. This disease, which often presents first with polyneuropathy, is caused by misfolding of the transthyretin (TTR) proteins produced in the liver due…

Early Intervention Provides Hope to Children Diagnosed with Epilepsy

Article was written by South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report Adam and Monica Adache knew something wasn’t right when their daughter, Maya, had a seizure at only six months old. When those seizures continued to happen, they became extremely concerned. During one episode, she also had a high fever and her pediatrician recommended she…

Seizures and Epilepsy

By Bruno V. Gallo, MD Epilepsy has been common throughout history. Somewhere around 3.4 million Americans suffer from epilepsy. In years past the general population held on to a belief that convulsions and seizures were a condition of the young. This is no longer a valid statement. The incidence of epilepsy (ie, the number of…

Dr. Brian Costell Talks About Why He Joined First Choice Neurology

Dr. Brian Costell joined First Choice Neurology because it was a single-specialty neurology group and not a multi-specialty group. Dr. Costell said, “Being a part of a single-specialty neurology group, we gain all of the knowledge of working together and basically doing the same job for the same goal. Our other option was to join…

Medical Marijuana and Medical Cannabis

What is Medical Marijuana? Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, is plant-based from the cannabis species with two active compounds THC and CBD. The medicine contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. Medical marijuana…

Infusion and Infusion Therapy

Elizabeth Brinegar and Nora Herrera of First Choice Neurology attended the National Infusion Center Association’s Annual Meeting last month in Austin, Texas. The National Infusion Center Association (NICA) is a nonprofit patient advocacy organization to provide a national advocacy voice for non-hospital, non-oncology in-office infusion to improve access to safe, high-quality, cost-effective care. First Choice…

First Choice Neurology to Participate in Discussion about Epilepsy with Bestselling Author Kurt Eichenwald

First Choice Neurology will participate in a discussion about Epilepsy with bestselling author Kurt Eichenwald and his Memoir, ‘A Mind Unraveled’ in which he details his personal battle with epilepsy. Epilepsy experts will be at the event, including Ian Miller, MD, Director, Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Program at Nicklaus Hospital and First Choice Neurology. Kurt Eichenwald…

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Everyone who has a brain is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). There are 50 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s is not part of the normal aging process. It is a fatal disease that kills nerve cells in the brain and affects…

Pediatric Neurology Now Available at First Choice Neurology

Neuro Network Partners (NNP), the largest pediatric neurology group in the Southeast has joined First Choice Neurology. With this addition, First Choice Neurology is now the largest neurology group in the United States with more than 41 facilities in 6 Florida counties and services at 35 major hospitals. First Choice Neurology will have over 80…

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