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April is National Autism Awareness Month

Every year in April, friends, loved ones and co-workers come together to help increase the understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. If it is diagnosed early, improvements can…

Raising Funds and Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS

First Choice Neurology is always well represented at Walk MS, year after year. Walk MS brings together a community of passionate people for one powerful cause, to end Multiple Sclerosis forever. Last Saturday, Dr. Carlos Ramirez-Calderon along with staff members of First Choice Neurology participated in the Coral Gables Walk MS. It was a beautiful…

First Choice Neurology Welcomes NeuroPros Doctors in Plantation, Florida

First Choice Neurology (FCN) – the largest neurology group in Florida welcomes Dr. Ramesh Gopalaswamy, Dr. Veena Subramanian, and Dr. Bruce Zaret of NeuroPros in Plantation, Florida.   Ramesh Gopalaswamy, MD Dr. Ramesh Gopalaswamy has been practicing neurology since 2000. He specializes in general neurology and neuro-ophthalomology. His specialties include neurology, headaches and migraines, stroke,…

Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy

What is Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy? Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) is an inherited disease that causes progressive sensorimotor and autonomic nerve disorder. Peripheral nerve degeneration (polyneuropathy) begins in small fibers, resulting in sensory symptoms of numbness, burning, and tingling — typically in the feet. This progresses to larger nerve fibers, which leads to muscle weakness and…

BAN2401 Phase 3 Clinical Trial Starting April 2019

We are enthusiastic about the results of the BAN2401 phase 2 clinical trial for dementia. The study assessed changes from baseline to 18 months in biomarkers measuring the underlying disease pathophysiology, including changes in amyloid accumulated in the brain as measured by amyloid PET (positron emission tomography). The clinical endpoints of Alzheimer’s Disease Composite Score…

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

There are an estimated 2.8 million people treated for traumatic brain injury or brain injuries in the United States each year. Children are at the highest risk of brain injuries. A brain injury is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. The most…

Lack of Sleep Contributes to Weight Gain

By Timothy L. Grant, M.D., F.A.A.S.M. Not sleeping enough affects your metabolism and contributes to weight gain. Research has shown that people who did not get enough sleep for five days consumed more carbohydrates and gained weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2016 statistics, 93.3 million adults in the United…

Parkinson’s Disease Study from The Michael J. Fox Foundation

A new online Parkinson’s disease study is available from The Michael J. Fox Foundation by Fox Insight. Fox Insight is an online clinical study where people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones share information that could transform the search for better treatments. By joining Fox Insight you can help shape the future of Parkinson’s research…

Selecting the Right Health Insurance Plan

By Dr. Antonio Mesa Selecting the right health insurance plan is a very important decision that can have a major impact on a person’s health and quality of life. The ideal plan covers all the services one needs at a reasonable price. Unlike articles written by marketing departments, this article discusses how a physician would…

September is Healthy Aging Month

Healthy aging starts with living a healthy lifestyle. What is a healthy lifestyle? It is one that slows down the oxidation that will cause our eventual destruction. We are mortal; that is not news. Oxidation is defined chemically as the transfer of electrons, where one thing gains one, and the other loses one. Free radicals…

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