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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…

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

You may have noticed all of our posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin for National Stroke Awareness Month. We also have several videos about strokes on our YouTube channel. Strokes can occur at ANY age. Nearly one-fourth of strokes occur in people under the age of 65. Stoke is the fifth leading cause of…

National Neuropathy Awareness Week

National Neuropathy Awareness Week is observed from May 12 to May 16. Over 20 million Americans are suffering from neuropathy, also called peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy occurs in 60% to 70% of people with diabetes. What is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common chronic neurological diseases and is often misdiagnosed. It is…

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…

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