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Light the World in Teal for Alzheimer’s Awareness

Light the World in Teal is an annual program held in November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. People and places around the world “go teal” to raise awareness and show support for the millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s. This year’s Light the World in Teal takes place on November 4, 2021. Buildings around …

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Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest, and Stroke

Do you know the difference between a heart attack, cardiac arrest, and stroke? A heart attack and cardiac arrest involve the heart, while a stroke involves the brain. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. A stroke occurs …

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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 …

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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 …

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Dr. Carlos Ramirez-Mejia on Univision

Univision interviewed Dr. Carlos Ramirez-Mejia on July 25 to discuss cannabis treatment. Medical marijuana: how this child uses controversial treatment to deal with seizures. Neurologist Carlos Ramírez-Mejia explained on Univision how the regular treatment of cannabis received by Bruno helped him control the more than 300 seizures he suffered daily. Similarly, he detailed how this plant …

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