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4 Methods to Manage Parkinson’s Disease

Jan 02, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that prevents the body from creating adequate amounts of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Symptoms like tremors and limb rigidity can appear gradually over many years. There currently isn’t a cure for this condition, but innovations in...

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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Effectively Treat Depression?

Nov 13, 2019

About 33% of people with depressive symptoms experience treatment-resistant depression, meaning they don’t receive significant relief from common therapies like medication or counseling. Doctors have used deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, and seizure...

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From Mythology to Reality: Restoring Sight in the Blind

Oct 23, 2019

Can a device really restore sight to the blind? That’s what physicians at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine are testing with the Orion cortical visual prosthesis from Second Sight Medical Products. With a name derived from the myth of Orion who went blind and regained...

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Silent Seizures: A Surprising Phenomenon in Alzheimer's Disease

Oct 22, 2019

People often associate seizures with convulsions and a complete loss of bodily control. However, there’s another type of seizure that happens deep within the brain and might be difficult to notice. Symptoms of silent seizures include a momentary loss of responsiveness, a blank stare, or fluttering...

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Is Medication the Only Treatment Option for Epilepsy?

Jun 27, 2019

When doctors consider treatment for epilepsy, they review the patient’s health history and needs to find the right medication. However, some prescriptions can result in undesirable side effects or be less effective than expected. In the past, traditional surgery was one of the only alternative...

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Brain Power: Deep Brain Stimulation

Apr 12, 2018

Parkinson’s disease can be a debilitating condition. The trembling associated with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders can turn daily activities into difficult tasks. Fortunately, there is a treatment option that can significantly reduce trembling and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease....


Epilepsy Treatment With the NeuroPace RNS System

Apr 12, 2018

In April 2014, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center raised the standard of care by treating patients with epilepsy and partial-onset seizures (POS) with the FDA-approved NeuroPace® RNS® System, the only device that monitors and responds to brain activity to prevent seizures before they start. How Does...


What is Moyamoya?

Apr 12, 2018

In conjunction with the extensive research at Baylor College of Medicine, the physicians at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are leading the way in diagnosis and treatment of rare, progressive cerebrovascular conditions like Moyamoya. Moyamoya Disease is a cerebrovascular...

Cardiovascular Care

Building a Brain Computer

Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Daniel Yoshor, chief of neurosurgery service at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, is leading the team of investigators who are researching the neurophysiology of human visual perception with the help of an NIH grant. The goal of this project, which is taking place locally...


Making Breakthroughs in Pituitary Tumor Treatment

Apr 12, 2018

With roughly 10,000 pituitary tumors diagnosed in the United States each year, Dr. Daniel Yoshor, MD, and his team at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are revolutionizing the treatment of benign pituitary tumors to allow patients to get back to their everyday routine as...