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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...

Neurology

How Adult Stem Cell Treatment Works

Apr 12, 2018

Many heart attacks are caused when a complete blockage of a heart vessel prevents oxygen-rich blood and nutrients from reaching a section of the heart. If blood cannot reach the heart muscle, it will die. Over time, the condition worsens and weakens the heart. Researchers in the Stem Cell Center at...

Cardiovascular Care

Studying Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Apr 12, 2018

Historically, women represent less than 25 percent of cardiovascular research subjects, yet heart disease kills more women than men claiming the life of approximately one woman every minute. Due to this historic under-representation in research, less is known about cardiovascular disease in women...

Cardiovascular Care
Women's Health

At the Front Lines of Heart Disease

Apr 12, 2018

Cardiovascular disease accounts for a quarter of all deaths in the United States each year, more than the next five causes of death combined. Since 1962, Texas Heart® Institute (THI) at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has been on the  frontlines in the battle to end it by...

Cardiovascular Care

CHI St. Luke's Health Cardiovascular History

Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Denton Cooley and his team at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston made history by performing the first successful human heart transplant in the United States. What followed were decades of life-changing advancements in cardiovascular care developed at Texas Heart®...

Cardiovascular Care
Neurons in the brain fire impulses

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....

Neurology

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...

Neurology

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...

Neurology
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...

Neurology

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...

Oncology
Neurology