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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hebron boy faces brain surgery

Like many 10–year–old boys, Jordan Minder loves sports. He loves playing football and soccer. He loves watching the Chicago Blackhawks, the Chicago White Sox and WWE wrestling......

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Calne girl thanks hospital that saved her life

Calne girl thanks hospital that saved her life

Plucky Kat Muscroft is taking part in a sponsored walk, swim, and silence to raise money for the hospital that twice saved her life.
Ms Muscroft, 20, of Oxford Road, Calne, has had five brain operations at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford since January.
She suffers from Arnold Chiari Malformation, which causes the skull to crush the brain. Symptoms include severe headaches, muscle weakness, and nausea.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Study Finds Whiplash May Cause Anatomical Changes to Brain

Dr. Ezriel E. Kornel Co-Authors Groundbreaking Article in Brain Injury Journal

PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 09, 2010 – (White Plains, NY)… While it has long been known that whiplash can cause injuries to the cervical spine, a new study published in the July issue of the journal Brain Injury shows that whiplash may also cause anatomical changes to the brain.

According to Dr. Ezriel E. Kornel, M.D., F.A.C.S., a principal with Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York in White Plains, and a co-author of the Brain Injury article, “The study examined the MRI scans of 1200 neck pain patients and found that those patients suffering from whiplash were more likely to have anatomical changes to the brain, specifically, a herniation of the brain called Chiari malformation, in which the bottom part of the brain (the cerebellum) dips through an opening in the base of the skull.” 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

UL youth overcomes big hurdles

UL youth overcomes big hurdles

Kaden Koscoe is your normal 7-year old.
He loves hanging out with his friends, playing baseball and he's not looking forward to going back to school.
However, there's so much more to the Union Local second grader that you'd never know.
Just two years ago, Koscoe was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Chiari Malformation, which affects just 300,000 people in the United States.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Community steps up to help Knowlton girl with rare spinal condition

Published: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 9:56 AM

Story Written By Jane Primerano
KNOWLTON TWP. — While most 11-year-old girls like to show off their spelling skills, Cathleen Balla has a talent for impressive words.
Unfortunately, that’s because they describe a serious disease that is impacting her life.
“That’s Cathleen with a C,” the bouncy blonde said before spelling the ailment: syringomyelia, or SM, a tubular cyst in the central spinal canal. Going along with SM is a Chiari malformation, a structural defect in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance.