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New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs

April 18, 2019

New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic and Medtronic have developed a device that uses electrodes implanted in the brain to detect oncoming seizures. The first to try out the new system? None other than man’s best friend.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Benjamin Brinkmann, Dr. Gregory Worrell, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine


Sandra Murphy-Pak Helping Mayo Researchers Create a New Future of Living With ALS

April 2, 2019

Sandra Murphy-Pak Helping Mayo Researchers Create a New Future of Living With ALS

By In the Loop intheloop

Sandra Murphy-Pak knows she may never benefit from research aimed at helping ALS patients lead more independent lives, but her reason for participating in research studies has always been about others.

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Tags: ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic, Department of Neurology, Dr. Bjorn Oskarsson


Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern

March 19, 2019

Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern

By In the Loop intheloop

The death of actor Luke Perry serves as a reminder that strokes happen to people of all ages. Reversing the risk factors that may lead to stroke and knowing the signs and symptoms can be lifesaving.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Robert Brown Jr., stroke


Volunteers Create Distraction Pads to Help Keep Patients Busy and Safe

July 31, 2018

Volunteers Create Distraction Pads to Help Keep Patients Busy and Safe

By In the Loop intheloop

Since 2016, volunteers in the Mayo handicrafters group have been creating distraction pads and other items that help reduce anxiety and agitation in patients.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Lorina Welper, Mary (Lisa) Brink, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


Choir Gives Resounding Voices to Those Affected by Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

July 26, 2018

Choir Gives Resounding Voices to Those Affected by Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease

By In the Loop intheloop

Homes and communities can feel foreign and lonely for those living with dementia. Mayo’s Angela Lunde is part of a group working to change that through music. 

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Angela Lunde, Dementia, Department of Neurology


Tori and Nick Foles: From Super Bowl to Passing POTS Awareness

July 10, 2018

Tori and Nick Foles: From Super Bowl to Passing POTS Awareness

By In the Loop intheloop

When Nick Foles isn’t winning Super Bowl MVP trophies, he’s helping his wife, Tori, raise awareness for POTS, a mysterious but increasingly common autonomic nervous system disorder.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr Brent Goodman, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome


New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

June 19, 2018

New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

By In the Loop intheloop

Chris White had dealt with epileptic seizures since birth and feared he would never experience the parts of life many of us take for granted. That changed after he came to Mayo Clinic.  

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Tags: deep brain stimulation, Department of Neurology, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. Matt Stead, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, neurosurgery, pediatrics


Twin Sisters Share a Diagnosis — Tay-Sachs Disease — and a Desire to Make a Difference

January 30, 2018

Twin Sisters Share a Diagnosis — Tay-Sachs Disease — and a Desire to Make a Difference

By In the Loop intheloop

Katie and Allie Buryk lived with strange symptoms for years before learning they had Tay-Sachs disease. Now, the young women are devoted to raising awareness of the disease, and finding a cure.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Marc Patterson, Individualized Medicine, Tay-Sachs disease


Troubling Medical Mystery Solved After Years of Painful Symptoms

December 12, 2017

Troubling Medical Mystery Solved After Years of Painful Symptoms

By In the Loop intheloop

Before coming to Mayo Clinic, Colin McEwen spent years living with intense pain, and without a diagnosis. That began to change with the help of neurologist Sarah Berini, M.D.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Sarah Berini, porphyria


February 23, 2017

Back to Normal After Frightening Bout With Encephalitis

By In the Loop intheloop

Three years ago, Christa Thesing suddenly began hallucinating and found herself unable to sleep. Her frightening symptoms baffled doctors near her home in Andover, Minnesota. Doctors initially suspected bipolar disorder, but then Christa’s condition worsened. She became confused and began losing the ability to walk, talk and eat.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Michel Toledano, Encephalitis


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