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4/2/2018
While undergoing brain surgery, patient plays her flute
Doctors at a Houston hospital shared video of a woman playing the flute while on the operating table during a brain surgery procedure. The Texas Medical Center said Anna Henry, 63, was undergoing a procedure known as "deep brain stimulation" in the hopes of treating a condition known as essential tremor, which caused Henry's hands to shake and prevented her from doing activities including eating soup with a spoon and playing her beloved instrument. "[Deep brain stimulation] works amazingly well," said Henry's neurologist, Mya Schiess, M.D., of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and UTHealth. "If you have a tremor that is truly interfering with hand function, lifestyle, head or voice, honestly, there isn't a medicine out there that's going to really put you in a better state."
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2/18/2018
Walmart steps up and into the health care fray
There are now 12 sites around the country used by Walmart, with marquee names like Mayo and Johns Hopkins. Last May Memorial Hermann's Mischer Neuroscience Institute was added to the roster.
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12/5/2017
Houston man free of epileptic seizures months after surgery
Imagine going about your life one minute and then losing all control in the next minute. It's the reality for the more than three million Americans the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says are living with epilepsy. Dr. Nitin Tandon, director of the Epilepsy Surgery Program at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, helps one man overcome the odds.
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12/1/2017
Solutions: What do your keystrokes say about Parkinson’s?
By the time Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed, the damage is likely already done. But what if there was a way to check for early signs of this progressive disorder of the nervous system? What if a smartphone app or computer keyboard could pick up Parkinson’s just from the way someone swiped or typed?
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11/24/2017
Stroke physical therapist finds himself in need after health scare
Rudy Pijnnaken is a physical therapist who has worked with stroke patients for years. That's where he met Dr. Sunil Sheth, who is a neurologist at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and UTHealth. The doctor discovered a tear in the blood vessel to Rudy's brain and a blood clot which was starving Rudy's brain of oxygen. He treated Rudy using a relatively new procedure in stroke care called a thrombectomy in order to remove the life-threatening clot.
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9/8/2017
Surgeon rescued after using boat to save more than 100 people during Harvey
It wasn't just first responders, but everyday citizens who rescued hundreds of people during Harvey. One of them is a neurosurgeon at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. When the water started to rise in Meyerland, Dr. Joseph Cochran became a hero. He jumped in the one thing he had to rescue neighbors, his fishing boat. "It was a little bit surreal. I've never seen anything like that," said Dr. Cochran with UTHealth/Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute.
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4/27/2017
Cyclists ride to Austin to raise money, awareness about multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis can be a debilitating disease but there are a lot of new reasons to ride this weekend, including research and funding for new medications, such as the ones offering hope to one Cypress school counselor. Dr. Philip Blum, a neurologist with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, said the infusion of Rituximab that Carol gets is similar to Ocrevus, which was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month.
chron.com
12/9/2016
After long quest, Houston surgeon finds gene mutation linked to brain aneurysms
Dr. Dong Kim, M.D., the director of the Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute and chair of neurosurgery at UTHealth's McGovern Medical School, led a team of researchers that found a genetic mutation that seems to cause brain aneurysms.
1/13/2016
Harris County Medical Society to Install Kimberly Monday, M.D., as President
The Harris County Medical Society (HCMS), the professional society for physicians in Harris County and the largest county medical society in the nation, will install into office board-certified neurologist Kimberly E. Monday, M.D., as the 115th President on Jan. 22 at the Petroleum Club in Houston. Monday is in private practice at the Houston Neurologic Institute (HNI), which she co-founded in 1997. HNI is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Associates.
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10/29/2014
What a Sea Snail Can Teach Us About the Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy are familiar with potential side effects. A new study here in Houston is looking into just how chemotherapy drugs change cognitive functions in the brain. We learn more from Dr. Jack Byrne, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the UTHealth Medical School, and Dr. Sigmund Hsu, a cancer neurologist at UTHealth Medical School and the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann.

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