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What is tetralogy of Fallot?

A birth defect linked to the use of Depakote during pregnancy, tetralogy of Fallot, is a condition that occurs when a child’s heart fails to form correctly. Tetralogy of Fallot is linked to four main heart problems, including ventricle septal defect, right ventricular hypertrophy, overriding aorta, and pulmonary stenosis. Tetralogy of Fallot is sometimes accompanied […]

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Scoliosis treatment options

Nearly seven million people in America suffer from scoliosis and  this condition occurs when the spine begins to curve. The curve can be mild and require little  treatment or it can be very serious and can lead to other deformities. The peak times for a person to be diagnosed with scoliosis is between 10 and […]

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West Virginia to receive $1 million in Depakote settlement

The state of West Virginia has been scheduled to receive nearly $1 million in the Depakote marketing settlement after Abbott Laboratories was ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion to resolve claims that Depakote was marketed illegally to treat disorders that it was not approved to do so. In the case, Depakote was ordered to give […]

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Using the clock to treat seizures in epilepsy patients

A pediatric neurologist is using a new technique in order to help children who suffer from seizures that can not be helped by medication or surgery. Nearly a third of all people that suffer from epilepsy have a form that is untreatable by medication and this doctor hopes to find a solution on how they […]

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Premature death risk raising for Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia sufferers

New data has shown that the premature death risk of people with Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is on the rise. A study done by researchers at Oxford University looked into death records at hospitals from 1999 to 2006 and found that the early death risk for schizphrenics was raised 60 percent by 1999 and this […]

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San Francisco study done on seizure recovery

According to a nationwide study done in San Francisco, seizure patients have a better chance of recovering from any brain issue if paramedics inject the patients with medication at the scene. “It’s going to make it more likely the seizure will stop by the time they get to the hospital,” said Dr. Claude Hemphill, a […]

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Epilepsy surgery may help with long term symptoms

A new study is suggesting that surgery to correct epilepsy may be proving to be a beneficial long term treatment. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have recently done a study on 361 epilepsy patients that all had the surgery done by the same surgeon between the years 1967 and 1990. Over […]

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Treatment and complications of facial dysmorphisms

Facial dysmorphism is a birth defect that occurs from there is a malformation with the child’s facial bones. These malformations can include multiple different things such as cleft lip and palate, asymmetry issues, and ear malformations. These dysmorphisms have been linked to the use of pharmaceutical drugs during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. When […]

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Michigan University researchers make progress on Autism treatment

A new study done by Michigan University researchers has shown that it can be helpful for autistic children to imitate other children’s social skills. The study shows that preschoolers and toddlers with autism who were taught to imitate their peers showed more attempt to get researchers attention using gestures then did other children with autism. […]

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Community happy with passage of anti-seizure medication

The passage of a new epilepsy bill has many people in the Orange County area excited and relieved. The new bill means states that non-medical personnel, such as teachers, can now administer an anti-seizure medication to students. The new law will go into effect on Jan. 1 and will counter act a bill that was […]

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